Find a Work-Study Position

Required Paperwork

Work-Study packets will be distributed to students during the first week of each Fall and Spring semester. These packets will include information about the following:

Work-Study Manual
The Work-Study Manual (PDF) provides an overview of the Work-Study program and your involvement.

Employment Authorization Form
Students must complete their portion of the form, ensure that their hiring supervisor completes his or her portion of the form, and then submit the form to the Career Development Center before beginning work.

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Students must complete a Form I-9 and submit original documentation to prove their eligibility to work in the U. S. Details about required I.D. and documentation are listed on the last page of the Form I-9. To see which documents qualify, view the Form I-9 instructions and Lists of Acceptable Documents (PDF).

W-4 Tax Form
A completed W-4 Tax Form (PDF) is required for employer withholding for Federal Income tax.

Finding Work-Study Job Opportunities

Work-Study jobs (and other work opportunities) are posted at Positions and application procedures are described on the site. Students are also free simply to stop by offices around campus and inquire about possible positions of interest. Also, on the first Thursday of both Fall and Spring semesters, there is a Work & Service Fair at which local on-campus and off-campus employers recruit for open positions (which in some cases include regular part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer positions as well). These fairs provide excellent means of quickly surveying many opportunities. Organizations may vary in their hiring procedures, but most will provide applications and accept résumés on the spot. It is up to students to secure interviews and obtain positions. Download a Student Job Application (PDF).

Electronic Time Cards
After students are hired into a Work-Study position, their supervisors will issue them an electronic time card workbook to track Work-Study hours for each month of the school year. Time cards must be completed by students, and submitted to and approved by their supervisors. Supervisors are responsible for submitting time cards to Human Resources on the last day of the month. Questions about the electronic time card process should be directed to Human Resources. For more information on employment forms, visit the Human Resources department.

Paychecks and Direct Deposit
Paychecks are available at the Pacific Information Center (PIC) on the 15th of each month. Paychecks not picked up at the PIC within a few days of the 15th are mailed to the student’s permanent address on file with Human Resources. Students may arrange for an electronic deposit of their paycheck directly from Pacific to their bank account by contacting Human Resources. For more information on employment forms, visit the Human Resources department.