Each year Purdue University Northwest employs over 2,000 students on each of our campuses. These students not only support University operations, but they gain valuable skills and experiences that contribute to their career readiness.
Beginning January 2, 2019, all student employment recruitment and onboarding activities will be processed through SuccessFactors. Prospective and current students will utilize the SuccessFactors system for their student employment job search needs.
Now that the hiring system at Purdue has transitioned to Success Factors, it is important to be able to recognize which kind of applicant you are when you go to apply.
Internal Applicant Process
First, internal applicants. This includes current employees who are looking for another job at Purdue. Internal applicants can access Success Factors by following hyperlink below, or by going to OnePurdue and signing into the employee launchpad, then selecting the ‘Careers’ tab from the dropdown.
External Applicant Process
The other kind of applicant is the external applicant. This includes candidates who do not currently work at Purdue Northwest. Even if you have previously, you must still apply as an external applicant. To log in as an external candidate click on the hyperlink below and click ‘View Profile’ on the page. From here, you will need to create your own, new Success Factors username and password. This IS NOT the same as your PNW login.
Professional Positions & Internships
The Career Center serves as the centralized Career Services office for the Hammond and Westville campuses of Purdue University Northwest. We offer multiple services for students, or alumni. Handshake is where all professional full time employment and internships are posted by employers both locally and nationwide. Students and alumni that are seeking full time employment or internships may activate their Handshake account to access these types of positions. Please click on the appropriate link above to get the correct access instructions.
Off campus Employers recruiting for professional positions and internships can work with their designated Employer Liaison to take advantage of available recruitment resources.
Types of Student 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.||