1. Am I guaranteed an on-campus job?On-campus employment is competitive; and the Student Employment Office does not guarantee job placement.
2. Where is the Student Employment Office (SEO) located?
3. What services are provided by the Student Employment Office?
4. Do I qualify for an on-campus job?Current students who are attending Valdosta State University 6 credit hours or more are eligible for on-campus employment. If a student takes a leave of absence, withdraws, or is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons, he or she will no longer be eligible to work on campus as a student assistant.
5. How do I apply for an on-campus job?A student must complete a online student employment application.
6. What paperwork do I need to complete once employment is obtained?
As a student assistant, you are required to complete state and federal paperwork, and information for Direct Deposit or CashPay, on or before the first day of work.
The following forms must be completed in conjunction with your hiring department and submitted to the Student Employment Office before you can receive your first payroll. (Note: These forms will be given to you during the hiring process by the Student Employment Office.)
- Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (PDF Format) or Cash Pay Enrollment Form (PDF format)
- Drug Free Policy & Drug Policy Acknowledgement: You must print a copy of the Drug Free Policy and complete the Drug Policy Acknowledgement Form indicating that you have read and understand the policy.
- Federal Form 8233 - To be completed by Non-Resident Aliens when applicable.
- Federal Form W-4
- Georgia Form G-4
- I9: The employee will need to present the proper identification in order to complete this form. The most commonly used forms of identification used by students are: Passport, Photo ID and original social security card , Photo ID and original or certified copy of the birth certificate
- Right-to-Know Training
- State Security Questionnaire Form
- Student Employment Application
- VSU Tax Information Form for International Students
7. What kind of documentation do I need to present as an International Student once employment is obtained?
International students will need to complete all applicable state and federal forms in additional to presenting and completing the following:
- Original Social Security Card or receipt for Social Security Card indicating that a card has been requested
8. What types of on-campus jobs are available?
Different academic, administrative and support service departments employ student assistants in a variety of jobs. On-campus job opportunities may include: tutor, lifeguard, resident assistant, web design, front desk worker, and library aide.
All students have the opportunity to also pursue employment with off campus employers which may present a wider range of jobs and work hours. An international student should know his or her visa status and associated limitations before applying for off campus employment (Note: Questions regarding off campus employment should be directed to Career Services.)
9. Who hires student employees for on-campus jobs?
10. How many hours per week can a student assistant work?
11. How do student employees get paid?As a student employee, you will be paid bi-weekly (every two weeks). Payroll Calendar
12. Can student employee work during “breaks”?It is possible to work during breaks; however, work is not guaranteed. The workload in many departments slows over break periods; because of this, the number of available on-campus jobs may be limited. It is advisable to pursue these opportunities well in advance of the break period.
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