An on-campus job is a great way to earn money, gain valuable work experience, network with staff and faculty, and get to know other students. You can find student workers in nearly every office and department on campus.
Many campus jobs directly connect to a student’s studies. Students are a valued part of the Carthage team, helping the College with events, operations, services, marketing projects, and so much more.
Financial aid awards for either the federal or college work-study programs represent an obligation on the part of the College to make available sufficient hours of employment to meet the value of the award. Students are responsible for finding employment and most positions are interview-based. Positions are not guaranteed.
Work-study payments come in the form of wages and are subject to both state and federal income taxes. Paychecks are deposited directly into a student’s bank account. Earnings from such employment can be applied only to a student’s tuition account as the wages are actually earned. Consequently, these awards are not considered a direct award of financial aid to a student. If a student wishes to use these earnings for payment of tuition and fees on a month-to-month basis, the use of a payment plan is required.
Students who are not eligible for work-study can apply for campus employment. Wages are subject to both state and federal income taxes and are deposited directly into a student’s bank account.
Finding Jobs on campus
Student employment positions are posted on The Aspire Center’s job search tool, Handshake. Handshake is a website providing job and internship postings, events, and special subscription resources specifically for Carthage College students and alumni.
Important Hiring Forms
Once hired, in order for students to be set up in the payroll system, they will need to submit the following forms to the Human Resources Office. Students are NOT eligible to start working until these forms have been submitted and the student has been set up in the payroll system. Supervisors will instruct students when they are eligible to start working.
For first-time student employees
Students will need to fill out the following forms and present the proper verification documents if it is their first time working on campus. A full list of acceptable documents can be found in the new student employment packet.
- 2020-21 Student Employment Packet
- Birth certificate
- Drivers license or passport
- I-9 verification
For students who have held a job on campus before
If students have held a job on campus before and have turned in the new hire paperwork they will only need to fill out a new annual Student Worker Employment Agreement:
Student Payroll Schedule
All students should note the 2020-21 schedule of payment below. It is important that students set up a direct deposit for paychecks.