Student Employment

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Student Paid Emergency Leave

Students employed in on-campus student employment who are unable to work (either on campus or remotely) due to a COVID-19 qualified circumstance may apply for paid emergency leave. Students are eligible for up to 2 weeks of their regularly scheduled hours (a maximum of 40 hours). Students should submit 1 form for all positions affected by the leave request. View the Request for Paid Emergency Leave Form to learn more about qualified circumstances and to complete the form. Once complete, give the form to your supervisor. The form has to be submitted to student employment by your supervisor within 30 days of self-reporting in order to be considered for approval. Forms submitted by student employees will not be accepted.

Remote Work for Student Employees

Some student employees are allowed to work remotely. Discuss if you are eligible for remote work with your supervisor. If your supervisor agrees that you can work remotely, complete a Temporary Remote Work Agreement and submit it to your supervisor for approval. Your supervisor should send the signed agreement to Student Employment at prior to you starting remote work. If you cannot do your work remotely, you can continue to work on campus while following the guidelines for being on campus. Contact Student Employment for any questions (801.832.2594 or

On-Campus Employment

Westminster College hires hundreds of students each year to work in a variety of different offices and departments. The Student Employment Handbook explains how the program works and outlines employment policies and procedures.

PDF Student Employment Handbook (716 KB)

Employment Programs

  1. Federal Work Study
  2. Student Employment

Students eligible for Federal Work Study will be given priority for campus job openings. To find out if you qualify for the Federal Work Study Program please contact the Financial Aid Office at 801.832.2500.

Find a Student Job

  1. Find a list of open positions on the Student Job Board
  2. Submit an Application
    • Submit a current resume and Student Employment Application to the hiring manager indicated on the job posting
    • Work with the Career Center if you need help creating a resume
  3. Interview
  4. Complete New Hire Paperwork & Student Employment Orientation
    • If you are offered the position, you are required to fill out an I-9 form, W-4 form (below), and Direct Deposit before your start date. You must also provide a form of acceptable ID (original documentation required, no photo copies).
    • New employees must access and complete the Student Employee Orientation Canvas Course within 30 days of employment. Read the instructions below on how to access and complete the Student Employee Orientation.

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PDF New Student Employment Packet (392 KB)

PDF Hourly Payroll Calendar 2020-2021 (32 KB)

PDF Student Employment Orientation Instructions (1668 KB)

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Working While at Westminster

The employment of students has proven to be a beneficial program for both Westminster College and the students who work on campus. In 2020–21, Westminster College employed 400+ students, placing an investment of $1.5 million (including federal work study) into student employment opportunities across campus.

Student employment provides an opportunity to get connected on campus and work with faculty, staff, and other students while earning a paycheck. Students make an average wage of $9.50 an hour. Some of the typical jobs and/or departments where students work include:

  • Admissions Representative
  • America Reads Tutor
  • ASW Positions
  • Athletic Assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Aviation
  • Bike Technician
  • Campus Patrol
  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Computer Lab Assistant
  • Concierge Desk
  • Environmental Center
  • Grounds Assistant
  • Hall Monitor
  • Library
  • Lifeguard
  • Mail Services
  • Music
  • Note taker
  • Office Assistant
  • Photo Lab Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Scorekeeper
  • Student Life
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Theatre
  • Tutor
  • Writing Center Consultant

These jobs can provide useful experience for building a resume. If you have any questions about resumes, internships, or off campus employment opportunities, contact the Career Center.

Contact Us

Allie Shorkey, Student Employment Manager


Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Career Center, Shaw 101