Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I apply for a job?

Visit http://jobs.georgiasouthern.edu and click on and on campus jobs. All on-campus positions are posted online and applicants must create a username and password to apply.


What is Federal Work-Study?

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial
need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program, which is coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid, encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study.


What is a Work-Study Authorization Form?

The Work-Study Authorization Form, which can be obtained from the student’s WINGS account, is submitted to the hiring manager by the student prior to his/her hiring. It verifies to the hiring manager that the student has been awarded a work-study award.


Can I get a job on campus if I don’t have work-study?

Yes, you can apply for Institutional Student Assistant positions. You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Georgia Southern University.


Do I need a resume?

Yes, you must submit a resume when applying for any student position. It is never too early to start preparing your resume. The Office of Career Services is available to help you develop your resume and provide career counseling.


What are the steps I need to take after I receive notice that I have been employed on campus?

After accepting employment on campus, you must attend an on-boarding session in the Department of Human Resources. The purpose of this session is to collect the necessary forms and documentation to be paid.


How much will I make?

You will earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount may be higher depending on the type of work you do and the skills required.


How will I be paid?

Most positions are paid bi-weekly. You can request that your paycheck be directly deposited into your bank account using the ADP self-serve log in link on the Human Resources homepage. Your first check will be a paper check, so ensure your local address is provided to the hiring manager at the time of hire and you will receive your check in a timely manner.


Can I work as many hours as I want in my on-campus position?

No, students typically work 10 to 20 hours per week. Students cannot exceed 25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Students cannot exceed 40 hours per week during the summer semester and break periods.


What should I do if I am sick or going to be late to my job?

If you are unable to go to work due to an illness, you must contact your supervisor and inform him/her of your illness.


How should I dress at work?

You are representing your department and the University; therefore, dress appropriately. Your first step is to speak with your supervisor to see if there are any special guidelines on dress.


What are my responsibilities as an on-campus student employee?

While individual departments will have different expectations, you should expect to:

  • Set up a work schedule with your supervisor that compliments your class schedule and your supervisor’s needs.
  • Keep your total number of hours worked per week within the limit for all jobs combined.
  • Report to work at the scheduled time.
  • Notify your supervisor immediately when you are unable to work. Notification should take place before the beginning of the scheduled work shift.
  • Consider the department’s needs as well as your own when requesting time off.
  • Work with a cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Refrain from conducting personal business during work hours.
  • Perform your work in a satisfactory manner.
  • Dress appropriately for your work location.
  • Take your job seriously. The experience you gain in your position can be invaluable.
  • Develop and maintain good working habits.
  • Report your hours accurately each day that you work.
  • Discuss problems with your supervisor as they arise. Your supervisor will understand and be interested in working toward a solution.
  • Students found to have engaged in gross misconduct (i.e. breach of confidentiality, theft, fraud, etc.) will be terminated.

Do I need to do anything special if I have more than one on-campus job?

Students can hold a maximum of two on-campus jobs concurrently. Ensure your supervisors are aware that you hold two positions so they can ensure you do not work more than 25 hours per week.


Does the Student Employment Center hire students to work around campus?

No, the Student Employment Center does not hire or make any of the hiring decisions. We provide a single location in which students can apply for any position at Georgia Southern University. Hiring managers review applications, conduct interviews, and make hiring decisions.


If I come into the Student Employment Center’s office will you find me a job?

Staff members in the Student Employment Center will provide various tools to assist with your job search.


Where is the Student Employment Center located?

The Student Employment Center is located in the Rosenwald Building in Sweetheart Circle. We are on the first floor inside of the Department of Human Resources.



What types of jobs are available for my student to work while at Georgia Southern University?

Institutional Student Assistant and Work-Study Student Assistant positions are on-campus opportunities available to students. In order to be eligible for an Institutional Student Assistant position, the student must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours at Georgia Southern University. Work-Study Student Assistant positions are available to any student that has been awarded a work-study award through the financial aid process.


What is Federal Work-Study?

The Federal Work-Study Program provide jobs for undergraduate and graduate students based upon financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. In order to find out if your student qualifies for the work-study program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.


Can my student work as an Institutional Student Assistant?

