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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 
Should you become a student employee?
Who is eligible?
Where do I look for information regarding on-campus employment?
What kinds of opportunities are available?
What is work study?
How do I complete the student employment packet?
Are international students eligible?
Where to I turn in my student employment packet?
How do I get paid?
Where do I look for information regarding off-campus employment?
 
Should you become a student employee?
You will want to consider your class load and the amount of study time necessary to support your classes before seeking employment opportunities on or off campus during the academic year. This balance is very important in determining the level of success you will achieve while attending Aquinas College .
 
Who is eligible?
You must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours during the fall or spring semester and 3 credit hours in a summer term to be eligible for on-campus student employment. No student may average over 20 hours per week of on-campus employment.
 
Where do I look for information regarding on-campus employment?
Most positions on campus are 10-15 hours per week, with some requiring a 20-hour per week commitment. Current opportunities can be viewed online. This link can also be accessed from on campus by going to The Moose (student intranet) and selecting the link on the lower left side of the home page. Each posting will provide the student with instructions on how to contact the individual department and apply for the specific opening. You may also access and download the Student Employment Handbook.
 
What kinds of opportunities are available?
On campus openings occur throughout the year, though a large concentration comes open just prior to the beginning of each academic term. There are a wide variety of on-campus jobs available to incoming and returning Aquinas students. Some of the positions filled by student employees during the school year include but are not limited to:
  • Academic & Learning Services: Supplemental Instruction Student Leaders
  • Admissions: Telemarketers, Office Assistants, Student Ambassadors, and Interns
  • Advancement: Telemarketers, Database Assistants, Phone Center Assistants, and Alumni Office Assistants
  • Aquinas Bookstore : Students must apply directly with the bookstore management
  • Athletics: Physical Education and Athletic Assistants for team and intramural sports
  • Campus Dining: Caterers, Corner Café workers, Kitchen Assistants Catering Supervisor, Grill Cook, Pizza Supervisor, Student Cook Helpers, Moose Care Baristas,
  • Campus Life: Staff Assistants
  • Campus Ministry: Staff Assistants
  • Campus Safety: Officers
  • Child Development Center: Child Caregivers
  • College Newspaper - The Saint: reporters, editors, photographers
  • College Relations: Electronic Publishing System Assistant
  • Conferencing & Event Services: Set-Up Assistance and Event Monitors
  • Copy Center & Mail Room: Mail Distribution, Copy Assistants, Operator Assistants, and Mailroom Clerks
  • Grace Hauenstein Library: Assistants
  • Information Technology Services: Lab Assistants, Programmers, Help Desk Staff, and Computer Technician Assistants
  • International Programs : Office Assistants
  • Kretschmer Recital Hall/Art & Music Center: Building Managers, Stage Manager, Office Assistants, Score Librarian, Slide Librarian
  • Physical Plant: Housekeepers, Groundskeepers, Maintenance, Snow Crew, Outside Drivers
  • Performing Arts Center: A variety of production-related opportunities
  • Registrar's Office: Staff Assistant
  • Residence Life: Residence Hall Desk Receptionists, Resident Assistants
  • Science: Student Lab Assistants
  • Student Support Services: Database Assistant
  • Women's Studies Center: Staff Assistants
 
What is Work Study?
Students do not need to be on Work Study in order to apply for an on-campus job opportunity. Work Study is a type of financial aid. In order to apply a student would need to contact the Financial Aid Office at (616) 632-2893.
 
How do I complete the student employment packet?
Once a student has accepted a job offer at Aquinas the student must complete the On-Campus Student Employment Packet. This packet can be downloaded or picked up at the Reception Desk in Holmdene. The packet contains an application, a Student Employment Agreement, a Confidentiality Statement, Federal, State, and City tax forms, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service I-9 Form. Parents should advise students regarding the number of exemptions to indicate on the tax forms. VERY IMPORTANT: Proper identification must be presented (at the time the packet is turned in) to validate the I-9 form before students may begin to work. It is recommended that you bring these documents to campus with you, and either mail them home or return them on your next trip home.
 
Are international students eligible?
International students who have been granted F-1 status by the Immigration and Naturalization Service are eligible for on-campus employment if they maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and do not work over 20 hours per week as required by the INS. Along with completing the Student Employment Packet mentioned in the previous paragraph, international students will need to apply for a U.S. Social Security Card after they have secured an on-campus position. The Dean for Student Development will assist international students in procuring temporary Social Security Cards from the U.S. Department of Social Security. The office of the Dean of Student Development is located in AB 110, and contacted at (616) 632-2172.
 
Where to I turn in my student employment packet?
In order to ensure that all documents are completed correctly, legibly, and to verify your required IDs, it is requested that you personally turn in your completed packet at the Reception Desk in Holmdene. If you have question while completing your packet please contact Human Resources via e-mail at humanresources@aquinas.edu or at (616) 632-2499.
 
How do I get paid?
The student payroll is biweekly. A schedule of the payrolls will be available to you from your supervisor, or by picking one up in the Student Accounts Office in Hruby Hall, room 131. Paychecks are available for pick up on the Friday of the payroll between Noon and 5 p.m., and the following Monday-Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Any paychecks not picked up by the end of the day Wednesday are sent out to the address of record. Direct deposit is currently not available.
 
Where do I look for information regarding off-campus employment?
Both On and Off-campus employment and internships are coordinated by the Career & Counseling Services Department, which can be contacted at (616) 632-2905 on the Aquinas College web site at www.aquinas.edu/ccs.