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 Payroll Services at Payroll@arcadia.edu.

I was recently hired and was told I need to complete paperwork. How do I do that?

Complete the Student Employment - New Hire Form. This is completed anytime any student has a new position. This will let Student Employment know you have a new position and need to kick off the onboarding process.

How do I apply to work on campus?

Email StudentEmployment@arcadia.edu so your eligibility can be reviewed.

I was told I’ll need to bring identification if this is my first time working on campus?

Correct! To complete new hire onboarding you’ll be contacted by our office to see your original documents such as your passport OR a combination of approved I-9 documents. Newly hired students will be sent detailed instructions after completing the Student Employment - New Hire Form.

Jennifer McCaffrey

Associate Director for Student Employment

215-517-2332 | mccaffreyj@arcadia.edu