Lakeland offers numerous on-campus employment opportunities, allowing students to connect with the school, earn money and build their résumés.
For details regarding student employment at Lakeland College, see the Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you have additional questions regarding student employment at Lakeland, contact Mara Jensen, manager of student employment, at (920) 565-1035 x2394 or .
What is the first step in finding an on-campus job?
All on-campus student employees are hired through Career Connect, our online program. Your first step is to develop a résumé and upload it to Career Connect for potential employers to view. For help developing a résumé, visit your Student Success and Engagement Coach in the Campus Center. Once you have developed your résumé, you can log on to the Career Connect website to upload it and search for open jobs.
To access Career Connect, log on to my.Lakeland.edu, select the "Campus Life" tab on top, select the "Student Success" tab on the left, and click on the Career Connect link. Your username is generally your student ID number. If you are having trouble accessing your account, email or call (920) 565-1483.
Once on Career Connect, you can search for on-campus jobs, read job descriptions and find supervisor contact information to apply for positions. Open positions for the upcoming academic year are typically posted in mid August.
When does hiring take place for the academic year?
Lakeland College hosts an annual Job Opportunity Fair in the Wehr Center on the first Tuesday of classes. The job fair is open to students from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students can explore available job opportunities and meet supervisors. Students should bring five copies of their résumé and fall academic schedule, and dress professionally. Employers will not be able to make any official hiring decisions until after the job fair.
I am not eligible for Federal Work Study. Can I still work on-campus?
Full-time traditional undergraduate students and international graduate students can work on-campus, but priority is given to students with Federal Work Study status.
What jobs are available on-campus?
Almost every department on campus employs students. Most departments depend on students to help with daily operations. For example, students work in dining services, the fitness center, the library, the Academic Resource Center and the Wehr Center.
**Please note: the positions listed here may or may not be available. Please log in to Career Connect to view open student positions.
How many hours can I work on-campus?
During the academic year, students can work a maximum of 10 hours per week in a regular job and 18 hours per week in certain jobs that don't have consistent weekly hours. Students can hold a maximum of two positions on-campus and cannot exceed 18 hours per week combining both positions. During times when there is no school for a full week, students can work up to 29 hours – this occurs during winter break and spring break. During the summer, students may work up to 40 hours per week if the department has budgeted positions.
Are work hours flexible so I can hold a full class load and be involved on-campus?
Yes, supervisors are understanding of class schedules. Some positions have early morning or evening positions available and other departments allow you to break up your hours during the day. Schedules can be determined prior to working to fit student needs.
What is the pay rate on campus?
During the academic year, students start at $7.25 per hour their first year of on-campus employment and wages increase 25 cents per hour each year they hold an on-campus position, reaching a maximum of $8 per hour. A few positions offer a higher pay rate.
When do student employees get paid?
Students are paid twice a month. The payroll schedule for the academic year can be found on my.Lakeland.edu under the "Employee Info" tab. Lakeland College requires mandatory direct deposit for all employees. To set up direct deposit, a voided check or banking document with routing and account numbers and account type is required.
After I've been hired for an on-campus position, what must I do to start working?
Once you have been hired, your supervisor will notify Student Employment. Student Employment will contact you via Lakeland email to set up an appointment to complete paperwork. You will need to bring along documentation to complete the Form I-9. The most common forms are:
- a current passport
- a valid driver's license or student identification card and a birth certificate or social security card
Click here for local bank contact information to set up a bank account.
Student Employment is located in the lower level of the William A. Krueger building in office LL14 and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Will future employers complete reference checks for my on-campus employment?
Absolutely. The track record and work ethic you establish while working on campus will follow you. Successful on-campus employment will help you obtain future employment.