What is Student Employment?
Student employment positions offer the opportunity for students to hold on-campus employment to further develop their career readiness competencies through “real-life” application and supervisor mentorship. Brookdale Community College student employees can also actively reflect on these competencies by participating in career readiness workshops and competency-specific discussion boards within the Student Employment Program Canvas shell.
- Students maintaining good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
- Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program
- Students registered for a minimum of 6 credits *For Federal Work Student students, you must be registered for and maintain an enrollment status of half time (six-degree credits). Courses taken that are not part of your degree do not count toward your eligibility for federal student aid.
- Offered Federal Work-Study (Only required for FWS funded positions)
Note: Student employment positions are competitive and employment is at the discretion of the hiring supervisor.
Student Help vs. Federal Work-Study | What is the difference?
The main difference between a Federal Work-Study (FWS) and a Student Help (SH) classification is where your student employment payment earnings originate. Student Help positions are funded through a department’s budget and all eligible students with or without a FWS award can apply. Federal Work-Study position funding is earned through a student’s financial aid award and students must have been awarded FWS in order to apply. If a student is not sure if they are FWS eligible, they should contact Brookdale’s Financial Aid office. All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to determine Federal Work-Study eligibility.
Brookdale’s Student Employment Program strives to further develop students’ career readiness competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Student employment positions offer opportunities for these competencies to be applied and developed through supervisor mentorship and experiential learning. BCC student employees also actively reflect on these competencies by participating in career readiness workshops and competency-specific discussion boards within the Student Employment Program Canvas LMS.
Student employment is also an essential program for students to develop academically, socially, and offsets the cost of pursuing higher education.
- Academic enrichment provides students with educational learning experiences that enable them to develop intellectually, build career-readiness skills, and access adequate instructional support.
- Social engagement ensures that students have access and opportunity to freely participate in diverse, educational, community-building activities outside of the classroom with peers, faculty, and staff.
- Financial capability helps students build the capacity to meet the financial demands of higher education. ( Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)
Newly hired student employees must contact the Career Center for an orientation and to complete a Student Employment Agreement form. A student cannot work without a current agreement in place. All agreements end every academic year and may be voided if student eligibility requirements are not maintained. If you are not sure if you have a current agreement in place contact firstname.lastname@example.org.