Summer break is an exciting time for students. With academic stresses finally evaporating, you can fully enjoy the warm weather and beautiful days. Beyond catching up on some rest and relaxation, you can use the summer months to make money, gain work experience, earn more course credits, or participate in research opportunities. Regardless of your plans, it is not always easy to know where to begin. This page is designed to help guide you in the pursuit of some of these goals.
If you are not a Gettysburg College student but are interested in a summer job, please contact Human Resources.
There are a number of forms to be completed to hire summer help. The type of paperwork depends on the new employee's status as a student, as well as their work history with the College. All student employees who have not worked on campus during the school year must fill out their hiring paperwork. Supervisors must complete the Summer Student Data Form, which will be emailed to them as an online form, for each student employee to Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Development. For payroll purposes Gettysburg College graduated seniors will be considered a student employee until September 15, 2017.
On-campus summer housing can greatly simplify transportation and living for those who need to remain close to campus for a job, internship, research position, or summer classes. Some summer positions provide free housing only if the student is REQUIRED to live on campus (A student required to live on campus must be part of a recognized program such as: XSIG, Heston Summer Fellows, Kolbe, or the Library Digital Scholarship program. Students may also be required to live on campus for the following reasons: running experiments over night or being responsible for the care of animals in the lab. If you have any questions about whether the student qualifies, please contact us at ext 6616). Students will be instructed to contact their supervisor to find out whether their position qualifies them for free housing. Departments are not permitted to pay for summer housing for those students who are not required to live on campus; however, departments may offer students a signing bonus, at their discretion. Please keep in mind that the signing bonus is subject to tax which will be deducted first, and the remaining amount will be included in the student's regular paycheck on or after June 10. For more information on summer housing (locations, eligibility and verification, fees, and the application process) go to the Residence Life website. The application deadline for on-campus summer housing is Friday, April 21st, 2017. Supervisors must fill out the online Summer Student Data Form as soon as possible after an offer of employment is accepted.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) runs a job service for students that subsidizes wages for qualified employers in order to encourage them to hire college students. You can learn more about this program on our website or through PHEAA.
If you choose to continue your education into the summer months, we encourage you to consider the summer sessions at Dickinson College or Franklin and Marshall College. Learn more about these programs.