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

Find a job

Are you interested in working on-campus? On-campus employers hire more than 1,000 students each year to work in a variety of departments (e.g. dining services, info tech, admissions, building services, academic departments) as office assistants, servers, research assistants, tour guides, cleaning crew, tutors, and more. Students seeking an on-campus job should search and apply on Workday.

Find a position on-campus

Only students living in Michigan are eligible for student employment at Calvin (including remote work). At this time, Calvin is not set up as an employer in other states and countries. Therefore, students living outside of Michigan are not eligible for on-campus or remote employment. This means that if students return to their homes in other states or countries during the course of the academic year or summer, they will not be able to continue student employment at Calvin.

If you are looking for employment off-campus, search and apply for jobs and internships on Handshake, where you will find on-site and remote opportunities posted.

Find a position off-campus

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U.S. residents can also find jobs off-campus that qualify for Calvin’s federal work study program. This is a program where the US government helps to pay for jobs for eligible college students at local non-profit organizations. The government pays 75% of the wages and the non-profit organization pays 25% of the wages. The default wage is minimum wage, although some non-profits choose to pay more. Eligible students will be contacted by the Career Center at the beginning of each semester and provided with information on how to apply for a work-study position off-campus. Positions are intended to include high-level, internship quality work and are limited to those with a significant financial need not met by loans and scholarships.

Keys to finding a job

  • Create a top-notch resume. Need help with your résumé? Stop by the Career Center’s walk-in hours to have your résumé reviewed.
  • Search for jobs on-campus using Workday and look for off-campus opportunities on Handshake. Logging into both systems is as easy as 1-2-3. Just log in with your Calvin username and passphrase.
  • Attend job fairs, information sessions, and workshops to connect and network with potential employers.
  • Apply to several openings and go to interviews. If you need help with interviewing, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.

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.

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.

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