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Types of Student Employment

Regular Student Employment

Many student employment opportunities are available with university departments. Student employment is a good way to earn money while building a resume for the future. Student employees find that part-time employment can be a nice "mix" with an academic career. Research shows an effective mix between work and school is no more than 12-15 hours for upper class students and no more than 8-10 hours for new students. Summer employment consists of Regular Student Employment only. There is no Federal Work-Study for the summer session.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded student employment program and eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Otherwise, Federal Work-Study positions have the same qualifications and pay rate as regular student employment. Federal Work-Study funds are limited and funds are awarded to students who file early. To be eligible to apply for these jobs, students must be awarded Federal Work-Study on their financial aid award letter.

Other Opportunities

WIU-QC Emissary Program

Assist with Fall and Spring Orientation programs, school recruitment visits with admissions personnel, and other on campus special events.

Benefits

  • Assist new students and their families in their Western Illinois University transition.
  • Join other selected student leaders for a fun and rewarding experience
  • Gain valuable career-enhancing leadership experience.
  • Opportunities for Talent Grant Scholarships

Learn more about WIU-Quad Cities Emissary Program.