Begin building your resume – and your reference list – just steps away from your residence hall.
Establish a work history as the reliable, capable employee your future boss wants on their team.
On-campus employment often offers the flexibility of working around your class schedule as well as the potential to build experience in your preferred line of work. Your positive working relationship with your campus supervisor yield positive references when you apply for jobs post-graduation.
Boost your resume and your pocketbook. Contact Megan Kershner or stop by Career Services in the Ad Building central offices (1st floor).
Are you work-study eligible? Meaning – are you eligible to earn federal work-study dollars? Work-study eligible students receive preference, when possible, for campus jobs.
- New students or those who have not worked on campus before, must complete the required paperwork (Employment Application, Federal W-4, Kansas W-4 and I-9 forms).
- Show the director of Career Services the appropriate ID, as detailed on the I-9 form – usually a passport or driver’s license PLUS a Social Security card or birth certificate. We are required by law to see the originals – NO faxed documents or photocopies.
- Look over the jobs advertised on the Career Services web page.
- If you’re interested in any of these, contact the supervisor to express your interest. If you’re hired, the supervisor will issue you a Student Employment Agreement or contract. If your required paperwork is complete, Career Services will then sign off on the contract and you are ready to begin work.
Important: Before you can begin work, you must turn in all required paperwork to the Business Office (Ad Building 1st floor, east side), including a completed contract, W-4, K-4 and I-9 forms.
Turn your time sheet(s) into the Business Office (Ad Building 1 floor, east side) on the 17th of each month. (The pay period goes from the 16th of one month to the 15th of the next.) Work recorded on the time sheet must coincide with the dates on your signed contract. Time sheets should be turned in every month and not accumulated.
On payday (the 25th of each month, or the Friday before if the 25th is on a Saturday or Sunday), go to the Business Office to pick up your check or endorse it over to your student account.
You may choose to apply your earnings toward your student account, once you receive approval from Karen Garcia in the Office of Financial Aid/Student Accounts.
Your ability to directly apply your student employment income to your student account depends upon:
- a completed, current-year student employment contract on file
- the number of hours on the contract
- the success of your previous semester’s or year’s work
- any outstanding payment obligations
Note: A first-year student will be considered for this payment plan once they have completed a semester of successful work experience.
Bethel College student employees are expected to:
- Work according to the schedule outlined by the supervisor.
- Be on time.
- Notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you are unable to work or need to change your work schedule.
- Perform work responsibilities and tasks effectively and efficiently as required by each supervisor.
- Focus on skill-building expectations detailed in the job description.
- Accurately report hours worked on the time sheets in increments of 15 minutes. For example, if you work from 8:55-10:40, this should be recorded as 9-10:45. (Deliberate falsification of hours worked is cause for immediate dismissal.)
- Foster and maintain a positive working relationship with your supervisor and peers on the job.
- Clarify problems or misunderstandings as soon as possible.
The purpose of the warning system is to encourage the student and the supervisor to identify, discuss and resolve job performance concerns.
- First infraction: If a supervisor is dissatisfied with a student’s job performance, a written warning will be issued. (A copy will be filed in the student employee’s personnel file.)
- Second infraction: Will result in a second written warning. (A copy will be filed in the student employee’s personnel file.)
- Third or a more severe infraction: Will result in immediate dismissal from the job at the discretion of the supervisor.
All students will receive performance evaluations by their direct supervisors once each year to enhance their employment experience and to provide a formal communication and review that parallels professional experiences. Evaluations will be conducted using an evaluation form that focuses on measurement of the identified job skills for the position. Copies of this signed form will be provided to the Office of Career Services for record-keeping and reference purposes.
What happens if I lose my job?
If dismissed from work for poor job performance, the student will not be able to interview for another position for the rest of that semester. If a student is using their earnings for fee payment and is dismissed for cause, any outstanding bill becomes immediately due and is subject to late fees and interest charges.
What happens if I quit my job?
Student employees who decide to terminate their employment for personal reasons are expected to give their respective supervisors and the director of Career Services two weeks’ notice of this decision. Unless there are special circumstances to be considered, the student will not be able to interview for another position for the rest of that semester.