2021 Commencement Information
Students gain valuable work experience, which can prepare them for employment in future years, while participating directly in the life of the Whittier community.
Work-study is a College-administered program, through which you earn your award allocation to pay for your educational expenses. The amount of your work-study award represents the maximum allocation you may earn for the year. You obtain part-time employment on-campus and you will only receive earnings for the number of hours you worked.
You may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during periods of enrollment. You will receive biweekly paychecks based on the number of hours you worked during the previous pay period.
Information about all work-study positions can be obtained through Handshake, Whittier's student employment portal. Job positions vary and include opportunities in research, tutoring, community service, administration and office operations, computing, and library services.