Student Employment

Student Employment


PLNU On-Campus Jobs

The Student Employment Office, in coordination with the Office of Human Resources, serves the community of PLNU by guiding current undergraduate, graduate, and ADC students interested in working for the campus through the employment process. Our office is dedicated to supporting students in their search for work and providing an environment where they may excel and have an excellent employment experience. 

The office also assists campus employers with the recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, and management of their student employees.

This section of our website is intended to serve as a resource for student employees and their understanding of campus employment at PLNU. Students will find information about the job search process, obtaining the first campus job, time entry procedures, direct deposit set-up, and much more! We have created a helpful “FAQ” guide, which will offer more specific information.

Your Job Search

Interested in working for the University?  

On-campus positions are posted on Workday throughout the year, with the majority posted in late summer and August for the new academic year.  

Instructions for accessing the job board are provided below.

Login to Workday using your regular PLNU credentials to see available jobs

  1. Under Career, select Find Student Jobs.
  2. Use the Filter on the left to sort jobs by Location, Department, or Start Date.
  3. View all open Jobs. Select a job to view details and description.
  4. Find the job you find most interesting, select APPLY.

How to find and apply for on-campus jobs


Gather Required Documentation

Congratulations! You have been offered your first position working for the University! Before you can begin work or training, you are required by federal law to complete legal documentation, the I-9 and Federal Withholding W-4 forms, with the Student Employment Office. To complete the I-9 document, review the list of acceptable forms of ID in the link below. You will bring the documents with you when attending a New Student Employee Orientation hosted by the Student Employment Office.

List of Acceptable Documents

Important Note: It is a requirement to have the original documents. By law, we cannot accept the scanned, copied, or faxed version of these documents.


Click on the button below to register for an upcoming New Student Employee Orientation.

Register for New Hire Orientation

Prior to attending the Orientation, you will complete the hiring forms, I-9 and Federal Withholding [W-4], on Workday. Please be checking your PLNU email as you will receive a message from the Student Employment Office with important information and instructions about this process. 

On the day of the Orientation, please bring the following to the session:

  • Your personal documents for the I-9 form
  • Your laptop
  • Your bank account and routing numbers if you are interested in setting up direct deposit
  • A pen

You will be approved to begin working once you have attended the New Student Employee Orientation and completed the legal hiring forms! 

Contact Us

Please use the following form for all Student Employment Inquiries not related to the new hire process. For new hire questions, please send an email to the Student Employment Office at


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the policy for working on-campus?

PLNU students interested in campus employment must meet the following criteria:

  1. Admittance to the University as a degree-seeking student. 
  2. Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 and in good standing.
  3. Enrolled and attending the University for the semester in which employed.  If at any time during the semester you discontinue enrollment, your employment is to end immediately. 
  4. Qualified under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) guidelines to work in the United States.
  5. Continuing studies with the University in a post-baccalaureate, credential, or professional studies program after graduating from the undergraduate program.

How many hours may I work each week?

Student employees may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year, 40 hours during Christmas and spring breaks, and 28 hours during the Summer, depending on your manager’s needs and their department budget. The maximum hours is including all campus positions held. Student employees are not to work more than eight hours per day, whether you have one or more campus positions.

How do I keep track of my time?

If you are looking to log your work hours on Workday, click here for instructions.

Do I receive pay for sick time?

Yes, student employees are eligible to be paid for sick time. Sick leave is provided to protect you against loss of income during illness or injury. California law states student employees are granted 5 days (40 hours) of sick leave each calendar year or upon hire. You may use sick time in increments of one (1) hour for the work time you missed. You may not report sick time for hours you are not scheduled to work. 
Click here for more details.

Do I receive vacation or holiday pay pay?

Student employees are not eligible for benefits such as vacation or holiday pay.

What is direct deposit and how do I set it up?

Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of a payment directly from PLNU into your bank account.
Click here for instructions on how to set up direct deposit in Workday.

If I do not have direct deposit, where do I pick up my check?

Checks may be picked up at the Payroll Office located in Mieras Hall, lower level. You may visit their office during the week, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.