Most people go to college so they can eventually get a higher-paying and satisfying career. But to get to that point, most students need to work at least in the summers if not year-round. These jobs are important for the combination of money, experience, work ethic, and relationships they provide.
Determining your employment needs
There are two types of student employment at Saint Martin's: work study and student labor.
Students on campus may be awarded through their financial aid package a work study grant. It can be one of two types, federal or state work study. Each requires different actions and support from Student Financial Services and the Center for Career and Calling (aka Career Center).
Students that do not qualify for work study grants will be seeking non-work study (student labor) employment.
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Federal work study
This program is funded through the federal government, and the award appears on the financial aid package if a student has demonstrated financial need. This is awarded to students that are in their freshman or sophomore year in college. This funding does not credit the student account, so it should not be counted toward the bill when trying to determine the balance due for any given semester. This funding is available for students to earn by working a part time job on campus. Jobs can range from working in the athletic department, to working in academic or administrative offices.
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This program is funded through the Washington Student Achievement Council. This is awarded to students that are in their junior or senior year in college and has a need for financial assistance. This is a program allows students to gain job experience in the field they would like to work in after graduation. With the state work study program, students are hired by off campus employers who are reimbursed by the state for a percentage of the wages paid to the student. This funding does not credit the student account, so it should not be counted toward the bill when trying to determine the balance due for any given semester. The funding is available to students to earn by working a part time job off campus.
**Being awarded work study does not guarantee a job. For both federal and state programs students are responsible for researching and securing employment. Once employed, students are paid a paycheck by their employer. Pay dates varying from organization to organization. This money will not be applied toward the bill; it can be used by the student for personal and miscellaneous expenses. Students are not required to use the work study awarded, but this funding will not be replaced by any other financial aid if declined or simply not used.
Student employee hiring process
Saint Martin's University is committed to providing a space beyond the classroom that encourages student learning. Through part-time student employment, students have the opportunity to enrich and enhance their academic experiences by applying learned skills and theories in a practical setting, while earning income to assist with college expenses.
The Office of Human Resources oversees the student employment hiring process and works with student employee supervisors and current students – whether through work-study or on-campus employment.
International students are eligible for on-campus employment only. Learn more here.