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You may be asking yourself "Why should I work on campus and not in the community?"
Working on campus will connect you with a large network of faculty, staff, and students
interested in your academic success. Numerous national studies have indicated that
working on campus has been linked to higher grades and improved chances of graduating
from college. Also, your University employer will put your student needs before their
work needs.To be eligible to participate in the student employment programs at Southeast Missouri
State University, students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and must be
enrolled in a
minimum number of hours
. High school, provisionally admitted students, Cape College Center students, and
students enrolled in the Intensive English Program are not eligible to work on campus. All
student workers are limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week. During summer and breaks, students may be eligible for additional hours, based on
the approval of their supervisor.
The office of Career Services
posts available student worker positions on REDHAWKjobs.com
Additional information concerning student employment can be found in the Student Employment Handbook
Disclosure of Civil Conviction or Disciplinary Action:
Disclosing a civil conviction or disciplinary action on the Student Employment Work
Referral will not automatically prevent employment. Students may be hired, commence
employment, and receive payment for work during the review of this information by
the University's Coordinator of Student Development and Judicial Affairs.
The Judicial Affairs Coordinator will determine if the disclosed information may affect
eligibility to work on campus, location of employment, or attendance at the University.
The coordinator will notify all appropriate parties regarding the outcome of this
review. For questions regarding this review, contact the Judicial Affairs Office at
Information regarding civil convictions or college discipline is currently collected
on the admissions application and will continue to be collected for students applying
to the University. However, Southeast must also collect this information when a student
seeks employment, in order to have the most current information available.
Contact:Phone: (573) 651-2319
Fax: (573) 651-2018
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Academic Hall, Room 012
One University Plaza, MS3150
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
There are two types of employment on campus - Federal Work Study and regular student
employment. After you find a job, apply, and are offered the position, you will need
to complete the New Hire Packet
Federal Work Study:
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded program established to provide jobs
for students who have financial need as demonstrated by their completion of the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may be limited in earnings for
this program. FWS students are paid through a bi-weekly paycheck, and the money earned
is not directly applied to a student's bill at Southeast. While FWS eligibility will
show on a student's financial aid award letter, these funds are not issued until they
are earned through working.
Students on Federal Work Study have two advantages over our Regular Student Employment
- When completing the FAFSA for the next academic school year, you can exclude your
Federal Work Study earnings - which could help reduce your Expected Family Contribution
- FWS students are eligible for employment at a few community service based locations,
such as Boys & Girls Club
Regular Student Employment:
Even if you are not Federal Work Study eligible, you are still eligible to work on
campus! Many departments do not require work study eligibility, so make sure you continue
to watch REDHAWKjobs.com
. Regular student employees are paid bi-weekly for hours worked, and pay is not directly
applied to a student's bill at Southeast.
As an international student, your Visa will only allow you to work on campus. Positions
available will be listed through Career Service’s REDHAWKjobs.com
. The first step is to apply for an available position.
After you have been offered a job on campus, make sure you begin completing the International New Hire Packet
. Until this is completed, you cannot begin working.Documents required to work on campus:
- Social Security Card (the new hire packet gives information on how to obtain this)