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Student Employment

Student Employment at the College of Charleston provides students with the opportunity to explore career choices as well as gain critical skills to improve marketability for professional employment. Any registered student may apply for on-campus student employment. All students hired for on-campus positions must present original identification documents and a social security number. 

Finding a Job: Handshake

There are a variety of on-campus opportunities including Non-Work Study, Federal Work Study, Community Service Federal Work Study, and Graduate Assistantships. For more information about these programs click here. Additionally, there are many off-campus job opportunities. To view all available job opportunities, log into Handshake. You may access Handshake from the "Student Services" tab in MyCharleston.

You're hired! Now what?

Congratulations on your position as a student employee at the College of Charleston! If you are a new student employee that has never worked on campus before, you will need to follow the steps below to complete the hiring process:

1.  Complete the New Student Employee Hire Packet and bring the completed forms with you to Orientation

1. Form I-9


This form must be accompanied by ORIGINAL identification documents of your choosing. See page 3 for a list of acceptable documents. No copies will be accepted. You are only required to print and complete page 1. 
2. Form W-4             Please refer to the instructions on the Form W-4 or consult a parent/legal guardian or tax professional for assistance completing this form. We are unable to advise you on how to complete this form. You are only required to print and complete page 1. 

3. Direct Deposit Agreement

This form must be accompanied by a voided check or direct deposit form from your bank.
4. ACA Acknowledgement   Please read the entire document. You are only required to print and complete page 4. 
5. Notice of Non-Discrimination Please read the entire document, then sign and date it. 

All employees, including internationals, are required to have a U.S. Social Security Number to work in the United States. For more information click here

2.  Register and attend New Student Employee Orientation

Select the orientation session below that works best with your schedule. If that session is full, please select another session or call 843.953.5692 to schedule a one-on-one orientation. Orientation sessions generally last 30-45 minutes, so plan accordingly. All orientation sessions will take place in the Career Center (Lightsey Center Building, 2nd floor, room 216), unless otherwise indicated. 



Have questions? Contact a member of Student Employment at 843.953.5692 or