Whether you’re looking for an on-campus job, Work-Study internship, or short-term job, Student Employment, as part of Calvin’s Career Center office, connects students to meaningful employment, preparing them for the workplace after university.

Hours and location

Main Contact: career@calvin.edu
Hekman Library 372
Open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (4:30 during summer)

Find a job

Looking for a job? On-campus employers hire more than 1,000 students each year to work in dining services, information technology, marketing, building services, as tutors, tour guides, office assistants and more. U.S. residents can also find jobs off campus, some of which qualify for the federal work-study program. On-campus jobs are now posted on Workday (rather than Handshake).

Many positions are available throughout the year and during the summer on campus. You can also find jobs in the Grand Rapids area.

Find a position off-campus

Get the Handshake app: App Store

Job posting disclaimer

Calvin University offers job postings as a convenience to job seekers. We do not screen all postings for legitimacy or safety. Job seekers must use their judgment when applying, interviewing and accepting positions. If you believe that a job posted at Calvin is inappropriate or unsafe, inform us immediately via an email to career@calvin.edu. Additionally, we expect Calvin University students and alumni to perform jobs obtained through our system to the best of their ability.

Keys to finding a job

  • Search for jobs on campus using Workday (link coming soon). As a Calvin student you already have a login! Just log in with your Calvin username and passphrase.
  • Search for jobs off campus using Handshake. As a Calvin student you already have a login! Just log in with your Calvin username and passphrase.
  • Attend job fairs to connect with potential employers.
  • Apply to open jobs and go to interviews.
  • Need help with your résumé? Stop by the Career Center’s walk-in hours to have your résumé reviewed.


The federal government provides funding to help pay wages for students who have a significant financial need not met by loans and scholarships. Student eligibity for this program can change as a student’s financial situation changes. Much of the money is used to help pay for on-campus student employee wages, but some is used for community service roles.

Calvin has selected several local non-profit organizations as Preferred Work-Study Partners. Students with large Work-Study award availability will be contacted by our office with open positions at these community Work-Study sites. Students will need to apply directly to the non-profit for the openings in order to secure a position. Positions are intended to include high-level, internship quality work.

Pay is completed through Calvin’s payroll, with the non-profit reimbursing Calvin for its portion of the wages. The default wage is minimum wage, although some non-profits choose to pay more. Work-Study will cover 75% of minimum wage, and the non-profit is responsible to pay the remainder of the wages.

Questions? Contact Courtney Banks-Tatum

Hire a Calvin student

Calvin students are seeking a wide variety of positions, from short-term jobs to professional opportunities. Post your position on Handshake! For private household jobs, please fill out our posting form.

On-campus supervisors

Find instructions and forms related to hiring a student to work in your Calvin office.

Give a shout out

We want to hear what our employees are doing!

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