Timeline for the Academic year 2020 -2021
- Fall 2020
- Hiring Window: 8/17 – 9/4
- Student-Worker Evaluation Week: 11/9 – 11/13
- Spring 2021
- Work On-Campus Welcome Back Webinar: 1/21
- Student-Worker Evaluation Week: 4/26 – 4/30
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based employment program administered by the University. Priority is given to full-time students who fill out the FAFSA on time.
- Students must submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need to qualify for federal work-study. Federal work-study is awarded based on the information provided on a student’s FAFSA. Because federal work-study is a need-based award, not every student qualifies. Students must also complete all outstanding requirements with the Financial Aid Office before they can receive federal work-study. Because the university receives a limited amount of federal work-study funds each year, students who submit their paperwork late will be put on our work-study waitlist. This is done in an effort to ensure that we do not overspend our work-study funds or spent our allocation too quickly.
- Any additional questions can be directed to Tom Pinkl at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All FWS students are responsible for requesting their FWS contracts by emailing email@example.com.
- Once the student has received these documents they should then send it to the supervisor for completion.
- If you receive a raise in pay greater than minimum wage, it could affect how many hours or how long you can work. If you receive a raise but continues to work the same number of hours per week, it could exhaust your work-study funds quicker. Reach out to your supervisors to discuss how a raise could affect your hours.
- All requests for pay greater than the $7.25 minimum wage requires the signature of the Vice President of the division in which you are employed.
- Please note: This is not required for Graduate Assistant positions.
- The deadline for a student to submit their FASFA to secure their financial aid for the upcoming school year is due June 30, 2021. Students should follow-up with the Financial Aid office after submitting this request or if you need any assistance.
- Access Handshake via the Portal under “Tools”.
- Once you are in Handshake click “Jobs” on the home page and filter through jobs by clicking the “on-campus” button to see all open positions.
- If you are a budget worker, your supervisor must complete a Budget form.
- You can request this form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Once this form is shared with your supervisor, it is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have never held an on-campus job before you will need to complete the New Hire Packet. This packet can be requested by your supervisor or by contacting email@example.com.
- To submit to Human Resources for processing you must have 2 (two) forms of ID (ie. Driver’s License, Passport, Social Security Card etc.)
Top 6 Reasons to work an on-campus job
- You will get paid
- Not only will you have some spending money, but you will also have money to pay for your books. Having a job on campus will also teach you how to budget your money until the next pay cycle.
- Flexible work schedule
- The department that you work for will work with you to avoid academic conflicts and other obligations.
- You will expand your network
- You can build your professional and social network to include co-workers, supervisors, and faculty and staff.
- You may become more involved on campus
- Working on campus allows you to get involved in various organization through all the people that you meet.
- You will develop a lot of new skills (and strengthen ones you already possess)
- In an on-campus position, you will learn how to become an effective communicator, work with others, and manage your time wisely.
- Even if you commute to campus, nothing is more convenient than working on campus. You can easily go from class to your on-campus job in a matter of minutes!
What skills will I learn by working an on-campus job?
Oral & written communication
Global & diverse perspectives
If you have any additional questions about your Handshake account or applying to on-campus jobs contact firstname.lastname@example.org.