8 Things to Know about Student Employment
Student work is common and encouraged; employment contributes to academic success
PLU’s culture supports students to work while in school and most Lutes get jobs while attending PLU. Students who work are more likely to graduate and have higher grades. Having a job can help students establish good habits and expands a student’s support network. Supervisors at PLU help students balance work and school schedules by being flexible and prioritizing a student’s academics.
You will need to bring your passport, social security card, or birth certificate to campus
In order to work for PLU, you will need to fill out an I-9, which requires us to see proof that you are a US Citizen or that you have work authorization. The most common forms of proof are a passport, social security card, or birth certificate. We cannot accept copies, scans, photos, or expired documents and a driver’s license is not sufficient. If you do not bring one of the documents in List A or List C of the I-9 to campus, you will not be able to work for PLU until it is mailed to you.
Not working during college can limit your career prospects
Choosing to not work during college can severely hurt your future job prospects. Many employers are hesitant to hire college grads who don’t have much work experience. We recommend that you begin working your very first year at PLU.
You must be 18 years old and take at least 6 credits to work on campus
Students who are not yet 18 years old may work off campus or apply for on-campus jobs that begin after their 18th birthday. Graduate students are eligible to work on campus when taking at least 4 credits
All on-campus jobs are work study eligible
If you qualify for Work Study, we will automatically code your on-campus job as a Work Study job. Don’t worry, though, you still take home a paycheck when you do Work Study. Learn more about Work Study here.
You do not need Work Study to work on campus
Almost every on-campus job is open to all students, regardless of Work Study eligibility.
You need a resume to apply for on-campus jobs
Schedule an appointment to get help writing a resume. If you already have a resume, advisors will help you take it to the next level. Click on Opportunities Board at plu.edu/career to schedule.
Alumni & Student Connections offers career advising appointments
We can help you write a resume, explore career interests, and learn about Work Study options. Log in to the Opportunities Board to schedule a telephonic or in-person appointment with one of our advisors. We are open all summer and our office hours are 8am-5pm M-F.