Let’s Get To Work!
Looking for a job on or around campus?
OU Works is for you.
At Oglethorpe, learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Did you know you could gain real-world experience without leaving campus? Campus jobs are not only convenient, they are flexible and fun– designed to help you put academics first. In fact, studies have shown that students who work on campus are likely to have higher GPAs than their non-working counterparts. As you are job-hunting, look for jobs that are in your area of academic interest, but all of the job types below can give you experience to add to your resume.
Student staff and interns are a vital part of our institutional success. Your help is wanted. Join us!
Academic for-credit internships
In this type of internship, you’ll pay tuition just as you would for any class, but you’ll earn academic credit through a combination of internship work hours and written assignments by your faculty advisor. Learn more about securing an internship.
Not-for-credit unpaid internships
With this type of internship you won’t pay tuition or earn academic credit, and you’ll generally work fewer hours per week than with a for-credit internship. These positions must meet federally approved criteria related to a specific career interest.
Federal Work Study (FWS) jobs
FWS positions are on-campus jobs funded partially by the federal government. Your eligibility is determined by information provided on the FAFSA and indicated in your financial aid award package. In these positions, you may work up to 20 hours per week. Past FWS positions have been with Athletic teams, the Philip Weltner library, and academic departments. Check your financial aid award and contact Enrollment Services in the HUB (garden level of Lupton Hall) for more information.
*Oglethorpe University also has a partnership with the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) in Atlanta for Oglethorpe students who are work study eligible and interested in working for the CDC.
Paid student jobs
Some departments on campus pay students to work in their office part-time. Opportunities change each semester, but in past years, Oglethorpe students have worked for Starbucks, the bookstore, Pegasus Creative, the Office of Development, and Office of Admission.
Part-time jobs in the local community
- For an academic, for-credit internship, please see our internship section.
- If you’re interested in babysitting or tutoring in the local community, contact Melodie Rodgers or Erin Sherrill.
- For flexible assignments in the hospitality, customer service and event marketing fields across Atlanta, including right here on campus in our Dining Hall, check out Shiftgig. Stop by the Career Development office for more information.
For all other jobs:
- Find a job listing in Handshake that interests you.
- Prepare a resume, cover letter, and any other application materials listed in the job listing. See our resume resources when drafting your resume!
- Apply for the job, following instructions in the job listing.
- If the hiring manager is interested in pursuing your application, you may be called for an interview. See our interview tips to help you prepare!
- The hiring manager will contact you to let you know if you’ve been selected for the job and will help you with the paperwork to “get hired”.
Any job you hold while you are a college student is training for your career and should be treated with the same amount of professionalism. All students working in any position will be evaluated twice per semester by their supervisor in the following categories:
- Work attitude
- Personal appearance
- Skills and abilities
- Work quality
Please remember that every job is important to for growth and preparation for your career and keep the following recommendations in mind with any job you secure:
- Be at work when scheduled. If unable to do so, notify supervisor as soon as possible, but no later than the scheduled start time.
- Limit personal calls and text messages. Remember that the office assigned must conduct business.
- Accessing personal e-mail and surfing the internet are not permitted without supervisor authorization.
- Ask for supervisor’s permission before doing homework.
- Dress appropriate to the position assigned.
- You may have access to personal or confidential information on other students or employees. Be responsible with this information.
Approach the job with a willing spirit. Realize that every experience encountered at Oglethorpe University is a potential learning opportunity.