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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. All eligible students are encouraged to participate. Of course, it is important to remember, the students’ first priority is to be a student. Employment should help create a well-rounded individual and should not be the primary focus of their educational experience at the College of Charleston.

Finding a job 
You're hired! Now what? 
New Student Employee Hire Packet
New Student Employee Orientation

Finding a Job: CougarJobLink

So you would like a job at the College of Charleston? There are a variety of student employment programs on campus including Non-Work Study, Federal Work Study, Community Service Federal Work Study, and Graduate Assistantships. For more information about these programs click here. To view on-campus job opportunities, utilize our job database, CougarJobLink. Log into your MyCharleston account and click on the "Student Services" tab, then search for CougarJobLink. 

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
2.  Register to attend New Student Employee Orientation 

New Student Employee Hire Packet

All new student employees are REQUIRED to complete the New Student Employee Hire Packet BEFORE they begin working.

1. Form I-9


This form must be accompanied by ORIGINAL identification documents of your choosing. See page 3 of the form for a list of acceptable documents. No copies will be accepted.
2. Form W-4             Refer to the following guides or consult a parent/legal guardian or tax professional for assistance completing this form: W-4 Guide or International W-4 Guide

3. Direct Deposit Agreement

This form must be accompanied by a voided check or direct deposit form from your bank.
4. ACA Acknowledgement   Review and complete page 4. 
5. Form 8233  For international students ONLY, optional.

New Student Employee Orientation

All new student employees are REQUIRED to attend New Student Employee Orientation BEFORE they begin working.

Select the orientation session below that works best with your schedule. If the session is full, 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.