Find a Student Job

Student workers provide critical support to CC programs and services. In return, students gain valuable work experience in a variety of settings.

Student Employment Tips

  1. Do you qualify for financial aid? Review your financial aid portal and look for FWS (Federal Work Study award). You may also verify your eligibility with the Financial Aid Office. If you haven’t been awarded work-study funding, you can still hold a job on campus. Students who are enrolled in at least six college credits with Satisfactory Academic Progress and who are in good standing may work as student employees regardless of whether they’ve been awarded financial aid.

  2. Check available job openings. Job openings are posted on the job board near the Student Job Center (second floor of TAC). Consider positions related to your focus of study and/or career interest. It is your responsibility to read the job requirements thoroughly and apply for those positions that match your skills and abilities.

  3. Obtain a Student Employee Referral from the Student Job Center for each interview. After reviewing job descriptions, you may email We’ll let you know if in-person appointments are needed (usually only in fall). Other times, we hold a first-come, first-served policy.

  4. You'll need a referral form, which contains valuable information such as wage, type of job, supervisor name, amount of money you are eligible to earn per quarter, and number of hours per week you may work. YOU MUST NOT EXCEED THESE MAXIMUMS. Positions range from 4 to 15 hours per week as indicated on the job description and referral form. Students holding on-campus positions may not work more than 15 hours per week and no more than 69 hours per month through any combination of student employment jobs. Students may not combine student employment with regular college employment.

  5. Make an appointment for an interview with the supervisor. This is a real job interview. Dress for success, silence your cell phone, bring your updated resume AND referral form with you.

  6. After the interview, return the referral form to the Student Job Center. If you are hired, you will complete employment forms and receive further instructions.

  7. If you are not hired, ask Student Job Center staff for a referral to another position or for additional help.



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