On-campus Employment

Student workers

As your student prepares to start their journey at NWU, encourage them to consider applying for on-campus jobs. Working on campus has numerous advantages beyond the extra income. Students develop new skills and build relationships. And they’re guaranteed a supervisor who recognizes that their schooling comes first.

Why should my student work on campus?
Student workers gain valuable experience with administrative work, event planning, tutoring, technology and more. On-campus jobs are designed to help students develop skills like organization and communication. Students can leverage these skills throughout their time at Nebraska Wesleyan, particularly when applying for internships and other opportunities in their fields. Working on campus also helps your student develop connections with faculty, staff, and classmates working in their area. Building these connections can help strengthen students’ support network on campus, keeping them connected and engaged.

Who is eligible for on-campus employment?
All students, including incoming first-year students, are eligible for on-campus employment. Financial need may be considered during hiring decisions for on-campus employment. If your student is unsure whether they qualify, they can check with Joe Warner in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Will my student have time to work on campus with a full course load?
On-campus jobs are flexible, and on-campus supervisors understand that your student’s first priority is being a student. When classes are in session, students are permitted to work up to 10 hours per week. This allows them ample time to attend classes, study, complete assignments and participate in activities.

How does my student apply for an on-campus job?
Students can search and apply for on-campus jobs on Handshake, NWU’s career planning platform. Your student can access Handshake at nebrwesleyan.joinhandshake.com and log in with their NWU credentials. Students can search for on-campus jobs by clicking “Jobs,” then selecting the “On-Campus” filter. On-campus jobs are available on Handshake now, and are posted throughout the summer.

  • Questions about Handshake? Email the NWU Career Center at career [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.
  • Questions about student employment or eligibility? Contact Joe Warner, assistant director of financial aid at jwarner [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.