Transfer & Career Services

Student Employment 

Beware of Fraudulent Emails!

Fraudulent employers are often targeting jobseekers, and sometimes are able to send emails to your personal or school based account, posing as a college-approved organization. Please look for these red flags when reading an email about a prospective job offer:

  1. LMC will NEVER distribute your email address, name, or any other personal information without your consent. It's against the law. If you receive an email from someone who says they received your information from the college, it's not true.
  2. Requests for financial/personal information are red flags. Here are some examples:
    1. You must provide your credit card or bank account numbers or other personal financial documentation. Do NOT give out any financial information at any point during your job-search and hiring process.
    2. You are asked to provide your social security and driver’s license information in the initial application. Personal information should never be asked during the initial application process.
    3. The representative tells you that the organization does not have an office set up in your area and will need you to help get the office up and running. This scam often includes a request for your banking information, supposedly to help the employer make transactions.
    4. You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account, often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  3. Websites and emails can signal a problem. For example:
    1. The posting appears to be from a reputable, familiar organization—often a Fortune 500. Yet, the email handle in the contact's email address does not match the domain used by representatives of the organization; this is typically easy to determine from the organization's website.
    2. The contact email address contains the domain @live.com or an @ that is not affiliated with the organization. Examples: @gmail, @yahoo, @hotmail. If this is the case, then verify that the email address matches what is found on the organization’s website.

The bottom line: if it seems too good to be true, check with us.

Students & Alumni

  • Looking for a Job On-Campus or Off-Campus?

    Looking for a Job On-Campus or Off-Campus?

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  • Got a Job On-Campus? - Process your Employee Paperwork

    Got a Job On-Campus? Process your Employee Paperwork:

     

    Students,

    If you have worked for the college in the last 12 months

    Please check your INSITE email for an email from "forms@losmedanos.edu"

    This email has instructions and a link to complete your online paperwork

    If you have NOT worked for the college in the last 12 months In addition to the email above, you will also be required to schedule an in person appointment at the college. The Student Employment office will email you with dates and times available.

    International Students, you have additional steps:

    Obtain a Social Security Number: You can only get a Social Security Number (SSN) if you are offered a job. If you are offered a job, these are the steps you must follow:

    1. You must first be offered a job on campus.
    2. Pick up a Letter of Employment and Verification of full-time F-1 student status from Admissions & Records
    3. Take the Letter of Employment form to your supervisor. The letter needs to be filled out by the supervisor confirming that you have been offered employment
    4. Go to a local Social Security Office and bring the following documents:
      1. Completed Letter of Employment form
      2. Letter from Admissions verifying your full time F1 student status
      3. SEVIS I-20
      4. Passport
      5. Visa
      6. I-94

    Nearest Social Security Office:
    Antioch Social Security Office
    2508 Verne Roberts Cir,  Antioch, CA 94509
     

    Bring all documents above to your Student Employment Paperwork Appointment.

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  On-Campus Employers - How to Hire Students

  • Post Your On-Campus Job

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    1. If you are posting for the first time: Click here to create your employer account using your INSITE email. 

    2. Watch the video below for instructions on posting an on-campus student employment position to Handshake ..

  • Hiring/Re-hiring students (Using Department Funds)

    Hiring or Re-Hiring Student Workers:

    Steps 

    Who is Responsible?

    What to do?

    Step 1:
    Supervisor
    Get Position ID # (PID):
       
    • Supervisors must have a Position ID # (PID) before hiring student workers.
      • How to get a PID? Contact Alex Harvey (aharvey@losmedanos.edu) in the LMC Business Office, including the correct GL, to create/confirm a PID #.
    Step 2:
    Supervisor
    Complete Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card)
       

    Click Here to access your hire card link.

    • NOTE: Students cannot be allowed to work until Transfer and Career Services receives the employment paperworkFood Services and Child Development: Please remember that students need to submit their TB Test Clearance together with the Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card).
    Step 3:
    Student, Supervisor, and Dean/Manager
    Complete portions of online hire card
       
    • All groups should be checking their INSITE email address for a message from "forms@losmedanos.edu." Read instructions and click link to complete hire card.
    • If a student has not worked on campus in the last 12 months, they will be required to schedule an in person appointment to complete additional paperwork.

