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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I apply for a job?

Visit and click on Search Careers in OneUSG Careers. All on-campus positions are posted online and applicants must create an account to apply.

Do I need a resume?

Yes, you must submit a resume when applying for any student position. It is never too early to start preparing your resume. The Office of Career and Professional Development is available to help you develop your resume and provide career counseling.

When can I expect to hear back about my application?

Following the job posting close date, once all applications are reviewed, a member of the hiring team will contact you directly if you will be progressing to the interview process.

How many student jobs can I have at once?

Students are limited to two (2) positions at any time. For instance, a student can be employed in two (2) institutional student assistant positions or a student can be employed in one (1) institutional student assistant position and one (1) work-study student assistant position. If working in Auxiliary Services, students are limited to one (1) position at any time.

How do I know if I qualify for a Work-Study Position?

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for Work-Study positions on campus.

Should I upload my class schedule for ‘Schedule of Availability’?

Schedule of availability should reflect your availability to work. While this may include hours outside of your class schedule, please keep in mind other academic and personal commitments that may not be reflected in your class schedule.

How should I dress at work?

You are representing your department and the University; therefore, dress appropriately. Your first step is to speak with your supervisor to see if there are any special guidelines or if there is a dress code.

How will I be paid?

All student employment positions are paid bi-weekly, and with the possible exception of Federal Work Study students, through a direct deposit system. Students who need to change their banking information can do so through OneUSG Connect Employee Self Service.
Student employees that are hired under the Federal Work Study Program may elect to participate in direct deposit and are encouraged to do so. However, due to federal financial aid guidelines, federal work study students cannot be required to participate in direct deposit or pay card. If the federal work study employee elects to not participate in direct deposit, he/she will receive a paper check mailed to the address in the payroll system.

How much will I make?

You will earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount may be higher depending on the type of work you do and the skills required.

What types of jobs are available for my student while at Georgia Southern University?

Student Assistant and Work-Study Student Assistant positions are on-campus opportunities available to students. In order to be eligible for an Student Assistant position, the student must be enrolled in at lease six (6) or more credit hours as an undergraduate or three (3) or more credit hours as a graduate student at Georgia Southern University. Work-Study Student Assistant positions are available to any student that has been awarded a work-study award through the financial aid process. Positions are available to students on each of Georgia Southern University’s campuses.

What is the Federal Work-Study Program?

The Federal Work-Study Program provide jobs for undergraduate and graduate students based upon financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for additional expenses. In order to find out if your student qualifies for the work-study program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Can my student work as an Student Assistant?

Yes, the student can apply for Student Assistant positions as long as he/she is enrolled in at least six (6) or more credit hours as undergraduate student or in at least three (3) credit hours as a graduate student during the Fall and Spring semesters at Georgia Southern University.

How can my student apply for positions at Georgia Southern University?

All students must apply online at to be considered for on-campus employment opportunities.

Will my student be assigned a job at Georgia Southern University?

No, students interested in employment must apply for each position they are interested in.

Does my student need a resume?

Yes, students must submit a resume along with their application for any position they are interested in. It is never too early to start preparing a resume. The Office of Career and Professional Development provides assistance with resumes and cover letters.

Can students have direct deposit?

Pursuant to policy, all employees are required to enroll in direct deposit.

How many hours can my student work?

Students typically work 10 to 20 hours per week. Students are able to work up to 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period when classes are in session, this includes Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Students cannot exceed 40 hours per week when classes are not in session, this includes the periods between graduation and the first day of classes, Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Fall/Winter Break.

What are the chances that my student will get a job on-campus?

It varies with the student’s skills and job experiences. The employment process is very competitive. Students should find ways to highlight their experience and differentiate themselves from other student applicants.

What is the parent’s role in the student hiring process?

We encourage parents to support the efforts of your student and encourage him/her to be persistent and focused in his/her job search. Parents should remind students that this process is very similar to the process used by companies to hire full-time employees. Parents should encourage students to accept ownership of their job search and find ways to differentiate themselves from other applicants.

I have an opening for an Student Assistant position. Do I have to advertise?

Yes, all positions must be advertised for a minimum of three business days.

How do I advertise for my Student / Work-Study Assistant position?

The Hiring Manager must complete an electronic “Job Opening Request” form. This form routes to Talent Acquisition and can be located on your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal under the Human Resources Tab.

What is the difference between an Institutional and Work-Study Student Assistant position?

Student Assistant positions are departmentally-funded positions. Student Assistant positions are available to all Georgia Southern University students enrolled in at least six (6) or more undergraduate-level hours or three (3) graduate-level hours. Work-Study Student Assistant positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. Students can verify their Work-Study eligibility through the Office of Financial Aid.

Is there a minimum number of applicants that should be interviewed?

No, there is no policy which dictates a minimum number of interviews for student positions but you are encouraged to interview three applicants for each available position.

How much can I pay a student?

Students must earn at least the current federal minimum wage. It is the department’s responsibility to determine the rate of pay that might be offered above the minimum wage in accordance with the type of work being done and the skills required.

How many hours can an Institutional Student Assistant work?

Institutional Student Assistants cannot exceed 25 hours per week.

How many hours can a Work Study Student Assistant work?

Work Study Student Assistants cannot exceed 20 hours per week.

What happens once I recommend a student for hire?

The hiring manager will need to ensure the steps outlined on the Hiring Manager Checklist are completed prior to the student’s start date.

Last updated: 2/24/2021