Student Employment

Student Employment

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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.

Interested students should visit the Student Job Listings page.  Positions for the Fall semester will begin being posted via Handshake in early August. Students search for all on-campus positions within Handshake (computer or app) and follow the application procedures for each position. Departments will initiate payroll authorizations when a student is hired.

Departments planning on hiring student workers can find information on submitting postings for Handshake on the Submit a Student Job page. 

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.

Contact Info

Student Employment
105 Sherman Hall (Inside Human Resources Office)
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971

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

Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards