Student Employment

Our federally funded program assists full-time undergraduate students determined to have financial need, according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your award letter will indicate if you are eligible for employment.

57%

Employed

57% of full-time undergraduate students work on campus.

$1,642

Earned

$1,642 is the average amount earned by campus employment students per year.

69

Campus Employers

Nearly 70 departments have students working in their offices.

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For many students, campus employment is more than a source of income; it’s an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Mathematics major

“Work-study at Arcadia has a fit for everyone—whether it be working in an office or a fast-paced setting, like Conference Services.”

Patience Elliott '21

Mathematics major

“Work-study at Arcadia has a fit for everyone—whether it be working in an office or a fast-paced setting, like Conference Services.”

Biology major

“The flexible hours allowed me to be a leader on campus and continue my education while earning money back. It’s helped me manage my time.”

Dylan M. Gardner '20

Biology major

“The flexible hours allowed me to be a leader on campus and continue my education while earning money back. It’s helped me manage my time.”

Cultural Anthropology major

“I now have a great tool set for working in the ‘real world’ after college—plus, I have fabulous connections and a better idea of what it means to be part of the working community.”

Rebecca Kirk '21

Cultural Anthropology major

“I now have a great tool set for working in the ‘real world’ after college—plus, I have fabulous connections and a better idea of what it means to be part of the working community.”

Frequently Asked Questions

For Spring 2021, the Office of Career Education is operating remotely. Questions regarding eligibility for Student Employment, issues related to available positions, pay rates, etc., should be directed to Jennifer McCaffrey in the Career Education office. Questions regarding paychecks/direct deposit should be directed to Human Resources.

Where do I start?

Fill out an application. If hired, you’ll receive an email (via your Arcadia account) with supervisor contact information, your rate, and suggested work hours. You must fill out the required paperwork and provide identification as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

How do I get paid? 

Checks are processed biweekly. Pay days vary. Students should apply for direct deposit for Spring 2021. or pick up checks in [location/hours?].

Can I change my campus employment placement? 

Yes—contact Jennifer McCaffrey (215-517-2332). There is often a waiting list, so if you give up your placement, a new position is not guaranteed.

How many hours can I work?

Students who work more hours than stated on their placement form run the risk of exhausting their student employment allocation. Federal guidelines state that students cannot work more than 20 hours each week during the fall and spring semesters.

Jennifer McCaffrey

Associate Director for Student Employment

215-517-2332 | mccaffreyj@arcadia.edu