Learn Here, Work Here, Graduate Here
Each year Purdue University North Central students work in many different departments all across our campus. Students work in a variety of roles including information technology, research, campus communications, office administration and more. They act as a integral part of making the university run smoothly, while gaining skills that will help them in their future professional positions.
How to Find Employment On Campus
- Students who wish to work on campus must complete an online Application for On Campus Student Employment.
- Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS) are responsible for accepting their Work Study award in the Self Service Student Banner account.
- All On Campus Student Employment opportunities, including FWS, are posted on the campus job board, CareerTrax.
How to Access CareerTrax:
- Student Users: Enter your PUID as your user name, and enter your password. If you forgotten your password, please click, FORGOT PASSWORD.
- New Student Users: Please enter your PUID as your user ID and click FORGOT PASSWORD, to get a unique password emailed to you. You will need to change your password once you have successfully logged in the MY PROFILE section.
- Registered Alumni Users: Effective August 1, 2014, if you have not accessed your account before January 1,2013, your account may be in “inactive status.” Please complete this brief form so we may re-active your account.
- Students should submit a resume for immediate consideration for any On Campus Student Employment opportunity for which they qualify.
Students are encouraged to follow up on all online resume submissions with the Hiring Supervisor, listed in the job posting to express their interest in the open position.
The Hiring Supervisor may want to interview you, so be prepared!
Once the offer of employment has been made, your Supervisor will schedule you to meet with University Human Resources to complete your On Campus Student Employment paperwork and onboarding.
Your Supervisor will provide an additional Department specific training to familiarize you with Department and University policies and procedures.
Types of Employment On Campus
Federal Work Study (FWS)
The FWS program is a type of financial aid that provides the opportunity to earn money toward the cost of school by working on campus. Students must indicate on their FASFA that they are interested in FWS, and if they are awarded a FWS package, they must accept that award through Banner Self Service. Most FWS positions are on campus, however, some positions may be located off campus with a community based partner or non-profit and/or public agency.
On campus employment that is funded through university departments. Student employment is on campus only.
This type of work is done on a short-term, as needed basis for a variety of positions and occurrences. This work may or may not relate to your major.
Similar to an internship or an undergraduate research project, this is work that a department asks you to do in relation to your major or past experience.
Graduate Aid Positions
To be eligible to hold a graduate aid position during any semester, you must be enrolled as a graduate student in a degree seeking or teacher licensure program and be registered for at least 3 credit hours during the entire length of the position. To obtain a graduate aide position, inquire within your academic department.
On Campus Student Employment Eligibility Requirements
Type of Employment
Allowable Work Hours
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||Hours worked per week are based on award amount, hourly rate of pay and number of weeks to be worked during semester. Please see FWS Calculatorfor more info.Students cannot exceed 29 hours a week, or 8 hours per day.||
|Student Employment (non-FWS)||20 hours per week or less||
|Temporary Employment/Project Work/Internship||Hours of work may vary based on the length of project or temporary assignment. Hours worked toward an internship for academic credit is determined by the faculty advisor.||
|Graduate Aid||Based on Capacity Utilization Level (CUL) and if the appointment is for the Academic Year or Fiscal Year.||
|International Students||F-1 students are eligible to work on campus no more than 20 hours per week during the academic semester. During semester break and summer they may work full time.||