Student employment is a significant way that students can enhance their academic experience by applying practical learning on the job in a supportive and challenging setting.
Washington College has a 500+ student work force. Student employees greatly enhance the College’s functioning by providing invaluable support to departments and contributing energy, creativity, and enthusiasm. Washington College is committed to supporting part-time, on-campus employment to benefit both the departments and programs of the College and the students they employ.
As mentors and learners, supervisors and students can build the foundation for professional career development.
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Recent Washington College graduates reflect back on their experiences as student workers.
Requirements and Eligibility
In order to be a student employee and paid by Washington College, a student must meet the following requirements:
-Be eligible to work in the United States and complete Form I-9 with necessary identification.
-Students who have not yet reached the age of 18 are also required to have a work permit. Information on applying for a Maryland Work Permit can be found on the Minor Work Permit page.
-International students will need to present an I-20 document and visa for the purpose of verification. International students will also need to apply for a Social Security card. For additional employment policies and guidelines for international students, please visit the Global Education Office.
Additional policies and guidelines regarding student employment can be found in the Student Employee Handbook.
Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program offers eligible students work opportunities both on and off-campus. Eligible students receive offers of part time employment at Washington College as part of their financial aid award package upon completion of the need-based financial aid award process. Federal Work-Study students must be given first consideration for jobs on campus in order to assist in fulfilling their financial need.
For more information about the Federal Work-Study program, please visit Financial Aid. Any questions specific to the Federal Work-Study program should be forwarded to the Office of Student Aid at (410) 778-7214.
Finding a Job on Campus
Students who do not qualify for employment through the Federal Work-Study program, but who are interested in on-campus employment should contact the Career Center located in Caroline Hall, or apply directly to the department or program of interest for any positions that may be open for student workers (this is not the procedure for FWS assignments). Almost all of Washington College’s departments and programs hire in the early Fall for the academic year. Additional job openings occur after winter break for the second semester. Short-term employment opportunities are also available for special events such as the Office of College Advancement’s Phone-a-thons.
Students can subscribe to the Job-Hunt List Serve to receive news and information about student employment opportunities on and off campus.
The following areas employ a significant number of students each year:
-Lifetime Fitness Center
-Barnes & Noble Bookstore