Yes, the student can apply for Institutional Student Assistant positions as long as he/she is enrolled in six or more credit hours during the fall and spring semesters at Georgia Southern University.


How can my student apply for positions at Georgia Southern University?

All students must apply online at http://employment.georgiasouthern.edu to be considered for on-campus employment opportunities.


Will my student be assigned a job at Georgia Southern University?

No, students interested in employment must apply for any position they are interested in.


Does my student need a resume?

Yes, students must submit a resume along with their application for any position they are interested in. It is never too early to start preparing a resume. The Office of Career Services provides assistance with resumes and cover letters.


Can students have direct deposit?

Pursuant to policy, all employees are required to enroll in direct deposit within thirty (30) days of hire or rehire and remain enrolled for the remainder of their employment.


How many hours can my student work?

Students typically work 10 to 20 hours per week. Students cannot exceed 25 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students may work up to 40 hours during breaks and the Summer semester.


What are the chances that my student will get a job on-campus?

It varies with the student’s skills and job experiences. The employment process is very competitive. Students should find ways to highlight their experience and differentiate themselves from other student applicants.


What is the parent’s role in the student hiring process?

We encourage parents to support the efforts of your student and encourage him/her to be persistent and focused in his/her job search. Parents should remind students that this process is very similar to the process used by companies to hire full-time employees. Parents should encourage students to accept ownership of their job search and find ways to differentiate themselves from other applicants.


I have an opening for an Institutional Student Assistant position. Do I have to advertise?

Yes, all positions must be advertised.


What steps must I take to begin the process to fill a student position?

The hiring manager must complete the Student Employment Job Posting Form. After this form is electronically submitted, then a staff member from the Student Employment Center will work with the hiring manager to post the position.


What is the difference between an Institutional and Work-Study Student Assistant position?

Institutional Student Assistant positions are departmentally-funded positions. Any student who is enrolled in six or more credit hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters can apply for an institutional student assistant position. Work-Study Student Assistant positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. Work-Study Student Assistant positions are open to any student that has been awarded a work-study award through the financial aid process.


What should I do if I am interested in more information about the Federal Work-Study Program?

To receive more information about the program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (912) 478-5413.


Is there a minimum number of applicants that should be interviewed?

No, there is no policy which dictates a minimum number of interviews for student positions but you are encouraged to interview three applicants for each available position.


How much can I pay a student?

Students must earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount might be higher depending on the type of work done and the skills required.


What happens once I hire a new student employee?

The hiring manager will need to ensure the following steps are completed:
– All applicants are properly screened in the PeopleAdmin system
– A hiring proposal is submitted prior to the HR deadline
– The new student employee completes the on-boarding process prior to the HR deadline


When will my student employee receive his/her paycheck?

The student will receive pay once the hiring manager submits the hiring proposal and the student completes the on-boarding process. Note that deadlines are enforced, so ensure both actions take place prior to the HR deadline. If you have additional questions, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (912)478-5468.


How many hours can a student assistant work?

Students cannot exceed 25 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students can work up to 40 hours per week during breaks and the Summer semester.


What is the maximum amount of positions a student can work concurrently?

Students are allowed to concurrently work in two positions. Hiring managers should ensure any student hired into a position is not working in more than one position when the verbal offer of employment is made.


Why should my company post positions with the Student Employment Center?

The Student Employment Center is your connection point to approximately 20,000 students on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Once we post your position on our website, we guarantee you will be contacted by qualified individuals seeking employment.


What methods will the Student Employment Center use to ensure my position is filled?

The Student Employment Center will gain an understanding of your need, place the position announcement on our website, and discuss the opportunity with students at events such as our Student Employment Job Fair.


Can an external business attend the Student Employment Job Fair?

Yes, we welcome your attendance at the Student Employment Job Fair. Normally, we host the event in January and August of each year. It provides an opportunity for on-campus departments and external businesses to interact with students who are seeking part-time employment opportunities.


What is the difference between the Student Employment Center and Career Services?

The Student Employment Center works to locate part-time opportunities for students. Career Services aims to find internships and full-time employment opportunities to students seeking full-time employment.

Last updated: 7/29/2016

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES • P.O. Box 8104 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5468