    To Return to Dynamic Forms and see all Pending/Completed forms, go to "Dynamic Forms" in InSite.


    PLEASE NOTE:
    • Eligible student workers must be taking:
      • 6 units during Fall/Spring semester
      • 3 units during Summer
    • If they drop below this number their supervisors must terminate the student employment immediately.
     If you have questions, please contact Transfer & Career Services, Ext. 3-7444.
  • Hiring/Re-hiring Federal Work Study (FWS) Students

    Hiring/Re-hiring Federal Work Study (FWS) Students:

    Steps  

    Who is Responsible?

    What to do?

    Step 1:
    Supervisor
    Find out if student is eligible for FWS
       
    • Contact Eva Monteverde to complete a Request to Hire Federal Work Study Student form.
    • After you have been approved to hire your FWS student, and they have completed their Federal Work Study Contract, click below to complete their hire card.

    Click Here for Hire Card

    Step 2:
    Supervisor
    Complete Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card)
       

    Click Here to Complete Hire Card

    NOTE: Students cannot be allowed to work until Transfer and Career Services receives the employment paperwork Food Services and Child Development: Please remember that students need to submit their TB Test Clearance together with the FWS Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card).

    Step 3:
    Student, Supervisor, Dean/Manager
    Complete Online Hiring Paperwork
       
    • All groups should be checking their INSITE email address for a message from "forms@losmedanos.edu." Read instructions and click link to complete hire card.

    • If a student has not worked on campus in the last 12 months, they will be required to schedule an in person appointment to complete additional paperwork.

    • To Return to Dynamic Forms and see all Pending/Completed forms, go to "Dynamic Forms" in InSite.

     PLEASE NOTE:
    • Eligible FWS student workers must be taking:
      • 6 units during Fall/Spring semester
      • 6 units during Summer
    • If they drop below this number their supervisors must terminate the student employment immediately.

     If you have questions, please contact Transfer & Career Services, Ext. 3-7444.

  • Hiring/Re-hiring CalWORKS Students

     Hiring/Re-hiring CalWORKS students

    1. When you (the supervisors) decide on who you want to hire, confirm with CalWORKS to make sure that the student is indeed eligible for CalWORKS.

     2. After CalWORKS has confirmed student is eligibility, 

    Click Here to Complete Hire Card

    • Fill out the CalWORKS Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card).(NOTE: Students cannot be allowed to work until Transfer and Career Services receives the employment paperwork.)
    • Food Services and Child Development: Please remember that students need to submit their TB Test Clearance together with the CalWORKS Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card).

    3. All groups should be checking their INSITE email address for a message from "forms@losmedanos.edu." Read instructions and click link to complete hire card.

    4. If a student has not worked on campus in the last 12 months, they will be required to schedule an in person appointment to complete additional paperwork.

    To Return to Dynamic Forms and see all Pending/Completed forms, go to "Dynamic Forms" in InSite.

    4. Please remember students cannot begin working until student hiring paperwork has been processed by Human Resources/Payroll. The supervisor will receive the Student Employment Processing Confirmation receipt stating when the student can start to work. Due to liability reasons students are not legally employees until they are enrolled by the District..

    Student can begin work ONLY after they have processed their paperwork.

    Due to liability reasons students are not legally employees until they are enrolled by the District.

     If you have questions, please contact Transfer & Career Services, Ext. 3-7444.

  • Hiring/ Re-Hiring International Students

    Hiring/ Re-Hiring International Students:

    Before Hiring International Students

    • International students may be hired to work on campus provided that they are, and remain, in the appropriate immigration status and must be authorized to work in the United States.
    • International students must be registered as full-time students and maintain satisfactory academic progress while pursuing their education.
    • International students must obtain a social security number from the Social Security Administration office.

     

    Steps  

    Who is Responsible?

    What to do?

    Step 1:
    Supervisor
    Get Position ID # (PID):
       
    • Supervisors must have a Position ID # (PID) before hiring student workers.
    Step 2:
    Supervisor
    Complete Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card)
       

    NOTE: Students cannot be allowed to work until Transfer and Career Services receives the employment paperworkFood Services and Child Development: Please remember that students need to submit their TB Test Clearance together with the Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card).

