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On Campus Student Employment

As a student employee at Western New England University, you are an integral part of our success. Students fill a multitude of roles that support the award-winning education we offer at the University.  You can take pride in knowing you are part of a team of professionals dedicated to the mission of providing superior education!

It is important to remember that before you can work on campus, you must complete the necessary documentation (I9, W4, etc with Human Resources and Student Payroll).  In addition, students may only work 20 hours per week.

For questions regarding on campus student employment, email careercenter@wne.edu and we will connect you with the right resource.


Benefits of Student Employment


How to Find a Job On-Campus


Visit Handshake: http://wne.joinhandshake.com

  • Click on WNE Single Sign-On
  • Sign in with your WNE username and password
  • Click on Jobs, expand the type of filters, and then the On-campus filter

Most campus departments will contact you to schedule an interview, some will require a resume, and others like the Writing Center Tutor will require a specific application.  Please make sure you follow the instructions and follow up with the departments to whom you have applied.

Categories of Student Employment

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides funds for jobs to undergraduate students with financial need. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. The Federal Work Study Program is need-based and requires a completed financial aid application on file with the University.  Contact your Financial Aid Counselor to determine if you are eligible for Federal Work Study funds.

 Wages for Federal Work Study positions are subsidized by the federal government. Most Federal Work Study positions are on campus, however, there are some off-campus opportunities with America Reads.


For students not receiving a Federal Work Study award, some University offices have institutional jobs available.  Wages for institutional jobs are fully paid for by the University. These are on-campus positions only.

 Private Vendors

On-campus private vendors such as ARAMARK and the Bookstore hire independently and are not paid through the University or affiliated with the Work Study Program.

Pre-Employment Documentation

Pre-Employment Documentation
Prior to starting work in your first position through Student Employment, you must visit the Human Resources office located in Rivers Memorial Hall to complete the following forms:

  • Federal I-9 Form

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Passport
  • Driver's license, (state or school ID with picture is also acceptable) AND
  • Social Security card or Birth Certificate


For a list of additional documents that may be used for I-9 purpose please visit http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf 

Prior to starting work in your first position through Student Employment, you must visit the Payroll Department office located in Deliso Hall to complete the following forms or https://www1.wne.edu/controller/payroll.cfm for all payroll needs

Payroll Documentation required of all employees at WNEU

  • W-4 Tax Forms
  • Direct Deposit documents  

Helpful Tips

Be Reliable, Be On Time, Focus on Quality, Ask Questions!

1. Check back in with Handshake on a regular basis, as on-campus jobs are added as they open.

2. You will have to interview for the position and you never have a second chance to make a first impression.  Here is a resource to help you prepare: career-development-center/doc/Interviewing-Strategies-2022.pdf

3. Follow up with departments where you are interested in working.

4. Don't wait! On-Campus positions fill up quickly.

5. You must complete your employment documentation (I9, W4, etc.) before you start working.

6. You may have multiple on-campus positions, however, you can only work 20 hours per week and if you are eligible for Federal Work Study, once you have earned all the funds, you may not be eligible to continue to work.

For Questions or More Information

If you have questions or need more information, visit the Delbridge Career on the second floor of the St. Germain Campus Center, email careercenter@wne.edu, or call 413.782.1217