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Student Employment

Student Employment

Student Employment Mission 

The mission of student employment is to provide the means for students to help defray college expenses, expand the educational experience, and help prepare for “life after college.” Professional experiences can enhance the academic learning process and give students the opportunity to serve and learn in a values-based, mission-oriented setting.


St. John’s University provides current undergraduate students with a range of part-time employment opportunities throughout many of the University’s departments and schools. Each year, the University employs about 1,500 student workers on all campuses. Working at St. John’s while attending school allows students to gain valuable skills and job experience, and can help to offset the cost of tuition and living expenses.

Follow these 4 easy steps to apply for a Student Worker Position

STEP 1: There are two distinct types of student positions: Regular Student Worker and federal College Work-Study. Before you apply for any position, you must find out if you qualify for Work Study: read this.

STEP 2: Review the open positions below by campus and select up to 3 positions that interest you. If you qualify for financial aid under federal College Work-Study, you can select from the available Work-Study jobs; if not, select from the available Regular Student jobs. (Note: International and graduate students are not eligible for federal Work-Study.)

STEP 3: Now you are ready to complete a Student Employment Application. You will need to include up to 3 job ID's from Step 2 to identify the positions for which you wish to apply. You can access the Student Employment Application by logging into either MYSJU or UIS. Once you are logged in to the University system, click the Student Tab, then Student Employment, and then Student Employment Application.

STEP 4: Email your resume to each of the hiring managers listed for the position(s) to which you applied.

That's it! You have applied for student worker jobs, and you will hear from the hiring manager if there is an interest in your candidacy. The Student Employment team is here to help you, so contact us if you need assistance.