First-Year, Work-Study Eligible Students

    • Work-study eligible first-year students are given access to online job postings and may begin applying for positions in mid-May. 
    • Students have an application deadline of June 26 and will hear back from supervisors no later than July 21. 
    • Due to the limited number of open positions, it may be difficult for students to be hired in their first choice of job or department. The majority of new student employees will work in departments employing the largest number of students, including Facilities Services, Food Service, Athletics and the Library. 
    • Check out the First-Year Student Employment Checklist for deadlines and forms.

    Second, Third and Fourth Year Work-Study Eligible Students

    • Students are responsible for finding their own job placements using Find a Job.
    • Every spring, students are able to participate in a job search. It is recommended that students secure on-campus employment prior to leaving Macalester for the summer.
    • Even those students who wish to remain in their present positions should reapply and be re-hired each year.
    • Even when students are planning to be off campus during the spring term, they are able to apply and be hired for jobs for the next academic year in exactly the same manner as those students who are on campus using the online job search tool.

    Can’t find a job by the start of the semester?

    If you have work-study as part of your financial aid package but are unable to find a job on campus by the start of the semester, contact the Student Employment Program Coordinator at . You may also contact the Financial Aid Office about the possibility of replacing some or all of your year's work award with a loan.

    No-Need Students

    Under certain conditions no-need students may be hired through Student Employment.

    Summer Employment

    Student summer employment opportunities are offered for the months of June, July and August. 

    Off-Campus Student Employment Program

    Students may earn their financial aid awards (work-study) while working at a local nonprofit organization or elementary schools. Federal guidelines restrict placements to non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organizations. Application and deadlines are published by the Civic Engagement Center, Off-Campus Student Employment Program.