Thursday, June 23, 2016

Student Employment: What you Need to Know

The classic question pops into student minds every summer: if students aren’t at St. Scholastica, does it still run? While a tree might not make a sound if no one is there to hear, we at the college are anything but quiet and stationary. With our employees making sure summer classes are running smooth and ultimately preparing for the start of September, student employment is still on our minds. While not every student is necessarily granted student employment, there are still plenty of non-work study jobs on campus to apply for.
As of right now, many jobs are posted for summer positions, however, this will change as more and more departments offer employment to students ranging from working in the Burns Wellness Center, to working for admissions. Student Employment is a need based program which many of our students participate in to help pay for the year and sometimes have some left over to save and spend.
Make sure your student is prepared by making sure they are taking care of a few key items. First is going to our employment website and keep looking for openings. We as a college post jobs on a rolling basis and the page is added to and refreshed with new positions periodically. Once your student has applied and hired, they will have to do the ACT training (confidentiality training) which can be completed online. An I-9 and W-4 must be turned in as well. For the I-9, we need certain documentation from your student to verify their eligibility, which can be found at the link below. Furthermore, if your student doesn’t want a paper check, they can turn in a direct deposit. We suggest attaching a voided check since it is the easiest, but writing your routing information would be acceptable too. Keep in mind, it’s important to write legibly because the account information you provide will be used for depositing the funds.
Once all of these items are completed, they can be turned into our OneStop office for processing. We take employment forms all year round, however, the documentation has to be in at a minimum of three days before they start work. As always, our office is here to answer any questions or help anyone filling out these forms. While we work hard every day, encourage your student to keep looking for employment, turn in their paperwork, and enjoy summer before the warm weather fades to a crisp fall.
Student Employment Site:
Direct Deposit:

Posted by Thomas Gallegos
OneStop Student Services Counselor
The College of St. Scholastica

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