Center for Career and Professional Development

Campus Employment

Staff working at Base Camp

 

Student workers at WCU have opportunities to enhance their learning in the five global outcomes promoted by WCU for all students:

  • Communicate effectively and responsibly
  • Practice civic engagement
  • Integrate and apply information from a variety of contexts
  • Solve complex problems
  • Clarify and act on their own purpose and values

Student employment is a valuable part of the educational experience for our students, and we welcome the opportunity to support and advance your professional and personal development.

Find a Job

Information for New Hires

Part-Time Employment Fair

Campus Employment FAQ 

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CAMPUS JOBS?

Find a job using WCU's online jobs board, JobCat 2.0. Contact the person listed for the job you’re interested in.  Each department has their own interview and hiring process.  Once a department agrees to hire you, come to the Student Employment Office with the completed hiring form for processing. To be hired for the first time, you will need a social security card, passport, birth certificate, etc. For a complete list, see Find a Job.

IF I GET A SECOND JOB ON CAMPUS, WILL I NEED TO PROVIDE MY PASSPORT, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND/OR PHOTO ID AGAIN?

No. You only need to provide these documents once.  I-9s are kept on file for a period of time.  However, if you have a lapse of employment for more than one semester, you may need to complete an updated tax form (W-4, NC-4).
*Aramark positions are separate from the University and are not considered campus jobs.

CAN I FAX OR PROVIDE A COPY OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, PASSPORT, BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OR PHOTO ID FOR EMPLOYMENT?

No.  Federal law requires original documents for the completion of an I-9. Fax or photocopies are not acceptable.

HOW MANY HOURS DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR IN ORDER TO WORK ON CAMPUS?

You must be registered at least part-time for an upcoming semester—
Undergraduate Students: 6 hours during the school year, 3 hours during the summer
Graduate Students: 5 hours during the school year, 3 hours during the summer

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE JOB AT A TIME?

Yes.  You can have multiple jobs (work-study and non work-study) at a time.  However, you may only work a combined total of 25 hours per week (or 20 for international students).  If you are taking summer classes, you may only work up to 25 hours during the summer term. Students may work up to 40 hours per week during times when classes are not in session (Fall, Winter, Spring breaks) or during summer sessions, provided they are not registered for a class.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN HOURLY POSITION AND A CONTRACT POSITION?

Hourly positions are paid by the hour, every other week. For the bi-weekly payroll schedule, see the Payroll website. Contract positions are paid once a month at the end of each month.

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS A STUDENT WORKER?

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