New Students

Welcome! The first step is to register with our office which is as easy as creating your online student job application. Once approved, you will have access to the student jobs database. The 4-steps to are:

1. Register & Create a Student Job Application

This is your application for campus employment and the foundation of your resume. As your skills and experience grow, you can choose which experiences you wish new employers to see when applying for on-campus jobs.

  • Be sure to list ALL available hours; you can discuss ‘preferred’ work schedule during the interview.
  • Include all work and volunteer experience (i.e., high school clubs/organizations, service positions, sporting roles, etc.).
  • Include all special skills (i.e., Excel, Power Point, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Photography, etc.).

Note, international students who do not have a social security number will be hired using their temporary government ID issued by the university at the time of acceptance.

2. Find a Job

Finding a campus job is easy since we always have jobs available. New jobs are posted daily and no job stays open for more than 30 days. Best of all, you can “tweak” your job search based on your preference. You can search by:

  • Job Location – Homewood campus, Medical campus, Off-Campus, etc.
  • Job Category – Academic Assistant, Life Guard, Web Manager, & many more
  • Start Date, or, you can do a full search

2b. Federal Work Study

If you have a federal work-study award (FWS), please know that you can use your award for most all campus jobs. Therefore, do not limit your job search to only those positions that read ‘work-study required’. Instead, apply for all campus jobs that interest you and let the employer know that you have work-study during the interview. Once hired, you will need to provide your employer with a copy of your on-line FWS Authorization Form. Using MyJHU, sign into SIS and select the appropriate academic year, click on the FWS Authorization Form, save as a PDF, and email to your employer. It’s that’s easy.

2c. TimeAvailable hours per week pie chart

You may be wondering if there’s time to work. After attending classes, studying, eating, and sleeping, the average Blue Jay will have approximately 45 hours of FREE TIME each week. Using just 5 of those hours for a campus job can help students get connected to the university more quickly. This is also a good number of hours to start with, you can always add more hours (2nd campus job) later in the semester. Students can hold multiple campus jobs simultaneously; just try to stay within 10 hours for the first semester.

3. Complete I-9 Form

This is a federal form required of all new employees. Most important to note, is that you MUST have original documents to complete this form, such as your SSN Card or Passport – and – MUST be completed within 3-days of your start date . See the complete PDF Document: list of acceptable documents. An appointment is required, make an appointment.

4. Get Paid

Pay dates are the 15th and last day of the month, unless otherwise noted. When hired, be sure to ask when you can expect to receive your first pay. The average starting wage for student jobs is $10.00 per hour; other JHU campuses pay slightly higher to compensate for travel time. To learn about direct deposit, and more, click the above link.