For Students

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 student employment opportunities, including federal work-study jobs, 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 with the Payroll Office to present your original IDs. More information is outlined below

To learn how to find and apply for campus jobs click here.


Workforce Time
Employment Forms *Required before the first day of work
Resume Writing Resources

For questions about or support with your campus job search, email Our team of career advisors is eager to work with you to find opportunities, develop your resume, prepare and practice for interviews, and offer career guidance. Schedule a career advising appointment on Handshake to meet with a member of our team. 

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To learn more about work-study and eligibility visit the Financial Aid Office's "Work-Study at Wes" 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. 

FIRST-TIME EMPLOYEES: Required Paperwork & Payroll Office Appointment

If you plan to work on-campus, you must complete the required employment forms (I-9 and direct deposit) before your first day of employment. Visit Payroll Help and attach your completed I-9 form and copies of your ID(s) by clicking on the paperclip at the bottom right. Be sure you have the original copies of your forms and ID(s) with you on-campus. We encourage students who are considering working on-campus to complete these steps before or during the job application and hiring process. 

If you are an F-1 international student or 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. 

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

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 action 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.