Student Employment Orientation
Search for Student Jobs Online
Select "Current Job Openings - Apply."
Scroll to the search box, then enter "Student Worker" or "Work Study" to see job opportunities for students.
When you find a job you are interested in select "Applicant Login" and create an account.
Once your account is created you can apply for jobs in a matter of minutes.
Work Study students are paid mostly via Federal Work Study funds and in part by the department they work for. To be eligible for Work Study, a student must have completed the FFAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). More information is available through the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships. Work Study is offered as part of a student's total financial aid package to assist him/her in financing their college education.
Students can see if they have been awarded Work Study funds by checking under "Finances" on their MavLINK page. If a student is called for a Work Study position job interview they must bring their Work Study award letter – this can be printed from their MavLINK page.
Student Workers are paid via the department they work for. To be a Student Worker, you must be enrolled in at least one hour of classes.
Work Study Eligibility and Employment
To be eligible for Work Study, a student must have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). More information is available through the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships. Work Study is offered as part of a student's total financial aid package to assist him/her in financing their college education.
Students can see if they have been awarded Work Study funds by checking under "Finances" on their MavLINK page. Log in to MavLINK here. If a student is called for a Work Study position job interview they must bring their Work Study award letter – this can be printed from the MavLINK page.
Student Employee Information
Regardless of the source of funding, a student employee is a temporary, part-time worker, enrolled for one credit hour or more, whose primary purpose for being at the University is the achievement of an education. Student employment is temporary and secondary to the pursuit of a degree.
A student may work up to 20 hours a week during the semester but may work up to 40 hours a week during official breaks and over the summer. Students should speak with their supervisor to understand if this is a possibility.
Supervisors will work with students in most cases to ensure work and course schedules align. Some positions require a student worker at specific times so please read the job description carefully and inquire during an interview.
Student employees do not receive vacation, holiday, jury duty, or sick pay. Nor are they eligible for leaves of absence. If a student works any four hours continuously, they may be given a paid, fifteen-minute rest period. If a student works for any six hours continuously, they are entitled to an unpaid lunch period of at least one half-hour.
Student Workers and Work Study employees are paid by direct deposit of the student's paycheck to their bank account.
More information is available in the Student Employee Handbook.
Tips for Getting a Job on Campus
- Make sure your application looks professional. Check your spelling. Don't use all lower case letters. Don't use a funny or inappropriate email address.
- Read the minimum requirements in the job posting and if you don't meet them, don't apply.
- Once you have applied, you may want to check in at the department and introduce yourself.
- Check online often or new job postings and apply to all jobs for which you are qualified.
- Brush up on your job interview skills. The Academic and Career Development Center is a good resource for developing these skills.
- Explain your work experience as completely as possible in your application. Show the skills you have used in your work history. Remember that these jobs are competitive and there may be many applicants for each position.
- If you don't have much work experience you can list other experience such as volunteer positions, work in a family business or school positions of leadership.
- If you encounter trouble during your job search email the Manager of Student Employment, Tim Rochford, call him at 402.554.2465 or visit him in the Office of Human Resources, Eppley Administration Building, Room 205.
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