On-Campus Jobs


Many Whittier College students experience their very first career and professional development growth opportunities on-campus

They take their first steps into their professional identities as innovators, critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and team players not only in the classroom, but also within Whittier College offices and operations.

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.

To obtain a student employment job on/off campus students should

  • Search for positions on Handshake by clicking the 'Jobs' tab, followed by the 'On-Campus' filter button.
  • Apply for a position by inquiring directly with the department about their application process (i.e. submitting a resume, cover letter and application).
  • After receiving an offer for employment, complete the required student employment paperwork and return to Human Resources for processing.
  • All employment paperwork should be submitted in person by the student to Human Resources.
  • Students must wait for their supervisor to receive an authorization email from HR prior to begin working.

Once employed on campus, the Guide to Career Development Plans for the Whittier College Student Workforce can be used to develop a short-term career development plan-of-action so students can use, develop, and track development of critical career competencies in their on-campus paraprofessional roles.

For more information about obtaining an on-campus job, contact Stephanie Lopez, HR Office and Student Employment Manager at 562.907.4200 (extension 4615) or emailing shernan4@whittier.edu.

Be Cautious With Off-Campus Jobs

College students are frequently targeted by scammers who propose illegitimate job offers. Be on the lookout and protect yourself. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And, never pay an entry fee in exchange for work.

  • Phishing: Applicant is directed to a false web site asking for personal or sensitive information. Scam companies steal any identity information the applicant provides.
  • Check Cashing: Applicant is sent a realistic-looking but fake check, asked to cash it and wire funds to another (scam) company.
  • Reshipping: Packages are shipped to the applicant’s residence with instructions to reship the packages to another address. Packages contain stolen property, which the police track back to the applicant’s address.
  • Envelope Stuffing: Applicant pays a fee and is asked to post the same ad the applicant applied for. Applicant is paid based on the number of responses to the ad.
  • Work at Home List: Applicant purchases a worthless list of opportunities to “make money from home.”
  • Assembly or Craft Work: Applicant is asked to pay for equipment or materials to produce goods. Applicant’s work is then determined to be not “up to standard” and is not paid for goods produced.
  • Rebate Processing: Applicant pays upfront for training, certification, or registration, and there are no rebates for the applicant to process.
  • Online Searches: Applicant is asked to pay electronically a small fee to get started. Scam companies steal the credit or debit card information.

Phony “employers” and “companies” often do the following:

  • Have emails with strange grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Use these descriptions: “package forwarding,” “reshipping,” “money transfers,” “wiring funds,” and “foreign agent agreements.”
  • Have official-sounding corporate names. Some scam artists operate under names that sound like those of long-standing, reputable firms.
  • Operate slightly misspelled web domains to mimic those belonging to real companies.
  • Offer incredibly high salaries and benefits to emerging professionals.
  • Ask applicants to forward or transfer money from a personal account on behalf of your employer. Be very wary if you are asked to “wire” money to an employer.
  • Ask for an applicant’s financial information. Legitimate employers will not request your bank account, credit card, or Paypal account number.
  • Ask applicants to fax copies of ID or Social Security number to unknown parties. Credit checks and fake IDs can be obtained with this information. Never fax documents like these; only give official documents to employers when at legitimate places of employment. If you are scammed, please consider filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or call 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357).