On-campus employment. Student employment is an important opportunity for you to develop professional and academic skills through unique learning experiences, as well as contribute to the staffing needs of Hesston College. Hesston College employs approximately 175 students to perform a variety of assignments on campus. Hesston College is an employment-at-will employer, which means that the college or the student worker may terminate employment at any time, for any reason. Most campus jobs are subsidized by the federal government through the Federal Work-Study Program. Students eligible for work study are given priority in the hiring process, assuming they meet the position qualifications. All campus jobs that need to be filled will be listed on my.hesston.edu. Students apply for the job(s) that interest them on this website. We recommend that students have no more than two campus jobs, and with few exceptions, student workers are expected to work no more than 20 hours per week when classes are in session, and no more than 40 hours per week during breaks.
In order to be employed as a student worker by the college, you must apply for and be hired for a position connected to the college. You will be required to sign this document and complete new hire paperwork, to include Form I-9. Failure to complete this entire process may mean you are unable to work for the college. Supervisors select candidates based on the applications submitted by the students for each position, and should contact students and advise them of the next steps once they receive an application. Expectations of the position will be included in the job description and the signed work study agreement, but include the following: be at work at the scheduled time; keep accurate records of time worked; in case of illness or unavoidable absences (class field trips, etc.) notify your supervisor(s) ahead of your scheduled work time; maintain quality and efficiency of work; perform other work tasks as assigned by the supervisor; abide by and uphold the Hesston College policies and campus community standards; and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for the remainder of the Hesston College academic career in positions for which this is required (i.e. Residence Life). If you decide not to continue in a work position, student workers may resign from their position(s) with reasonable notice, in writing, to their supervisor(s). Student worker employment automatically ends at the time you are no longer a student at the college.
Off-campus employment. Many students work part-time in the local community. Job listings are posted on the job board outside the dining hall in Bontrager Student Center.
Students who have completed at least one semester at Hesston College and earned a GPA of 2.50 or better may choose to earn credit through a Cooperative Education placement. These positions are sometimes paid and must be in the student’s major field of study. More information about this employment option may be obtained from the registrar’s office or the student’s academic advisor.
The Business office provides check cashing services for students (Hesston College ID required). Business office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.