Welcome to Student Employment


Student Employment Staff photoThe Student Employment Office, an integral part of The Career Center, creates a one stop shop for campus supervisors and students to meet their employment needs.

Supervisors may post student employment vacancies via a simple job form on our website. Students may search on-line for campus employment and apply directly to the job opening. Our goal is to provide meaningful employment for students, correlating to their educational goals and connecting them to campus.

Student Employment also assists with the coordination of Federal Work-Study, Non-Federal Work-Study positions, as well as temporary projects, and Graduate Aide positions.

Please feel free to contact Student Employment for further assistance with on-campus employment issues, (219) 989-2600.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) 2014/2015

How do I Get Started?

There are four steps to the Federal Work-Study (FWS) process:

  • File a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year
  • Review your Financial Aid award letter. Have you been offered FWS? If so, check PCSTAR (Purdue Calumet Student Access to Records) to view the Award Decision form.
  • Complete GET S.E.T. Training including the FWS Orientation Module
  • Maintain FWS Eligibility for the academic year

Interested in using your Work-Study Award during Fall 2014? Call the Office of Financial Aid to find out about the requirements at 219-989-2301

To get assistance with locating employment opportunities to utilize your FWS award, contact the Career Center at 219-989-2600.


Just a reminder that FWS dates for 2014/2015 academic year are:

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FALL 2014 – August 25 – December 14

SPRING 2015 – January 12 – May 3

SUMMER 2015 – May 18 – June 14