    Step 3:
    Student
    Obtain Social Security Card
       
    • Before the student comes to the Student Employment Center to fill out paperwork, student must obtain a social security card from the Social Security Administration office.
      1. To obtain a social security number, the student must take the completed Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card) to the LMC Admissions and Records Office.

      2. Admissions & Records will provide the student with a letter to bring to the Social Security Administration office along with other necessary identification.

      3. After applying for a social security number, it can take up to 3 weeks to receive the card.

    Closest Social Security Administration office to LMC:  2508 Verne Roberts Circle, Antioch, CA

    Step 4: 
    Student 
    Bring Districtwide Student Hire Card to Transfer and Career Services/ Employment Center
       
    • After student receives the Social Security card, then student needs to make an appointment with Rachel Anicetti (ranicetti@losmedanos.edu) to fill out the hiring paperwork.
    • Student must bring the following documents to the appointment with Rachel Anicetti:
      1. Districtwide Student Hire Card (Referral Card)
      2. Current Foreign Passport
      3. Social Security Card
      4. Current I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
      5. I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status)
    Step 5:
    Supervisor
    Student Employment Paperwork Process Confirmation
       
    • Supervisor will get an email notification once the student employment paperwork has been processed, and until then students can start work. 

    Please remember students cannot begin working until student hiring paperwork has been processed by Human Resources/Payroll. Due to liability reasons students are not legally employees until they are enrolled by the District.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    • Eligible student workers must be taking:
      • 12 units during Fall/Spring semester
      • 6 units during Summer
    • If they drop below this number their supervisors must terminate the student employment immediately.
     If you have questions, please contact Transfer & Career Services, Ext. 3-7444.

 

Off-Campus Employers Looking to Hire LMC Students & Alumni

  • Post your Job

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    1. Click on the Handshake logo above to create a free account and once the registration is complete, post your job.
      1. Click Here for a page with additional support and directions.
    2. You can direct students to submit their resume or to submit materials directly to you.

    Los Medanos College Employer Posting Policy

    Introduction: 
    Los Medanos College is a public community college that provides quality educational opportunities for roughly 14,000 students per year within the changing and diverse communities of East Contra Costa County. We strive to embody our core values of Learning, Collaboration, Communication, and Community Engagement while providing a diverse and equitable academic and cultural environment. The following policies are based on those values, and any organization that violates these policies may be restricted from campus recruiting. 

    Los Medanos College Career Services will provide services to employers whose opportunities meet the following basic criteria: 


    Posting Guidelines: All recruiting organizations are expected to accurately describe their organization, positions and requirements, and application process when representing their opportunities. 
    Employment Guidelines: The position posted meets California’s employee definition according to the Employment Development Department’s Employment Determination Guide. 
    Compensation Guidelines: Base salary is equal or greater to California state minimum wage (calculated over any time scale). 
    Compliance with Laws and Policies: Employer complies with all Federal Equal Employment Laws, California State Labor Standards Enforcement Law, and Los Medanos College Privacy Policy 

  • Advertising the Position

    Advertising the Position:

    • Posting Flyers:
      • If you would like promotion of your position you may email Student Life Teresea Archaga (tarchaga@losmedanos.edu) an 8 1/2" x 11" flyer which will be reproduced and posted on designated boards around campus.
      • Please remember to include the College Central Network (CCN) website, https://www.collegecentral.com/losmedanos/ and the job ID # for the posting so students can find it quickly in the CCN database.

     

    • Tabling:
      • Employment Services has partnered with Student Life who oversees tabling on-campus to allow employers who have posted opportunities in College Central Network to table 11am - 1pm the 1st Wednesday of each month for free, space permitting.
      • If you would like to reserve a table, please contact Student Life at (925) 473-7554. Tabling at other days/times is $50 per table; for non-profits this fee may be waived.

     

    • Weekly Newsletter to Students During Fall/Spring Semesters:
      • Transfer & Career Services sends a weekly newsletter to subscribed students which includes a selection of the jobs in the College Central Network. If you would like your opportunity to be highlighted in this weekly newsletter.
      • Please email lmc.transfer.team@gmail.com
      • Include in the email:
        • Subject Line: For Weekly Email
        • Body of the Email: Job Title, Your Organization & Location, Deadline, CCN Job ID#, 1-2 short sentences description of the opportunity.