Student Employment at Whittier College


Whittier College encourages students to participate in the Student Employment 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 student employment job is their first opportunity to build and develop 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 timesheets online. Positions may require a resumé, application, and/or interviews during the hiring process. Student employment positions can be found on and off campus and typically run the course of the academic year. The Student Employment Program allows students to work and apply earnings towards tuition or keep for personal expenses. Student Employment positions are funded by a Financial Aid Work Award or through Departmental Exception Funding.

Begin searching for student employment opportunities by visiting the Handshake job platform. Be sure to filter your search to "Whittier College" positions so all on-campus positions appear. For additional information on Handshake, visit the Center for Career and Professional Development web page. 

Eligibility Requirements and Hiring Paperwork

To participate in the student employment 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 completing and submitting their student employment hiring paperwork to Human Resources prior to beginning work. All forms can be found on or under the student employment forms section of the website.