Campus Employment for Students

Part-time jobs provide valuable opportunities for students to learn new skills, explore and further academic and career interests, earn money, and engage with the campus community. Talented Wesleyan student employees play a vital role in helping the University carry out its academic mission and administrative work. The Gordon Career Center facilitates on- and off-campus employment opportunities for Wesleyan students year-round.

Looking to hire? Visit our resources for campus employers.

Consider campus employment opportunities to learn new skills, further academic, personal, or career interests, and earn money while gaining valuable work experience. The Gordon Career Center connects Wesleyan students to on-and off-campus jobs and internships year-round. While studying on-campus, there is a wide breadth of opportunities for students to work in academic departments, research centers, administrative offices, and in the local community.

All campus-based employment opportunities, including work-study, are posted on Handshake. Positions are not assigned or guaranteed — rather, we provide students with tools and guidance to find opportunities that are a fit for their skills, interests, and availability. Campus employers may indicate preferences for specific skills and qualifications, including work-study eligibility, however, students may apply to any open position regardless of whether or not they meet these preferences. Click here to browse current campus job postings.

To be eligible to work on-campus you must complete the required paperwork and make an appointment to present your original IDs.

Get Started: How To Find A Job & Work On-Campus

Quick Links

Workforce Time
Employment Forms*Required before the first day of work
Resume Writing Resources
Student Ombuds Program (neutral & confidential peer resource)

First-Time Student Employees

Be sure you have the original copies of your payroll forms and ID(s) with you on campus. See the I-9 payroll list of acceptable documents, linked here, for reference on what documents to securely bring with you to campus. If you are a non-US citizen please go to WesPortal > Campus Applications > Documents Required for non-US Citizens to find and complete required forms to work on-campus.

Congratulations on being hired for a campus job! After you are hired, but before you start working, you must complete your payroll on-boarding forms on Workday and present the original copies of your physical IDs to Human Resources for I-9 verification. Login to Workday with your email address and select “My Tasks” to get started.  

Within 3 business days of your start date, you must complete your W-4 and I-9 forms and book an appointment with HR to verify your IDs. You may not begin working until these steps are completed. This is required by federal law. Failure to complete your I-9 form and verify your IDs with Human Resources in person will result in automatic termination from the position. 

It is the combined responsibility of the student and supervisor to ensure that the student has completed the necessary paperwork and I-9 verification before a student works any hours.


To learn more about work-study and eligibility visit the Financial Aid Office’s webpage. Note: eligibility for federal or institutional work-study is determined by a family’s need as demonstrated by completing a financial aid application. Work-study eligibility is awarded yearly based on demonstrated financial need and is divided by semester. Any unused portion of the semester allotment cannot be rolled over into future semesters. Federal and institutional work-study awards are not a guarantee of employment or earnings.

Wesleyan’s Non-Discrimination Policy

Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity throughout the University, and to this end abides by all applicable federal, state, and local statutes pertaining to nondiscrimination and fair employment practices. Accordingly, the University recruits, hires, trains, promotes and educates individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Wesleyan University administers all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Campus Employment FAQs

Student Employee Spotlight

Paul Quach ‘26 (he/him)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Psychology, Double Minor in Data Analysis and Human Rights Advocacy
  • Residential Advisor for West College 4 (Foss 4)
Meet Paul >

Shaniya Longino ‘24 (she/her)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • College of East Asian Studies, Education Studies
  • Writing Workshop Mentor/Tutor; Assessment Lab Research Assistant
Meet Shaniya >

Ola Szopa ‘24 (she/her)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Economics, Psychology, Global Engagement minor
  • Purchasing Intern (Finance Office)
Meet Ola >

Kristina Tran ’24 (she/her)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MB&B)
  • McNair Fellow, Campus Employment Project Assistant, Research Assistant (MB&B and Psychology), Traverse Square Tutor, & WesMaSS Social Committee Coordinator
Meet Kristina >

Tamiraa Sanjaajav ’27 (she/her)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Computer Science, Global Engagement Minor
  • Project Manager Coordinator (University Communications); Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP) Ambassador (Sustainability Office)
Meet Tamiraa >

Daniel Goldberg ‘24 (he/him)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Psychology, Economics
  • Tour Guide Coordinator & Tour Guide (Office of Admission); Coordinator for The Foster Connection (Jewett Center for Community Partnerships)
Meet Daniel >

Charlotte George ‘24 (she/they)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department; MB&B Course Assistant; Tour Guide (Office of Admission)
Meet Charlotte >

Katherine Fhu ‘25 (she/her)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry major, Informatics & Modeling minor, Chemistry minor
  • Course Assistant (Biology); Dean's Peer Tutor (Chemistry); Research Assistant (Biology)
Meet Katherine >

Miles Allen ’24 (he/him)

Student Employee Spotlight
  • English
  • JCCP Coordinator – Musical Mentoring (Oddfellows Playhouse); Student Ambassador (Office of Financial Aid); Center for the Arts (CFA) Intern – Summer Leadership Institute/50th Anniversary Festival; CFA 4th Grade Tour Assistant
Meet Miles >

Contact & Location


Boger Hall
41 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm