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Student Employment Program

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. 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 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.  Additionally, if hired, all of your new hire paperwork will be initiated electronically from this same website.  You will be able to electronically, review, sign and submit many of your new hire requirements.

If you’ve already networked with managers and you think they want to hire you, you still need to formally apply online.

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 you use will be the same one Human Resources will use to communicate with you about our hiring process.  So select the email you use most.

Human Resources and/or the hiring manager will then be in touch with you to discuss interviews.

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 a new hire process.  Depending on the position you fill, there may be additional requirements.  As mentioned earlier, you’ll complete much of this process on-line:

 W-4 Form

Direct Deposit if you elect to have your check directed to your personal account

Form I-9 – You can start this online but will need to bring your documents to Human Resources

Specific University policies

Directions on how to submit timesheets

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 finger print 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 receive an offer and accept, your new hire process will outline how you submit timesheets 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 timesheet before you submit it. 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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