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Gain Experience that Pays

Working at Franklin Pierce can be a rewarding experience and equips you with valuable job skills that help you prepare for your future.  We offer flexible work schedules to complement your course work and other activities.  Start building your future with us and gain experience that pays.

What to do First

Before applying for an on campus job, begin or update your resume.  You’ll need it to apply for our on campus student positions.  Keep your resume up-to-date with all your part-time and summer jobs, your activities, clubs, volunteer work, and any other information that speaks to your experiences.

Key Facts about Working on Campus

If you have Federal Work-Study money, tell the manager with whom you are interviewing and/or Human Resources so you can maximize your grant dollars.

You can have one or two campus jobs.  Regardless of how many jobs you do have, you can work up-to 19 hours per week.

We encourage 1st semester Freshman to work 8-10 hours initially so you can adjust to your new campus, classes and  professors, all while you make new friends and participate in sports or other campus activities.

Before starting work you will need to complete Form I-9 and produce documents showing your eligibility to work in the United States. Click here for a list of acceptable documents. This is required of ALL students.  Don’t forget your documents at home and remember to leave them in a safe place when you bring them to campus.

There is a 2 hour work minimum for each shift, so you’ll want to be careful when scheduling work between classes.

You will be paid every 2 weeks and we’ll provide you more information under the Payroll section.

How to Find an On-Campus Job

You must apply online so we have a legal record of you application and interest. If hired, all of your new hire paperwork will be completed electronically and emailed to

Available student positions are available on our Franklin Pierce website Jobs are in alphabetical order, so scroll down the page to find all “Student” jobs.  An illustration is below:


When you find a position of interest, select the job and review the description and qualifications carefully.  To continue to apply, you’ll be prompted to complete a short application where you can also upload your resume.

You can use your Franklin Pierce email or your own personal email.  However, whatever email address you use will be the same one Human Resources will use to communicate with you about our hiring process.  So select the email address that you use most.

The hiring manager will then be in touch with you to discuss interviews.

If you’ve already networked with managers and you think they want to hire you, if you have not previously worked on campus you still need to formally apply online. If you have previously worked on campus and are being rehired your supervisor will notify Human Resources that you are being rehired and a work paper will be generated.


Once an Offer is Made and Before You Begin Work

We know both you and your manager will be eager to have you start work. However, before your first day, you must complete the new hire process.  Depending on the position you fill, there may be additional requirements.  As mentioned earlier, you’ll complete this paperwork electronically and email forms to


Student New Hire Forms

MVR Permission Letter (required if your job involves driving for the University.)

Once your new hire paperwork had been received by Human Resources you will be sent a link to a brief Zoom video conference call to verify your IDs. We will need to see the IDs that you have used for your I9 form. The video call should take just a few minutes and will be scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 9am and 11am.

Any student under the age of 18 years old must present a signed NH DOL Parental Permission form to Human Resources before completing the new hire paperwork.

If you will drive a campus automobile or shuttle, you will be required to have at least 2-3 years’ experience with a clean driving record and you will need to authorize FPU to conduct a motor vehicle background check.  Each year you drive, the motor vehicle background check will be completed.

If your job includes working with minors, NH state law requires a background check.

If you are on an International Student on a F1 Visa, there will be other requirements (see the  International Student Employment Fact Sheet)

Payroll Process

Once you complete your new hire paperwork and your IDs have been verified a work paper will be sent to your supervisor.

Once the supervisor has completed and signed the work paper they will send it to you for signature. The signed work paper must be emailed to

Once you complete your new hire paperwork and the work paper, signed by your supervisor, has been returned to HR, you will complete and submit electronic timesheets in Star Garden and get paid every two weeks.

It’s important to keep track of your time.  Remember, there is a 2 hour work minimum for each shift.  Your direct supervisor will need to review and approve your  electronic timesheet no later than 9:00am on the Monday of a payroll week. Plan accordingly.

You can sign up for Direct Deposit if you want to have your pay be directly deposited into your account.


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