Responsibility for work assignments rests with the Work Program Office. The preferences of students are taken into account, as are the wishes of work supervisors and the immediate College needs. Obtaining a particular job depends upon the existence of a vacancy, the number of students that apply, and the comparative qualifications of the applicants. Returning students, particularly juniors and seniors who have done well in their previous assignments and want the same or different jobs for which they are qualified, usually are provided that opportunity. It is a real-life situation in which competition, seniority, skills, and previous work experience all play a part. Often, new students cannot be assigned to crews reflecting any of their stated preferences -- particularly when the preferred assignments are all with small crews. Regardless of the assignment made, each job is an important one and each student's best effort will be expected.