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Studies show that students who work 12 hours per week are better students. The University has set aside a number of part-time positions to be filled by full-time students to help them become better students and keep them engaged in campus activities.
The privilege of working is also an opportunity to earn money to meet their educational expenses and allow them to gain valuable work experience. As more and more students seek employment on campus, competition for the available jobs increases. Employers are opting to hire candidates who can best meet work expectations. The best candidates are those who understand their role in the employment process, follow instructions and meet deadlines.

For US Citizens and Permanent Residents, employment instructions will vary depending on whether they are a Financial Aid recipient which requires them to earn a portion of their award through employment. To obtain your employment instructions, select one of the following statements:

  • I applied for Financial Aid and have received a Federal Work Study (FWS) award. I have an option of using my FWS award towards an on-campus  job or an off-campus job. My employment period can be as long as an entire school year at a time and I plan to complete the Employment Instructions for FWS Recipients the very first time I look for a job and every year that I plan to work for the University.
  • I applied for financial aid and have received a Campus Job Opportunity (CJOB) award. I have an option of using my CJOB award towards an on-campus job . My employment period can be as long as an entire school year at a time and I plan to complete the Employment Instructions for CJOB Recipients the very first time I look for a job and every year that I plan to work for the University.
  • I am a full-time student who did not receive an award which requires me to work, but I am interested in working on-campus . My employment period can be as long as an entire school year at a time and I plan to complete the Employment Instructions for Regular Students the very first time I look for a job and every year that I plan to work for the University.

At the most, assignments can last an academic year at a time. Good performers will be invited by their supervisors to continue their assignment the following term or the following year. Depending on the terms of the job, invitations are typically extended at the end of the school year after students are evaluated for their job performance. Students who are invited to return the following term/year must go through the employment process again so that they can be re-added to the University Payroll system.

For a list of employment terminology and forms, please see the Student Resource page .

For a list of frequently asked questions, please see the Student FAQ .