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Student employment is a form of financial support while students pursue their education. Hiring student workers benefit both the University and students. Georgia Southern offers student workers basic job skills training by exposing them to experience formal work settings. We also offer flexibility by working around students’ schedule.

Working with Georgia Southern

Students’ Testimonies


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While working with Georgia Southern, I gained invaluable workplace skills, habits, and professional experience which I can leverage later in the future.

John Doe

I was able to combine the work with my study seamlessly because of the flexibility and convenience of working without leaving campus. The income generated was used to support the costs of my education.

John Doe
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Departments Testimonies


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Student workers are always willing to perform a wide variety of tasks, which can free full-time staff for other duties. They bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the department.

John Doe

Hiring students grants us access to top talent equipped with the latest education and skills while increasing our awareness to potential future employees.

John Doe
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Students

How do I apply for a job?

Visit https://jobs.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/ and click on Search Careers in OneUSG Careers. All on-campus positions are posted online and applicants must create an account to apply.

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 and Professional Development is available to help you develop your resume and provide career counseling.

When can I expect to hear back about my application?

Following the job posting close date, once all applications are reviewed, a member of the hiring team will contact you directly if you will be progressing to the interview process.

How many student jobs can I have at once?

Students are limited to two (2) positions at any time. For instance, a student can be employed in two (2) institutional student assistant positions or a student can be employed in one (1) institutional student assistant position and one (1) work-study student assistant position. 

If working in Auxiliary Services, students are limited to one (1) position at any time.

How do I know if I qualify for a Work-Study Position?

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for Work-Study positions on campus.

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 and Professional Development is available to help you develop your resume and provide career counseling.

When can I expect to hear back about my application?

Following the job posting close date, once all applications are reviewed, a member of the hiring team will contact you directly if you will be progressing to the interview process.

How many student jobs can I have at once?

Students are limited to two (2) positions at any time. For instance, a student can be employed in two (2) institutional student assistant positions or a student can be employed in one (1) institutional student assistant position and one (1) work-study student assistant position. 

If working in Auxiliary Services, students are limited to one (1) position at any time.

How do I know if I qualify for a Work-Study Position?

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for Work-Study positions on campus.

Should I upload my class schedule for ‘Schedule of Availability?

Schedule of availability should reflect your availability to work. While this may include hours outside of your class schedule, please keep in mind other academic and personal commitments that may not be reflected in your class schedule.

When can I expect to hear back about my application?

Following the job posting close date, once all applications are reviewed, a member of the hiring team will contact you directly if you will be progressing to the interview process.

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 or if there is a dress code.

How will I be paid?

All student employment positions are paid bi-weekly, and with the possible exception of Federal Work Study students, through a direct deposit system. Students who need to change their banking information can do so through OneUSG Connect Employee Self Service.  Student employees that are hired under the Federal Work Study Program may elect to participate in direct deposit and are encouraged to do so. However, due to federal financial aid guidelines, federal work study students cannot be required to participate in direct deposit or pay card. If the federal work study employee elects to not participate in direct deposit, he/she will receive a paper check mailed to the address in the payroll system.

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.

Last updated: 3/31/2022