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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. The program is also designed to assist various departments on campus in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.

All eligible students are encouraged to participate in student employment. 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

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 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

The following forms are mandatory for all new student employees. Students should print and complete these forms prior to attending New Student Employee Orientation.

1.  Direct Deposit Agreement

  • You may elect to have your paycheck issued via direct deposit to your checking or savings account or a Bank of America CashPay prepaid debit card.
  • If you elect to have your paycheck issued to your checking or savings account, this form must be accompanied by a voided check or direct deposit form from your banking institution.

2.  Form W-4 

3.  Form I-9 

  • This form must be accompanied by original documentation that establishes your identity and authorization to work in the United States. A list of acceptable forms of documentation can be found here
  • Per federal mandates, we cannot accept expired documents or copies of original documents.

4.  Affordable Health Care Act Acknowledgement 

5.  Form 8233 (for international students only)

New Student Employee Orientation

New Student Employee Orientation is mandatory for all new student employees. Students are required to bring the following items with them to orientation:

Please select the orientation session date below that works best with your schedule. If a session is already filled, please select another date and time. Orientation sessions generally last 45 minutes to 1 hour, so plan accordingly. All orientation sessions will take place in the Career Center (Lightsey Center Building, 2nd floor, room 216), unless otherwise indicated. 


* Additional session dates will be added, so check back periodically. 

If you are not able to attend any of the scheduled sessions, please call 843.953.5692.