The Gordon Career Center facilitates on- and off-campus employment opportunities for Wesleyan students year-round. There is a wide breadth of opportunities for students to work on-campus in academic departments, research centers, administrative offices, dining facilities, art galleries, libraries, in the local community, and more. Campus jobs form an integral part of a students’ career development and prepares them for the competitive job markets of today.

Before Your First Day of Work

To set up your payroll for on-campus jobs, you are required to present the original, hard copies of your identification documents. See the I-9 payroll list of acceptable documents, linked here, for reference on what documents to securely bring with you to campus.

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

Get Started on Handshake

A wide variety of on- and off-campus positions are posted on Handshake for Wesleyan students.

Before applying to positions, we encourage Wesleyan students to build their profiles on Handshake to indicate their interest areas, showcase their skills and accomplishments, and stand out to potential employers. Review the resources below to learn how to navigate Handshake and set up your account.

Search & Apply to Campus Jobs

Browse campus job opportunities on Handshake. Make sure to filter using the Job Type: On Campus. Save positions you’re interested in and set up saved searches to be notified of new opportunities.

Schedule a campus employment advising appointment if you need support with your campus job search, finding a good fit, or navigating challenges in your campus job.

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Write & Review Your Resume

Resume approval is required to be considered for on-campus jobs that request a resume submission. About half of all campus jobs require a resume as part of their application process.

Review the Gordon Career Center’s resume writing resources and meet with a career advisor for a resume review appointment before uploading your document on Handshake.

Wesleyan undergraduates must have their resumes reviewed and approved by the Gordon Career Center in order to apply to positions posted on Handshake. Resumes uploaded to Handshake are reviewed within 2-3 business days, based on the criteria outlined in the GCC’s resume approval checklist. Most documents require some revisions before being approved, so plan ahead and allow at least a week for the review and approval process.

We strongly encourage students to schedule a resume review appointment to work on crafting their resume with a Peer Career Advisor — this step will help to expedite the resume approval process. Students are only required to go through the Center’s document review and approval process for the first resume they upload.

Need help finding our resume writing resources? Watch this short video.

Network & Interview with Hiring Managers

In addition to applying for a campus job on Handshake, it can be helpful to express your interest in the role directly to the hiring manager via email. You may also follow up on the status of your application with hiring managers directly.

Many hiring processes for campus positions require behavioral interviews. Review our interview resources to learn how to prepare. Practice and hone your interview skills online with Big Interview, free for Wesleyan students.

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You’re Hired! Next Steps: Payroll Onboarding

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.  

Schedule a time to present the original, hard copies of your identification documents in person to Human Resources via this Bookings page.

See this list for acceptable identification documents.

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.

Work & Earn

Record all hours worked in Workforce Time. Watch this short video to learn how to clock in and out.

Whatever stage you’re at in your campus employment journey, feel free to reach out to or schedule a campus employment advising appointment for help navigating the job search and your workplace.

Campus Job Fair, Fall 2023, held at the Gordon Career Center.