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Part-Time Campus Jobs & Work Study

Student Employment Pays

Student Employment can help you find on and off campus part-time jobs, an excellent way to gain work experience and earn money for college expenses.

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After two years in the LEAP program working in an ODU lab, Amanda was awarded a prestigious Ernest Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The award provides a generous two year stipend and a paid summer internship at a NOAA laboratory.

- Amanda Tumminelli, Ocean and Earth Sciences

Programs

Have a Federal Work Study Award?

Federal Work Study provides funds for part-time employment to help eligible students finance the costs of postsecondary education. All available FWS positions are posted in ODU CareerLink.

FWS funds are not automatically applied to your student account. Funds must be earned through employment in an eligible FWS position within the university.

A current FWS Award offer is required to apply for all FWS positions.

The Career Management Center partners with all campus departments with allotted FWS positions. Each available position is posted in ODU CareerLink and students are hired directly by the worksite. To find available positions, please log into CareerLink and search for FWS positions.

The STAT program is an on-campus temporary employment service providing short-term work assignments in various ODU departments. STAT offers a variety of work experiences and flexibility to meet diverse schedules and needs.

America Reads and America Counts are federally sponsored programs that provide tutors in local elementary schools. Become a role model and develop the future by helping school children with reading and math skills.

Community Service Internships allow you to work in the community at selected non-profit organizations or government agencies while earning your work study award. Placements are limited and must be coordinated and pre-approved by the Career Management Center.


How do I know if I am eligible for FWS?

Check your award notification from Financial Aid. Eligible students who filed a FAFSA form for financial aid are given FWS amount to accept or decline from the Old Dominion University Office of Financial Aid.

How do I accept my FWS award?

Once in the LEO Online Financial Aid review screen, choose accept (or decline) for the FWS offer. Once accepted, FWS awards must be earned and eligibility must be maintained; FWS awards are not automatically applied to your student account.

I have accepted a FWS award, what do I do now?

Once you have accepted a FWS award you can search for a position that will allow you to earn your award:

  1. Log into CareerLink
  2. From the "Jobs" tab and select "ODU CareerLink Jobs"
  3. In the "Position Type" Drop down menu, select "Federal Work Study (FWS)"
  4. Click Search

All available positions are posted and new positions are added regularly. If you do not find a suitable position, please save a job Search Agent to receive an automated job update:

  • Select the "Advanced Search" tab to save, name, and submit your search
  • Schedule your search from the "Search Agent's" tab
What forms do I need once I am hired?

Complete the Pre-Employment Application Package. You will need to print these forms and bring them along with your valid picture ID and original Social Security Card in person to an LEAP/FWS Information Session available three times during your Preview date (3:30 & 4:30pm) and on the last Friday of the month (12:30 - 1:30pm).

Filling out this paperwork does not guarantee a job, it does help expedite the process and save valuable time.

Do I need to attend an information session?

Information Sessions are scheduled on an as needed basis. Please check the CMC calendar to see when the next "FWS Information Session" or "Last Friday" Session is offered:

Have more questions?

Check out the full Student Employment FAQ or contact employers@odu.edu!

Check out our full Student Employment FAQ or email employers@odu.edu.


Have a LEAP Award?

The Learn and Earn Advantage Program is an on-campus work program that allows eligible 1st year undergraduate students the opportunity to earn money and gain valuable job-related skills during Fall and Spring semesters.

LEAP jobs average 10-15 hours per week and categories include ODU Support Services, Academic Assistant, Event Assistant, and Office Assistant.

Requirements for the LEAP program:

  • Enrollment in UNIV 130 Workplace Readiness course in the first semester of the LEAP program
  • Must remain in good academic standing and receive positive job evaluations from their immediate LEAP supervisors each semester

LEAP II is an continuation of LEAP into the sophomore year for a limited number of successful LEAP participants.

LEAP 2 offers second year undergraduate students (true sophomore) an opportunity to receive pre-internship work experience. Jobs are related to your field of interest with hands on guidance from on campus supervisors. Students must have successfully completed the LEAP Program for freshmen and maintain a GPA higher than 2.3.


How do I know if I am eligible for LEAP?

Check your award notification from Financial Aid. Eligible 1st year undergraduate students who filed a FAFSA form for financial aid would have been given an LEAP amount to accept or decline from the Old Dominion University Office of Financial Aid.

How do I accept my LEAP award?

Once in the LEO Online Financial Aid review screen, choose accept (or decline) the LEAP offer. Once accepted, LEAP awards must be earned and eligibility must be maintained; LEAP awards are not automatically applied to your student account.

I have accepted a LEAP award, what do I do now?

Once you have accepted a LEAP award from Financial Aid, complete the Pre-Employment Application Package. You will need to print these forms and bring them along with your valid picture ID and original Social Security Card in person to an LEAP/FWS Information Session to complete the application process.

Information Sessions are available at three times during your Preview date (3:30 & 4:30pm) and on the last Friday of the month (12:30 - 1:30pm).

What forms do I need?

Complete the Pre-Employment Application Package. You will need to print these forms and bring them along with your valid picture ID and original Social Security Card in person to an LEAP/FWS Information Session available three times during your Preview date (3:30 & 4:30pm) and on the last Friday of the month (12:30 - 1:30pm).

Filling out this paperwork does not guarantee a job, it does help expedite the process and save valuable time.

Do I need to attend an Information Session?

Bring your completed Pre-Employment Application Package along with your valid picture ID and original Social Security Card in person to an LEAP/FWS Information Session available three times during your Preview date (3:30 & 4:30pm) and on the last Friday of the month (12:30 - 1:30pm) or visit the Career Management Center Student Employment Coordinator in 2202 Webb University Center, North.

I have a LEAP award; does this mean I have a guaranteed job?

A LEAP award does not guarantee employment. Like any other job, LEAP is a competitive hiring process and applicants may be asked to interview with potential on-campus employers. Specific jobs are reserved only for LEAP students and students that apply early often get hired. There are a limited amount of LEAP opportunities each semester, so apply early.


Looking for other employment opportunities on campus?

There are more than 100 offices and departments on campus that hire FWS students. Each position is different and can range depending on the office.

The Career Management Center works with hundreds of off-campus employers every semester to develop part-time jobs. These Jobs are posted directly by the employer in CareerLink.


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