Quad Cities Campus
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 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.
WIU-QC Emissary Program
Assist with Fall and Spring Orientation programs, school recruitment visits with admissions personnel, and other on campus special events.
- 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