The Associated Students is preparing to hire more than 100 new employees for the 2012-2013 school year, said Hannah Cooley, AS Personnel Office assistant director.

For the first time, the AS will host a hiring discussion panel in residence halls to target students who may not be familiar with the AS hiring process.

The panel will be held in Nash Hall and the Ridge Lounge at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

The panel comes just before AS hiring week, which consists of workshops and a job fair to help prepare potential candidates for AS jobs.

The panel consists of current AS employees who will answer questions about the employment and the hiring process. It will be organized by freshman Nidia Hernandez, Personnel Office project assistant, who is more connected with the dorm community, said Cooley.

The hiring process will officially begin April 5, at which point online applications will be available.

Cooley said it’s a long process because many people will apply and there are many positions to fill.

Students will be selected for interviews, which will continue through March, she said. Candidates will be notified if they are selected for positions in mid-May, Cooley said.

Students who are interested or have questions should contact the Personnel Office at 360-650-6113.