Working part-time as a student employee while you’re going to college can provide more than just money. Your job can give you a break from the pressures of academic life, help you learn new things, and meet new people. The ability to work before, between, and after scheduled classes is also a benefit of working as a student employee at St. Edward’s.
St. Edward’s University employs several students through a combination of regular hourly jobs, work-study positions, and off-campus Community Federal Work Study Internships. Working at St. Edward’s University or our nearby non-profit campus partners is ideal for students due to convenient location, flexible scheduling, social networking, and developing relevant, transferable skills. If you need extra funds to pay for tuition, textbooks and supplies, or if you want to increase your personal income, then working with St. Edward’s University is bound to be perfect for you.
How to Find an On-Campus Job
- Go to Handshake using the blue “St. Edward’s University Sign On” button. Next, you will enter your St. Edward’s University username and password.
- Once logged in and your profile is complete, select the On-Campus option under the Jobs tab.
- You will be asked a few questions about your interests and objectives, which can be updated at any time.
- Click the Search button and start applying for jobs!
To search for on-campus positions that are only open to work study students:
- Follow the steps above to search for an on-campus position, then
- Click on the Filters option below the search bar
- Check the box for Work Study
- Click on See Jobs
Policies and Disclaimer for Student Employees
Policies: General information regarding the policies specific to students employed by St. Edward’s can be found in the student employee and university employee policies. In addition to the information and policies stated in the Employee Handbook, student employees of St. Edward’s have specific policies pertaining to their employment. Any discrepancy between information found between the Employee Handbook and the policies outlined for student employees is resolved in favor of the student employment policies.
Disclaimer: The office of Career and Professional Development (CAPD) at St. Edward’s University strives for open access and connections between students and employers. The Handshake job, internship, and events database is a free service provided for current students and alumni. CAPD and St. Edward’s University do not endorse specific employers and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. CAPD makes no guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment/internships. We encourage students to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students and alumni should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. If a job seeker encounters an employer with questionable practices, they are free to reach out to CAPD for guidance. All hiring is handled directly between the job seeker and the employer.
Types of Student Employment
Hourly Student Employment:
- University departments hire approximately 800 student employees under this program per year.
- On-campus student employment at St. Edward’s is offered through a wide variety of departments.
- Students can be paid directly by the department or through a work-study program.
Work Study Positions:
- Approximately 250 students are funded for job opportunities through this program based on the work-study allocation provided to the university by the state and federal governments.
- Provides students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through part-time employment.
- Participants must have demonstrated financial need and have a work-study award as part of their financial aid offer through the Office of Student Financial Services. They can be contacted at (512) 448-8523 locally or toll-free at (800) 555-0164.
Community Service Internships:
- Through the Student Employment Partnership Program, students who receive a federal work-study award as part of their financial aid offer have the opportunity to pursue an off-campus internship or to participate in the reading and math tutoring program as part of a career-related community service position.
- St. Edward’s partners with local non-profit and government agencies to provide community service-based internship opportunities for our students.
- These internships provide excellent opportunities for students to learn new skills, expand their knowledge of a particular field of study, explore career options, and apply academic knowledge in a “real-life” situation. In today’s job market, students need practical experience to be competitive.
- If you participate in a community service internship, you must must read, understand, and sign this participation acknowledgment and waiver of liability.