Student Employment

Student Employment can be a great resource for you to build your resume and curate relationships and connections around campus. Please review the Student Employment Handbook and the information below for more details.
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What is Student Employment?

Student Employment is a term that encompasses student work on-campus. There are 2 kinds of student employment: Work study, which is an award provided to eligible students by submitting a FAFSA, and department-funded employment in which various departments on campus have the ability to hire students through their own funds. These opportunities offer valuable work experience to complement students’ career goals after graduation. Student employment should be treated as any other job that a student would have outside of school. Students will want to use this opportunity to enhance current skill sets, as well as learn professionalism and workplace etiquette. Work study and department-funded paychecks are not credited toward any outstanding balance on a student’s account. Students receive a paycheck every two weeks based on the actual number of hours worked during the pay period.

Do I Qualify for Work Study?

Students must submit a FAFSA each year by March 1 and complete their financial aid files overall by May 1 to be considered for a work study award. Funding is limited and on-campus daytime undergraduate students receive first priority for the funding. After March 1, we will review funding levels and award other groups of students, when possible. If awarded, the award will be included on your financial aid award letter available in Ranger Portal.

Any student may be hired into a department-funded student employment position, even if they do not or cannot submit a FAFSA. Department-funded positions are at the discretion of each department and their budgetary restrictions.

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Student Employment Application

All current student employees and new students with Work-study funding can apply for student employment through Workday. New students with no work-study award can apply for student employment through department-funded positions.

Other Questions

If you are granted a work study award, you should:

  1. Review open work study and department-funded positions on Workday.
  2. Contact the supervisor(s) listed in the position description to express your interest and request an interview. You may reach out to multiple supervisors to express interest in multiple positions.
  3. Discuss your potential job duties/responsibilities as well as your desired number of hours per week you wish to work in conjunction with your class schedule. Available positions for the Fall and Spring semesters are posted by August 1. Limited summer positions are posted by March 1.

All student employees must complete their I-9 and select payment elections as part of the onboarding process in the HR system known as Workday. Log into Workday with your RegisNET account for more information.

Once hired by a supervisor on campus, you will be notified of the onboarding process in Workday. You'll need to complete the necessary steps and bring in your I-9 documentation in person to Human Resources – Student Employment located in West Hall (east side of the building – facing the Student Center).

If you are planning to seek a job on campus, you can bring in your I-9 documentation prior to being hired for a position – this will expedite the hiring process for you if/when you do find a position.

Some departments offer department-funded positions. Rather than utilizing work study funding, departments may choose to hire students using their own budget. Department funded positions can also be found in Workday.

Check out the Center for Career and Professional Development for additional information and guidance regarding off-campus positions.

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Human Resources - Student Employment

Location: Clarke Hall suite 269

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Appointments encouraged

Contact: 303.458.4161