The UWEC job board allows students to find jobs offered by local businesses and private individuals.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Just like any other business, Exceptional Athletics needs hired help to run its cheer training programs.
And so for the past two years, it has turned to the UW-Eau Claire Job Board to help find coaches.
"For the most part they e-mail and we get them in for an interview within about a week," said Jen Wieland with Exceptional Athletics.
Wieland says she has had a lot of luck hiring from the board. Students with all types of talents and interests log on everyday.
"I did find a job I'm going to apply for," said Katie Leloenek, a UWEC student.
She says she likes the flexibility the jobs offer on the board since studies come first.
"And also my mother harassed me diligently to look at the job board, she told me to get a job and she said it's a good tool and I would agree," she added.
Word about the board has gotten out on campus. In fact last year alone, the Financial Aid Office, which runs it using money from a federal grant, says more than 500 students found work through it, adding up to $1.5 million dollars in wages.
Kathy Sahlhoff with UWEC's Financial Aid Office says every post that comes from an employer is reviewed.
"We get part time positions in all kinds of categories and full-time jobs in the summers," she added.
Both from businesses and private individuals.
"It was actually recommended to me by a friend," said a woman named Lori who lives in Eau Claire.
She has just posted an ad for the first time on the job board and is looking for a babysitter.
"I needed someone with transportation, certain hours, so I put all that in the ad," she said.
She is still learning the ropes but is hopeful it will help connect her with the right candidate.
"I wanna get the right person for the job, and from what I've heard the job board was the way to go," she said.