Tips for Searching for On-Campus Employment

Program Summary

Xavier's employment program allows students who have been awarded federal work study or institutional employment to develop both basic and advanced skills that will help in attaining career goals. There are many part-time jobs available on and off campus that vary in skill level and offer opportunity for skill development. Students earn Ohio's minimum wage, depending on the position and skills required for the position.

A student's primary goal is the pursuit of an education. Although employment should not interfere with educational success, student employment should be considered an extension of the educational experience. Students typically work between 6 and 10 hours per week. Students are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.

You are responsible for securing an on-campus position if you would like to take advantage of your work study award. You must take the initiative to find a position through the On-Campus Employment Program.  You are not automatically placed in a position.

Students awarded federal work study or university employment can consider employment at local service-oriented organizations through the Community Service Jobs Program. Job sites are chosen to allow for a wide range of opportunities within city limits. These opportunities help students develop a sense of social responsibility and touch the lives of community residents in meaningful and lasting ways. All participating students receive on-site supervision and are expected to attend 3 group reflection sessions during the academic year.

The amount that is listed on your Financial Aid statement is the maximum amount that you can be paid while working in a student employment position. You are not guaranteed to earn exactly the amount which appears on your Financial Aid statement.