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Student Employment

Student employees are a crucial part of the Santa Clara University workforce.  Without a dedicated and dependable group of student employees, the University’s academic departments and administrative offices would be unable to provide the wide variety of programs and services to the SCU community.
Over 3,000 students work on campus in positions as varied as student assistants, community facilitators, research assistants, intramural supervisors, teaching assistants, immersion coordinators, orientation leaders, spirituality facilitators and game assistants.  Collectively student employees earn over $6M each year which helps support their cost of a Santa Clara education.

Students gain so much more than wages when they work on campus.  They also learn first-hand about the world of work, gain valuable experience, acquire practical skills that will assist them once they leave SCU, develop time management skills, increase self-confidence, gather insights on the type of career that interests them, learn how the University works, and better understand what career opportunities are available in higher education.

Please consider a student employment position at Santa Clara University and Go Broncos!



*Click here to go to the Career Center

  • If you are a selected candidate for an interview, you may visit the Career Center for assistance on your interviewing skills
  • Refer to Students: New Hire Onboarding
  • The Student Employment Office will contact you via email to come in and complete your I-9 (Under Student Employment Forms tab above) ONLY if you have not worked on-campus or it has been more than a year since your last job.
    • You are not eligible to work until this step is completed.
    • Once paperwork is submitted it takes up to 1-2 weeks to process.
  • International Students please view our international students information page for additional information to complete your new hire paperwork
  • Once you have completed the Onboarding Documents the Student Employment office will contact you to stop by the HR Office to complete the I-9 verification.

Student Employment Information for International Students

  • Log in to Workday to access New Hire Onboarding Paperwork (Note: Make sure the department has already hired you in Workday)
  • Please have the following original documents with you to verify your I-9 (Note: Student Employment will contact you via e-mail once your Onboarding Documents are completed:
    • I-94
    • I-20
    • Passport & Social Security Number (If you do not have a SSN please proceed to Step 2 & Step 3.) If you have received your SSN from the Social Security Office proceed to Step 4.

*You are NOT eligible to work until all of your new hire paperwork is completed.

*This is not required for J-1 students.

  • Email the "Letter of Intent to Hire" to International Students and Scholars at They will be able to assist you in the next steps for obtaining your Social Security Number.
    • Once you have obtained your SSN please log to Workday to complete your onboarding tasks.

*All employees paid by Santa Clara University must have a valid Social Security Number.

  • Once you have completed the Onboarding Documents the Student Employment office will contact you to stop by the HR Office to complete the I-9 verification.


For additional information on student employment related guidelines and policies, please refer to the Student Employment Manual


Upcoming Payroll Dates and Deadlines

Student Employment Team
    Apply to On-Campus Student Jobs using Workday