Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Student Financial Services

You Need Experience To Get Experience!

Posted on August 12, 2014

Welcome to the Wheaton College community!  The staff of the Student Employment Program, which is a part of the Office of Student Financial Services, is here to assist you with all of your on-campus student employment needs.  The goal of Wheaton’s Student Employment Program is to you help defray college expenses and give you the opportunity to gain skills which will prove invaluable during your years at the College and beyond.
Student employment at Wheaton is funded through two programs, Federal Work Study and Wheaton Work.  Federal Work Study is awarded to students who apply for and receive need-based financial assistance. Students with this type of funding may be employed by any department that has a student employment budget. funding.  However, Federal Work Study students who meet the requirements of the position are given priority for job openings when they occur.
Students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study may seek employment through the Wheaton Work program.  Students receive Wheaton Work allotments  once they have secured employment in any department that has available Wheaton Work funds. Please note that Wheaton Work funding is more limited than Federal Work Study funding. 
Please note that the College does not guarantee the availability of on-campus employment for all students.   
A work award represents the maximum earnings the College has authorized for each student.  Students may not work over their total award amount. Earnings under the student employment program are paid through Wheaton’s biweekly payroll based on the position, pay rate and the number of hours worked. All students are paid through Direct Deposit. 
You should come to campus with your appropriate banking information (bank account number and routing information).  If you would prefer to use a local bank, we do have several in the area that Wheaton students commonly use: North Easton Savings Bank and Bank of America.  Representatives from these banks will be on campus at Orientation on August 23rd. 
We recommend that students who wish to work start their job search early in the term.  Jobs will begin to be posted on August 15th on the Student Employment website Student Employment Job Postings.  Please check back often as new jobs will be posted throughout the beginning of the semester. The annual Student Employment job fair will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 12:30 to 3 pm on the Dimple.  You will find representatives from many campus administrative and academic departments.  This is a great way to meet both staff and faculty face to face!  Come and join us! 
It is your responsibility to contact departments directly to apply for a position and if hired, to arrange a work schedule with the supervisors.  The Office of Student Financial Services is available as a resource for students seeking employment.  Please be advised that we do not place students in positions.  
However, if you find that you are having difficulty obtaining a position, do not wait until the middle of the semester to contact us.  Please contact us in late September/early October.  We will be more than happy to sit down with you one-on-one to assist you in your job search process.
In order to work on campus, students must demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the United States. You will need to complete a W-4 (Tax Withholding Form) and an I-9 Employment Eligibility Form before we can authorize you to work and enter you on the payroll system.  Please make sure to bring the forms with you to campus. Faxes and photocopies of documents cannot be accepted per federal regulations under any circumstances. Page 9 of the I-9 form (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf) has the list of documents that you can choose from.  You must complete the form within our office.  You cannot complete the form at home or in your dorm room and bring it in to us.
Off-campus employment is another option for Wheaton students seeking work.  Career Connections, through the Office of Career Services provides current listings of off-campus, non-Work-study, part-time and summer jobs.  Career Connections can be accessed using the following link, Career Connections . 
We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will begin the job search early in order to take advantage of the valuable resources available to you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you!


Barbara MacKenzie, Administrative Assistant, & Jenny Heller, Associate Director

Student Employment Program

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