Gettysburg College provides on campus employment for approximately 45% of the student population (typically 5-10 hours per week). All positions are funded through departmental budgets and are available to any student; jobs are not ‘reserved’ for federal work study-eligible students. Financial need is not a consideration.
How do I find a job?
All on-campus jobs are posted in Handshake, a job listing website sponsored by Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Engagement. On-campus supervisors update available job openings every summer prior to the start of the academic year.
Students will also use Handshake to search for summer internships and full-time job opportunities.
What paperwork is needed?
If a student has never worked on campus before, he/she MUST complete paperwork with Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Engagement within three days of the first day of employment. If the necessary paperwork is not completed, the student is not authorized to work on campus and cannot be paid.
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides meaningful employment on campus and in the Gettysburg community so that students might earn monies to help in the payment of college costs. Students who demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA analysis may be awarded Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid package.
The Office of Financial Aid will not place students directly in a job. Students will be referred to supervisors who have positions available. Handshake, a job listing website sponsored by Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Engagement, will provide a summary of available positions both on campus and in the community.
Positions within the Gettysburg community as part of the Community Service component of the Federal Work-Study Program are available only to those students who are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program.
The Office of Financial Aid will monitor the earnings of all Work-Study eligible students for reporting purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often will I be paid?
Students are paid on a biweekly basis, with a two-week lag between the end of the pay period and payday. Direct deposit statements are mailed to campus boxes or can be viewed by logging into PeopleSoft Self Service every payday. Students can sign up to apply their earnings directly to their semester balance by contacting Student Employment Services.
How do I record my hours for payroll purposes?
All offices and departments use electronic time sheets. It is important that the time sheet be filled out completely. In and out times must include AM or PM. The supervisor must approve the time sheet before it can be processed. Late time sheets will be paid in the next pay period. Late processing may increase the amount of federal taxes that will be withheld.
Am I required to accept the Work-Study award?
Students who do not wish to have a job on campus may decline the Work-Study award. If additional funds are needed, students can apply for loans to replace the Work-Study award.
Do I need to be eligible for Work-Study to work on campus?
No. Gettysburg College provides on campus employment for approximately 45% of the student population, regardless of their eligibility for Federal Work-Study.
Students can access Handshake, a job listing website sponsored by Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Engagement, to search for available jobs.