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If you are planning to join the many Marquette students who help finance their education through part-time employment, Marquette’s Student Employment Services is a great place to start. We offer:
Because on-campus job vacancies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that you begin looking for a job in early August or during New Student Orientation. Once you secure a job, you can arrange work around your academic schedule.
Student employment information is available at SPARK. In the meantime, if there is a particular area or department you'd like to work in, you may contact the department directly. If you have federal work study and you get a job with an approved off-campus employer, that agency will need to hire you through JobConnection and your payroll check will come from Marquette.
OK, it may be mostly about the money. But besides the financial benefits of working on campus, you also will find that working on campus will help you develop good work habits as well as time-management and interpersonal skills.
Federal work-study program
Federal work-study jobs are available in a majority of campus departments as well as several off-campus non-profit agencies. FWS is awarded based on financial need. All part-time job opportunities on campus are coordinated through Student Employment Services in Marquette Central.
Note: Students wishing to accept FWS for fall must complete verification (if selected) by August.
Marquette student employment
Marquette student employment is employment on or off campus that is not federally funded. You are not limited to the amount listed on the financial aid award.
Please note: Marquette student employment and federal work study are not the same thing. When hired on campus, it is very important that the student and employer understand which program the student is eligible for.
Before you work on campus, you must complete a federal I-9 form, available on Marquette Central's Web site. To ensure a smooth employment application process, be sure to provide all documentation requested by the I-9.
Though your financial aid notification may show a certain amount awarded for student employment, do not include that dollar figure when planning how to cover your direct Marquette charges. There are two reasons for this:
1. The wages you earn from a student job, whether on or off campus, are not credited directly to your student bursar account. You will be paid biweekly.
2. You must obtain a job and earn any awarded work program dollars before you can apply it toward any expenses, whether they're Marquette expenses or personal expenses.
There are plenty of opportunities to work on Marquette’s campus. Some possibilities include:
And if you don’t find what you’re looking for on campus, Milwaukee-area businesses and non-profit agencies are always looking for student workers.