All undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program are eligible to participate in Emerson’s student employment program. 

First-Year and Transfer Students

Incoming first-year or transfer students cannot participate in the Student Employment Program until they begin their courses of study. Likewise, incoming graduate students enrolled in prerequisites are not eligible to participate in student employment until they begin their graduate courses of study.

Incoming first-year and transfer students who wish to work on campus are required to attend the Student Employment Orientation session given during orientation week by the Student Employment Coordinator. After this session, incoming first-year students and transfers may begin applying online for a student employment position.

Ineligible Students 

Students are not eligible for Student Employment if:

  • They are enrolled in adult degree or certificate programs.
  • They are on academic probation and not making satisfactory academic progress.
  • They have graduated from the College.
  • They are on leave of absence from the College.
  • They have withdrawn from the College.
  • They have been administratively withdrawn from the College.

Such individuals must end any student employment position as soon as they become ineligible.

Apply for a Job

The Office of Student Employment allows Emerson students to search and apply to a variety of jobs on campus in a manageable way.

To apply for a Federal Work Study or Emerson Employment job, please visit Workday where you will have access to all available job postings, descriptions, requirements, and pay rate, as well as a link to the application. 


Please log in to Workday, select the "Career" application, and select "Find Jobs for Students." Once you have determined a job in which to apply for, please follow these quick steps to submit your application:

  1. Click on "Apply"
  2. You can either upload a resume or enter information manually.
  3. Fill in all required fields - indicated with an asterisk (*)
  4. Click "Submit"

Tips for the application process:

  • Apply for multiple positions.
  • Under Availability, list the blocks of time that you are available to work for each day of the week.
  • Under Class Schedule, list the days and times that you are in class for the current semester.
  • Double check spelling, grammar and contact information. Employers take applications very seriously. Do not state that you are applying for a position because you need the funds.
  • If you have not received a response after applying, we would encourage you to send a followup email to the supervisor.
  • Download the Workday App on your mobile device so that you can easily apply for new jobs.

Having Trouble Getting a Job?

You should begin applying for jobs as soon as you have access or you might miss out on opportunities. If you have trouble finding a position within the first two weeks of the semester, contact the student_employment [at] (Student Employment Coordinator) for help and tips on job hunting strategies.

Work Authorization

All students must file an I-9, W-4, and state tax form online via Workday before they can be authorized to work as a student employee.

After that:

  • Students will receive an email to bring proof of identity to the Office of Financial Aid (4th floor, 216 Tremont Street); 
  • A Student Financial Services representative will process forms of identification and authorize the student to begin working.
  • The supervisor and student will receive a Work Authorization email.