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Student Employment

Types of Student Employment Programs

The Bethel College Career & Leadership Development Office coordinates student employment programs. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the fall/spring semesters. 

The Federal Work-study Program is a form of federal financial aid that promotes part-time on-campus employment for undergraduate students. Federal Work-study is based on financial need, as determined by the results of your FAFSA. Please be aware that work-study does not mean that you will be paid to study!

The Departmental Job Program includes jobs that are not subsidized by Federal Workstudy funds and are open to all students, regardless of financial need or FAFSA results.

Off-Campus employment opportunities are advertised through Handshake. 

Finding a Student Job

Student jobs for the campus-based job programs listed above are posted in Handshake.

  1. Apply online by submitting your resume and interview with departments in which you are interested in working.
  2. Follow-up! Your success in finding a job will depend largely upon your initiative and desire to work.
  3. Questions? Contact the Career & Leadership Development Office.

Benefits of working on-campus

  • Flexible working schedules
  • Learn valuable skills while earning money.
  • Apply techniques learned in the classroom.
  • Minimize borrowing.
  • Enhance time management skills.
  • Meet new people.
  • Develop valuable references for future employment.
  • Establish professional relationships with faculty/staff.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.