Student Employment

Student Employment

St. Olaf employs nearly 2,000 eligible students each year through the student employment program. These experiences provide students with the opportunity to gain professional skills and build relationships while earning money toward their higher education expenses. 

Students with questions about their Federal Work-Study eligibility or work award should contact the Financial Aid Office at (507) 786-3019

Employment Process at a Glance

This is REQUIRED before you start your job.

1. I9 Employment Eligibility Verification, 2. W-4’s MN and Federal, and Payment Authorization Form

Forms here

1. Apply competitively: Complete a traditional, competitive job search. 2. Sign up for a guaranteed position: work with Bon Appetit, our largest student employer on campus

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When you accept a student employment position, your supervisor will send you an electronic work authorization that will come to your email account.

Students are required to complete safety training each academic year and summer they work on campus. See more information in the section below!

Hours should be logged after each shift you work using the Time Entry System (TES).

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LinkedIn Learning Free for Students

St. Olaf College and the Northfield Public Library have partnered to provide students, staff, and faculty with access to the LinkedIn Learning library.  Using your NF library card number and pin you will be able to access the entire LinkedIn Learning services.

Student Employment Wage Structure (2023-2024/Summer 2024)

The Student Employment wage structure was created to move towards an equitable and fair compensation for work on and off-campus.  Consisting of three-tiers, supervisors are able to assign the appropriate wages based on job type, skills required, and leadership or supervisory roles.  In addition, Food Services’ positions are assigned higher wages with an added step-in-grade for returning employees.


Feel free to reach out to the offices listed here with any questions regarding student employment, necessary forms, payments, and job searching!

Supervisor Resources

Supervisor Resources

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