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Student Employment

Student employment positions help students meet the financial needs of pursuing their academic goals while gaining pre-professional experience. Positions are designed to help students develop transferable skills valued by employers after graduation. Student employees are essential to the operations of the University and work in nearly all of the functional areas on campus.

Students can apply for on-campus positions through the SXU Employment Opportunities website. Please update your application each semester you apply for positions, e.g. availability. Students will no longer use a Student Employment Application to apply for on-campus positions and new-hire documents will be completed once hired in NeoEd. If you need instructions on creating an account, finding and applying for a job, or checking your application status, please visit the Employment Opportunities support page.

Majority of positions at the institution do require Federal Work Study eligibility. If you are unsure of your eligibility or are currently not eligible, contact Financial Aid for more information. Positions that do not require federal work study typically include tutors, writing consultants, learning assistants, and various mentors. Student employees are not permitted to exceed the total amount of their federal work study award. Supervisors will work with hired student employees to determine a schedule based on the award amount. Once federal work study funds are completely exhausted, students will need to discontinue working. Regardless of federal work study amount, students cannot exceed 10 hours of work per week during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Positions will post approximately one month before the start of each academic semester.

where do students work on campus?

Student employees work in nearly all areas across the university including but not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Admission
  • Art and Design
  • Athletics
  • Biology
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Development Center
  • Center for Accessibility Resources
  • Center for Learning and Student Support
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Graham School of Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Library
  • Mailroom
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Public Safety
  • Records and Registration
  • Residence Life
  • Student Advising Center
  • Student Life
  • Student Media
  • TRIO
  • University Relations



Student employment handbook

Students and supervisors should review the Student Employment Handbook which outlines student expectations, payroll and regulations as well as information about student employment training and performance evaluations.

Student Employment Handbook cover with the Mercy street sign on campus

Student employment training

Newly-hired student employees will need to complete a self-paced online training within the first two weeks of being hired within the application system. Students will be sent notifications to complete these after hire. This training covers a variety of topics including:

  • University Mission, Core Values, and Standards for Student Employment
  • Diversity
  • Service Excellence Standards and Customer Service
  • Professional Etiquette and Difficult Situations
  • Time Management
  • Time Entry

Student employees will be allowed time to complete the training during their regularly scheduled work hours. The estimated completion time is 60 minutes.

Performance Evaluations

Student employee performance and skill development will be evaluated on an annual basis. Information about performance evaluations will be sent out at the end of the spring semester.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University.

If you have any questions about student employment, please email studentjobsFREESXU.