Welcome to Student Employment at the University of Denver! Below are frequently asked questions. You can find additional, detailed information via Guidelines for Supervisors and Student Employees or through the Student Employee and Campus Supervisor page.

What should student employees working on-campus during fall 2020 know?
Student employees working on-campus should follow similar guidelines given to staff and faculty through Creating a Community of Care Action Plan. Please refer to the DU Fall Return-to-Campus Plan website for information. This website links to the CDC, the State Health Department and more. Please be aware that the orders given by the state and local government can be amended or extended at any time. If you have questions regarding specific DU policies (COVID and other) and guidance, please reach out to your HR partner or Shared Services at sharedservices@du.edu.

Are students placed into specific jobs?
No. Students must search and apply for a position. Students should be aware that they could interview with potential on-campus employers! Career & Professional Development can support students in this process by providing interview coaching appointments as well as mock interviews. If you are interested in this, you can make an appointment on PCO.

How much can students be paid?
Pay rate will be tied directly to the job you obtain and depends on the experience and skills required for the position. Pay rate should not be tied to work-study status. Student compensation standards are being developed and will be provided in the coming year.

How many jobs can students have?
Students can only have one work-study funded position at a time. However, students may have more than one position if the additional positions are not funded through work-study. If a student has more than one position on campus the student and supervisor must be mindful of the number of hours the student is working total for all positions. In addition, students are not permitted to have a work-study position and a graduate teaching/research assistantship simultaneously in the same quarter.

Can supervisors rehire previous student employees?
Yes. Follow the hiring steps outlined in the HR Knowledge Base for non-work study students or contact Financial Aid at workstudy@du.edu to rehire students with work study funding.

Will supervisors receive notification of applications to their job posting via email? Or will I need to check the PCO portal for responses?
You will need to check your account for responses to your job posts. To view your applicants, you’ll need to login to your account and click the “Job Postings” tab in the toolbar on the left side of the page. Click on your post, and you will see an “Applicants” tab where you can see students that have applied and export their application documents if needed.

Do students have their resumes reviewed in PCO before they can apply for student employment jobs?
Yes, we have staff who review all resumes uploaded in the system within one to two business days, including incoming first years. This process provides early access for professional feedback to new students to help them start preparing for their professional futures. Career advisors reach out to all incoming students beginning in July to send resume writing tutorial videos and to also encourage the students considering campus jobs to get their resumes reviewed during the summer. The proactive outreach should help there not be a delay when students are applying for jobs.

Can supervisors hire multiple students under the same job posting?
Supervisors can hire multiple students under one position posting. You will need to hire each student individually. Follow the hiring steps outlined in the HR Knowledge Base for non-work study students or contact Financial Aid at workstudy@du.edu to rehire students with work study funding.

I’m an off-campus employer not associated with DU (ex. childcare)- what do I do?
To post, follow the steps outlined here. Your position will be approved and be viewable by students in under 48 hours. Please contact hire@du.edu with any questions.

I’m a student and I’ve been told I have work-study funding. What does this mean? 
Work-study is a form of need-based financial aid that allows students to work on campus (or with an approved off-campus employer) to earn money to help pay for college expenses. The maximum amount you can earn throughout the 2020-21 academic year is the amount listed on your financial aid offer.

If you are a student who would like to inquire about work study or a supervisor who would like to inquire on behalf of your student, contact workstudy@du.edu.

I’m a student and I don’t have work-study funding. May I apply for student employment positions?
Yes, definitely. There are some student employment positions that are open to both work-study and non-work study students. You will know if the position is open to both by reviewing the job description in PCO, the job and internship posting site for DU students. Look at the “compensation” field as well as the job description. If it does not state “work-study only” feel free to apply.

Where do students and supervisors go with questions?
For questions about work-study, please contact workstudy@du.edu. For questions about payroll or hiring processes, or HR policies, please contact sharedservices@du.edu. For questions about student employment in general, please contact stuemp@du.edu.

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