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Campus Student Employment

Career Services meet and greet

Student Employment at Georgian Court University

Each year, Georgian Court University hires more than 150 students to work across the campus. Our student workforce keeps the university running at optimal levels, while providing students with the opportunity to gain professional skills and earn money in a convenient location. To ensure that student employment does not impede academic success, students are limited to working no more than 15 hours per week.

All student workers are hired through the Office of Career Services.

Most on-campus work positions are reserved for GCU work-study recipients. Federal Work-Study is part of a students’ financial aid award.

Work-Study awards are based on the maximum amount of money a student can earn through campus employment. The funds are distributed through paychecks based on the hours a student works.

There may also be grant-funded positions on campus that are open to any student who meets the specific requirements. To see if you qualify, contact the hiring department/office.

The university lists campus job opportunities at GCU CareerLink. Beginning in August of each year, departments/offices post available positions for students to search and review.

To apply, students must follow the application instructions in the job posting. Respond to postings as soon as possible, as GCU departments/offices prefer to hire as soon as they can.

Upon being selected or rehired, complete the Student Worker Agreement Form with the job supervisor.

All students hired for the first time must make an appointment with the Office of Career Services to be enrolled in the payroll system. Prior to the meeting:

  • Review the W-4 form. Consult with your parents, other family members, or trusted advisors if you are unsure how to complete this form. (Career services cannot advise students on their tax withholding.)
  • Secure proper documents to complete the I-9 form. We must receive actual documents—not copies, faxed documents, or photos of documents.
  • Earning will be issued via direct deposit or on a debit card.

If you’ve been a student employee in the past, please make sure the Office of Career Services has your current contact information.

We value the effort you provide to the GCU community as a campus worker. To gain the most from your experience, check out the Student Worker Basics video.

Tips for Success

  • Adhere to an established schedule.
  • Be on time.
  • Clock in and out.
  • Seek out work to do when you finish an assignment.
  • Stay off personal devices while working, unless your supervisor has authorized their use.
  • Communicate with your supervisor regularly.