On-Campus Student Employment | Career Exploration and Development | Kent State University

On-Campus Student Employment

On average, 75% of all college students are employed while taking classes.  Studies show that students who work on campus 20 hours or less each week actually do better academically than those students who work off campus, or do not work at all.

Benefits of Working on Campus

  • Obtain valuable work experience to enhance your resume
  • Develop critical skills employers seek
  • Work close to class locations with flexible work hours

Student Employment Handbook

How Can I Locate a Position On Campus?


Look for student positions in HANDSHAKE. New opportunities are added daily with peak hiring occurring at the beginning of each semester. 

Students may also: 


All FIRST-TIME student employees must:

All FIRST-TIME & RETURNING student employees must:

  • Accept job offers online to complete the hiring process by checking your kent.edu email or logging into CampusWorks.  You will have five days to respond to the offer or it will automatically expire. The job can be resubmitted by contacting the hiring department.
  • Receive a Job Confirmation email when permission to work has been granted and your job has been activated. Permission to work is granted upon final confirmation of student enrollment, completion of paperwork, and other employment eligibility requirements. Returning student employees will be notified in CampusWorks if additional forms are needed.