Student Employment

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Student employees are vital to the success of Mercer University. At Mercer, we are dedicated to helping students find meaningful on-campus jobs and ensuring that students maximize the value of their employment experiences. We believe that having an on-campus job helps students become more involved with the Mercer University community, provides valuable work experience, and helps build transferable skills and habits that will benefit future career options. Moreover, on-campus jobs provide financial rewards.

As a part of the Financial Planning Office, Student Employment is committed to providing students with part-time employment opportunities that allow students to earn income while acquiring valuable foundational workplace skills. Students can apply for part-time positions on and off campus through our Student Employment website. Time commitments can vary by position, with a work requirement of 5 to 20 hours per week.

Federal Work-Study

Many positions require Federal Work-study eligibility due to earnings being supplemented by federal funds. Federal Work-Study requires a student to have remaining need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All eligible students who indicated “yes” they are interested in being considered for Federal Work-Study on the FAFSA will have the award included in their Financial Aid Package. If you have a question concerning your eligibility for Federal Work-Study, please contact the Financial Planning Office for additional information.


All student employees are required to complete an I-9 in the Office of Student Financial Planning prior to beginning work. You will receive an inbox task in the Workday system to complete the I-9 form. Original documents must be presented in person in the Office of Student Financial Planning. A complete list of acceptable documents for the I-9 process can be found online.

If you are interested in working on or off campus, please make sure you bring your identification documents with you to campus.

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Current Student Employees or students who have worked previously will need to log in to Workday to Find Jobs – Student and apply as an internal candidate.