Learn Here, Work Here, Graduate Here
Each year Purdue University Northwest students work in many different departments all across our campus. Students work in a variety of roles including information technology, research, campus communications, office administration and more. They act as a integral part of making the university run smoothly, while gaining skills that will help them in their future professional positions.
How to Find Employment On Campus
- Students who wish to work on campus or with one of our approved community partners must complete an online Application for Student Employment.
- Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS) are responsible for accepting their Work Study award in the Self Service Student Banner account (MyPNW).
- All Student Employment opportunities, including FWS, are posted on the campus job board, Handshake.
Types of Employment On Campus
Federal Work Study (FWS)
The FWS program is a type of financial aid that provides the opportunity to earn money toward the cost of school by working on campus. Students must indicate on their FASFA that they are interested in FWS, and if they are awarded a FWS package, they must accept that award through Banner Self Service. Most FWS positions are on campus, however, some positions may be located off campus with a community based partner or non-profit and/or public agency.
On campus employment that is funded through university departments. Student employment is on campus or at one of our satellite locations such as Gabis Arboretum.
This type of work is done on a short-term, as needed basis for a variety of positions and occurrences. This work may or may not relate to your major.
Similar to an internship or an undergraduate research project, this is work that a department asks you to do in relation to your major or past experience.
Graduate Aid Positions
To be eligible to hold a graduate aid position during any semester, you must be enrolled as a graduate student in a degree seeking or teacher licensure program and be registered for at least 3 credit hours during the entire length of the position. To obtain a graduate aide position, inquire within your academic department.
On Campus Student Employment Eligibility Requirements
|Type of Employment||Allowable Work Hours||Other Considerations|
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||Hours worked per week are based on award amount, hourly rate of pay and number of weeks to be worked during semester. Please see FWS Calculator for more info. Students cannot exceed 29 hours a week, or 8 hours per day.||
|Student Employment (non-FWS)||20 hours per week or less||
|Temporary Employment/Project Work/Internship||Hours of work may vary based on the length of project or temporary assignment. Hours worked toward an internship for academic credit is determined by the faculty advisor.||
|Graduate Aid||Based on Capacity Utilization Level (CUL) and if the appointment is for the Academic Year or Fiscal Year.||
|International Students||F-1 students are eligible to work on campus no more than 20 hours per week during the academic semester. During semester break and summer they may work full time.||