Student Employment at Whittier College

Whittier College encourages students to participate in the Work-Study program, providing students with an opportunity to explore career paths, improve interpersonal and communication skills, enhance professionalism, and gain transferable skills. For many students, a work-study job is their first opportunity to build and develop these professional skills that can be later utilized in internships and life after graduation.

It is the student’s responsibility to take initiative in seeking out and applying for available positions, submitting hiring paperwork to Human Resources, and submitting online timesheets. Positions may require resumes, applications and/or interviews during the hiring process. Work-study positions can be found on and off campus and typically run the course of the academic year. The work-study program allows students to work and apply earnings towards tuition or keep for personal expenses. Work-study positions are funded by a Financial Aid Work Award or through Departmental Exception Funding.

Begin searching for student employment opportunities by visiting our Center for Career Planning and Internships website. 

Eligibility Requirements and Hiring Paperwork

To participate in the work-study program, Students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates and have employment eligibility to work in the United States. Students are required to show employment eligibility by providing original documentation establishing identity and the right to work in the United States in accordance with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (available below). I-9 documentation is only required upon initial hire with Whittier College and does not need to be provided each academic year.  

Per the Department of Homeland Security regulation, Human Resources must verify original identification and right to work documents. Photocopies and/or faxed/scanned documents are not accepted. Students may not begin working until documents have been sited and verified by Human Resources.

Upon being hired, students are responsible for submitting the following items to Human Resources prior to their start date:

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