Student Employment

Student employment, including work study programs, offers students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money to help cover some of their college expenses. Students can enhance their current course work as well as their future professions by integrating classroom learning with real-world work experience.

As the office responsible for coordinating employment opportunities for Seattle University students, Student Financial Services provides on-campus and off-campus, need-based and non-need-based student employment options.

To qualify for the need-based programs, students must file a FAFSA each year which determines their eligibility for this type of funding.  To qualify for the non-need-based programs, all students need is a desire to work and to make the necessary contacts to talk with prospective employers.

As a service to SU students and the local community, Student Financial Services contributes to the university's student employment database, Handshake, where students log in to search for employment opportunities. Listings on Handshake include both on and off-campus positions as well as work study and institutional work study jobs in addition to paid and unpaid internships and, when students are ready, full time career and non-career positions.

Although positions are reviewed before they are posted, it is not possible to investigate the merits of all positions or employers.  Students are encouraged to use good judgment in evaluating safety, wages, working conditions and other aspects of non work study off-campus employment.