University of Vermont

Student Employment Office


Recruiting & Hiring Student Employees

The majority of students look for jobs in the beginning of the fall semester. There are always students who are changing positions, looking for a second job, or waiting until the spring semester to work. All positions are posted in Students Work Job Board. Students are encouraged to look for positions in this online job board, and then contact the supervisor for an interview.

Organizations frequently post flyers around campus and use the Job Board to find student employee. Eligible students, whether they view the positions on the web, hear about it from friends, or see your posters around campus, will contact you directly to obtain information and/or to set up an interview with your organization.

How do I choose a student?

As a supervisor your goal should be to hire the best qualified applicants. We recommend that you manage the selection process as you would any other hire in your department/agency.

You may choose to use an application form to help with the process. You may conduct job interviews and base your selection on the qualifications presented. In addition to finding better candidates, expecting students to apply and compete for positions has the advantage of teaching students valuable job search skills.

Students should arrive at the job interview prepared to answer questions pertinent to the position and s/he should bring her/his schedule showing commitments and available work hours. At the interview, you should provide applicants with a job description and as much position information as possible. Remember, to emphasize to the student that they MAY NOT STUDY ON THE JOB.

You've found your person, how do you hire?

Step 1: Make sure the student is found in the Students Work Job Board. If you hire a student NOT found in the database, you have NOT hired the student as a UVM Federal Work Study employee. Therefore, your agency/department will be required to pay the student out of your own agency's/department's budget.

Step 2: Once you and the student have agreed to work together, be sure to complete the placement process "Request the Hire". Based on the wage range, you will assign an hourly rate when hiring a student. The minimum wage in Vermont is $8.73 per hour and the maximum is $20.00 per hour starting effectively January 1, 2014. Most students choose to work between 5-7 hours per week.

Step 3: Make sure your student employee has completed all necessary UVM Human Resources paperwork including but not limited to the I-9 Employment Eligibilty Verification form.

Step 4: With UVM's state of the art Job Board, once a placement match has been approved, the student's employee profile will be automatically created within PeopleSoft.

Last modified February 20 2015 03:51 PM