Work-Study at Pacific University
Work-Study jobs can be excellent vehicles for gaining skills and experiences to explore your career interests. Students are encouraged to choose jobs that will advance their educational and career goals. Students can find Work-Study jobs readily in almost all departments on campus, and at approved community service partners.
The Student Work-Study Participation Manual provides an overview of the Work-Study program and student involvement and responsibilities as an employee of Pacific University.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Students must complete the Form I-9, and bring original documentation to a Pacific representative, to prove their eligibility to work in the U.S. Common documentation for students to bring includes one of the following items: Passport, Birth Certificate, or Social Security Card - the document must be in legal/original, unexpired condition, no photocopies accepted. Details about required I.D. and documentation are listed on 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
Information for a completed W4 Tax Form, for employer withholding for Federal Income tax, is also required, and will be entered online on in your Paycom employee account.
Finding Work-Study Job Opportunities
Work-Study positions are listed and applied to online at pacificu.edu/jobs. Students are also free to simply stop by offices around campus and inquire about possible positions of interest. In addition, 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
Electronic Time Cards
After students are hired into a work-study position and their hiring paperwork is processed, Human Resources will issue them access to punch in on the Paycom Website or phone App to track work-study hours worked during each two-week pay period of the enrollment year. Time cards must be completed by students, and approved by their supervisors.
Paychecks and Direct Deposit
Paychecks are available at the Human Resources office every other Friday of the bi-weekly pay period from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Paychecks not picked up during that time are then mailed to the student’s permanent legal address on file on Paycom. The Human Resources office is located on 21st Avenue in Forest Grove. Students may arrange for an electronic deposit of their paycheck directly from Pacific to their bank account by completing a Direct Deposit form online in Paycom. For more information on employment forms, visit the Human Resources department.