Alternative Employment Programs

employment type chart

Temporary Laborer

Causal labor is a twelve month position which requires a 30 day (consecutive) break. Employee may work a maximum of 40 hours per week.  No benefits are associated with this classification. Laborers must pay Georgia Defined Contribution which is 7.5%; this is a retirement system for temporary, seasonal, and part-time employees of the State of Georgia who were not eligible for membership in the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) or the Teachers Retirement System (TRS).

For further information, please visit the Human Resource Department or contact (229) 333-5709.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

Federal Work-Study is available through the Financial Aid Department, and this employment program is based on established financial need. Jobs are located on and off campus, and work schedules can be planned around your class schedule. Assignments are made for the entire academic year.

For further information, please visit the Financial Aid Department or contact  (229) 333-5935.

Graduate Assistantships

VSU’s graduate assistantships are designed to promote the research, teaching, and service responsibilities of the University and to provide students with valuable professional development opportunities while earning a graduate degree.  Therefore, the graduate assistantship involves the dual responsibilities of maintaining a satisfactory academic performance and of successfully performing the assigned teaching, research, or other responsibilities.

For further information, please contact Michelle Jordan at or (229) 333-5694.

Off-Campus Employment

Career Services maintains a listing of off-campus jobs in areas such as administrative, retail, child care, manufacturing, social services and sales. Career development and awareness, experiential learning, and professional employment opportunities are provided for undergraduate and graduate students.

For further information, please visit Career Services  or contact DeLois Hargett at (229) 333-5942