Student Employment

Student Employment

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COVID-19 Q&A

I'm a student employee. Do I still have a job?

Yes! As long as you are enrolled, even via distance learning, you have a job if you want to work. An email was sent to your WIU email address asking about your student employment preferences. If you no longer have this email, please contact the Student Employment Office at stuemp@wiu.edu. We are working quickly to ensure you are employed if you want to work. Monitor your WIU email for information.

The department I worked for is now closed. I want to keep working, but how can I?

Talk to your supervisor to see if they have work for you, either on campus or remotely, depending on your living situation. If they are unable to provide work, you may be assigned to another department on campus. An email was sent to your WIU email address asking about your student employment preferences. If you no longer have this email, please contact the Student Employment Office at stuemp@wiu.edu.

What kind of job can I do if I’m taking classes via distance learning and can’t return to campus?

There are a number of tasks you can perform remotely. Some examples include online tutoring, IT support, web support, graphic design, student outreach through electronic means, organizing, social media, etc. An email was sent to your WIU email address asking about your student employment preferences. If you no longer have this email, please contact the Student Employment Office at stuemp@wiu.edu.

Can I get unemployment as a student employee?

Student employees do not qualify for unemployment.

If I work remotely, can I increase my hours?

Yes, but remember that the maximum you can work is 20 hours per week while classes are in session, even through distance learning.Your supervisor(s) will need to coordinate your employment hours. The maximum number of hours you can work will depend on your department’s student employee budget. If you are working through Federal Work Study, you cannot exceed the amount you were awarded.

If I work for an office other than the one that hired me, who does my timecard?

If you are reassigned to another department, your supervisors will work cooperatively to ensure you complete a timecard and get paid.

I’m still working. Will I get paid on time?

Yes. The Payroll Office is still operating on its normal schedule.

Mission Statement

To provide employment services that enable students to develop skills, refine career goals, finance education, and integrate work experience with classroom learning.

General Information

Student Employment administers employment programs through Regular Employment and Federal Work-Study (FWS). With approximately 2,300 Regular Student Employees and almost 250 Federal Work-Study Employees working on campus, student employees play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of Western Illinois University. Student employees perform a wide range of duties from general office assistance to those duties requiring highly specialized training in such areas as computer programming and accounting. The wages paid to Regular Student Employees and Federal Work-Study Employees account for over 2.4 million dollars of the WIU payroll.

Job listings for the Fall semester will be posted August 1 (or Monday if August 1 falls on a weekend). Students are responsible for applying for jobs posted by contacting the person/department on the job listing. Departments will initiate payroll authorizations when a student is hired.

First time student employees must complete an I-9 form when hired. The I-9 form requires students to bring with them original employment documents. Most students use either an original unexpired U.S. Passport OR a WIU School I.D. Card AND an original Social Security Card. There is a complete list of all acceptable documents on the last page of the I-9 form.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Info

Student Employment
127 Sherman Hall (Inside Financial Aid)
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: studentemployment@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-1996
Fax: (309) 298-2353

Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.