The goal of the Student Employment Office is to provide a centralized source of employment information and opportunities for Grand Valley State University students. We are providing an opportunity for practical work experience as a means of financial assistance while at Grand Valley. The Student Employment Office provides an online resource, LakerJobs, so students can search for different employment opportunities, both on campus and off campus.
There are over 3,500 student employees that work over the course of the academic year. Most students work consistently over the course of the year and average fifteen hours a week. Students work on and off-campus, and are either hired as Federal Work Study or as Non-Work Study.
Student employees work in a wide array of departments and locations. It is recommended that students seek out employment opportunities on-campus first as the on-campus department supervisors will understand that they are students first and are more likely to work around the student's class schedule.
The Student Employment Office is a referral service. We do not place students in jobs. We make every effort to make job postings available for both on-campus and off-campus positions for students to have the opportunity to work. However, the student must still take the initiative to search, apply, and interview for job postings.