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Congratulations on choosing to positively impact a student! While the primary motivator for your student to find a job could be financial reasons, as a supervisor you will be making a huge impact in their educational achievement. Most students spend 12-15 hours a week with all of their professors combined, and they spend that same amount of time with you in their job! With that in perspective, hiring a student worker also means that you have the opportunity to actively prepare and develop that student for their future career.
Equal Opportunity Employment
All on-campus departments can post positions for Grand Valley students (undergraduates and graduates) within Student Employment's Handshake system.
Departments are strongly encouraged to post their positions through Handshake. According to the policies set forth by the Grand Valley Board of Trustees, all personnel are responsible for "the enthusiastic application of all laws and regulations concerning fair employment practices, equal opportunity, etc., to all matters with respect to recruitment, appointment, assignment, and promotion of university's personnel. Matters of affirmative action are outlined in the "Affirmative Action Program" maintained in the affirmative action office." You can view additional policies approved by the University's Board of Trustees and President's Cabinet at www.gvsu.edu/policies.
In order to be in compliance with the Grand Valley policy and Federal law, all students must receive fair employment practices and opportunity in regards to recruitment, appointment, and assignment which can occur if all open positions for student employees are posted through Handshake.
Options and advantages
What is the difference between "Federal Work Study" and "Non-Work Study"? Nothing different from the applicant pool, but a difference to your budget.
Policies and Standard Practices
Policies and Standard Practices for International Students