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Student Employment

Most Whitworth students are eligible to apply for on- or off-campus jobs. Working in college can help students pay for college expenses, gain work experience, learn job-search and time-management skills, and network within the Whitworth and Spokane communities.

Students who complete the FAFSA may be eligible for state or federal work study. While eligibility for work study is not a requirement to search for employment, some positions may require that a student have eligibility in one of these programs.

Students can begin searching for jobs before they arrive to campus via Handshake. Incoming students will receive an email with more detailed information about Handshake in mid-to-late summer. Students should be sure to bring an up-to-date résumé with them. While most jobs are available in the fall, there are positions available year-round.

Federal Work Study

If students are offered federal work study as part of their financial aid offer, they may apply for ON-campus positions that require federal work-study eligibility. Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA.

Learn more about federal work study

State Work Study

If students are offered state work study as part of their financial aid offer, they may apply for OFF-campus positions that require state work-study eligibility. Students eligible for this program must be Washington state residents, must NOT be majoring or minoring in theology or pursuing a Certificate of Ministry, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA.

Learn more about state work study

Non-Work Study

Students NOT offered work study can still apply for both on- and off-campus jobs, as long as the positions don’t require work-study eligibility. 

Go to job-search database – Handshake