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 America Reads/Community Service
The America Reads program offers tutoring positions to help children in pre-K through the 6th grade read independently and well. The Community Service program offers positions that benefit the community at large. Most positions work mainly off-campus. A limited number of employment positions are available for these programs, and many require special skills and/or training.
Are you looking for a student job where you can earn some money and meet lots of people? Then you should join the team at Dining Services! We provide dining services for the WIU residence halls and the catering services for the University Union.
We will post jobs that are off-campus. However, Western disclaims any liability for off-campus employment.
Burger King (located in the University Union Tract) is an independent employer who hires students. Interested applicants should contact the Manager of Burger King directly (309) 298-1999.
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.