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Student Employment Program

  • The Student Employment Program serves as a liaison between students and off-campus employers who are seeking to fill part-time employment needs. 

    Undergraduate Student Employees

    Securing a part-time job gives the student an opportunity to gain skills that employers seek from college graduates. Some of those skills include computer, communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills, along with a strong work ethic.

    In addition, it is reported that students who work between 10 and 15 hours per week attain higher academic achievement (U.S. News and World Report, June 2006).

    On-Campus Employment

    Students: Please check out  Steps for Securing an On-Campus Student Employment Position for more information.

    Supervisors: Beginning fall 2017, the IUP Office of Human Resources will be posting student employment opportunities on the same platform as all other IUP employment, giving students a single place to find employment on campus accessible from their MyIUP. This will be the only way students can be employed by the university. This will also ensure every student employee is captured early, electronically and receives background checks.

    Through the month of July, the Office of Human Resources will be training current student supervisors in the process to post their positions and hire students to their positions. From there, the student will go through our electronic on-boarding process, including background checks and all Payroll forms.

    Any student being employed for fall 2017 who has submitted paperwork to Payroll prior to August 1, 2017, will not need to be employed via the new system. All hires August 1, 2017, and after will need to be done online. The “old” process will not be available after July 31, 2017.

    Not only will this benefit students with greater visibility and access to employment opportunities, it can also deepen the pool of candidates from which to choose, not to mention give departments greater control over the process from start to finish.

    Please stay tuned for notices about upcoming training. By the time student supervisors leave the training, postings for fall 2017 will be complete and live. It is imperative anyone who supervises student employees within a department attend training.

    Please contact Craig Bickley at 724-357-4874 for additional information.

    Off-Campus Employment

    Various employers within walking distance or on the Indigo bus route periodically advertise off-campus job opportunities.

    Don’t Fall For An Employment Job Scam!

    Jobs that sound too good to be true should raise a red flag for any college student. Fake job postings abound in unsolicited e-mails sent to your student account and in online job listing sites. 

    The IUP Career and Professional Development/Student Employment Program makes every effort to ensure the legitimacy of all off-campus job postings. Be wary of employers asking for a fee to apply/work for their organizations. Also watch for scams in which employers send checks to potential employees before any work is performed. Please report any concerns to the Career and Professional Development Center and University Police. Remember, as the potential hire, it is ultimately your responsibility to protect your financial and employment interests. When in doubt, check it out!

    Graduate Student Employees and Graduate Assistants

    International Student Employees