When you receive a Federal Work Study Award from the Office of Financial Aid, think about whether you'd like a work study position on campus or off campus. The Office of Civic Engagement coordinates off campus work study positions. If you are interested in an on-campus position, check out Panther Career Net. To find an off-campus position, simply come to the Office of Civic Engagement with a copy of your class schedule and award letter. We have a list of job openings in the office for you to browse through.
When you have found a job, come to our office and we will provide you with the necessary paperwork to be on the payroll. You will need to get a couple of signatures and fill out your tax information at Human Resources after you leave our office. Please remember to bring identification with you, as well as your paperwork from Financial Aid.
Many students find that they stay with the same position throughout their stay at the University. However, some students prefer a variety of experiences, need to find a better location or schedule, or wish to change job sites for other reasons.
What are students saying about the off-campus work-study program?
"I plan to work in nonprofit public relations. Having [experience with the] Peace Corps on my resume will make me stand out, as well as the skills I gained from working there will also make me a great candidate."
"I will understand social issues to a greater degree than if I would not have done work study."
"It exposed and prepared me for real world experiences and social issues. It fostered a greater sense of responsibility and leadership in me."
"It gave me experience I would need in my career. I will already be ahead because I was able to work hands-on in my field."
"The real life experience that I am getting is by far my favorite part of the experience. Learning in a classroom is much different from applying it in real life."