• Student Work Program

    On-Campus student work positions are no longer being posted in Career Connection. A new system for posting job vacancies and submitting applications for on-campus work is now available through HSU Central. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about on-campus jobs.

    Overview

    The Student Work Program allows students to work in various departments on campus. Each department conducts their own hiring. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a student a position on campus even if they have already qualified for Federal Work Study. There are typically more students wanting jobs than there are available jobs.

    Work Study is not included in the financial aid calculation for financial settlement purposes. If employed, a student will receive a bi-weekly paycheck for actual hours worked. Students may not work more than 15 hours per week.

    To work on campus, students must be enrolled in courses full-time (12 hours for undergraduates, 9 hours for graduate students). Summer enrollment is not required, but students must be pre-registered for the fall term as a full-time student to work over the summer.

    Application Procedures

    Most job vacancies become available prior to the beginning of each long semester (fall/spring) and will typically be filled within the first few weeks of the semester. A new system for posting job vacancies and submitting applications for on-campus work is now available through HSU Central. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about on-campus jobs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many on-campus jobs are available for students?

    Approximately 300-350 students are employed part-time on campus. However, since many students keep their jobs from semester to semester, only a handful of those jobs come open every semester. There are typically more students wanting jobs than there are available jobs.

    What kind of jobs are available on-campus?

    The majority of student workers are hired as office assistants, computer lab assistants, library assistants, or maintenance assistants. Duties, responsibilities, and requirements may vary with each type of position. Certain positions may require specific levels of experience, training, class standing and/or certification. Most positions pay minimum wage.

    How do I find an on-campus job?

    Student workers are hired independently through each department and office. A new system for posting job vacancies and submitting applications for on-campus work is now available through HSU Central. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about on-campus jobs. Most job vacancies become available prior to the beginning of each long semester (fall/spring) and will typically be filled within the first few weeks of the semester.

    How do I apply for an on-campus job?

    A new system for posting job vacancies and submitting applications for on-campus work is now available through HSU Central. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about on-campus jobs.

    How do I find out about opportunities for working off-campus?

    The Office of Career Services at HSU hosts a Part-Time Job Fair during the first few weeks of the fall semester. Additionally, some part-time off-campus work opportunities are posted in HSU Career Connection throughout the year. The Office of Career Services also manages a bulletin board on the 1st floor of Moody Center with a handful of part-time opportunities. Of course, one of the best ways to find a part-time job is by applying in person. Visit local retailers and restaurants to inquire about openings. The local newspaper also communicates local opportunities.

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