The High Point University Student Employment program is designed for experiential learning that will inspire, mentor and coach students for professional expectations and career endeavors. Positions within Student Employment are considered on-campus jobs. All student employees will receive guidance, resources, and job skills they can apply towards their career after college life. We focus on responsibility, accountability, job etiquette, and many other aspects of employment. In order for the Student Employment program to be successful we encourage every HPU student to take advantage of this unique experience and become engaged. Most importantly we require student employees to:
Work Hard, Work Smart, HAVE FUN!
Whitney N. Neal
Student Employment Program Manager
Phone: (336) 841-9451
How many hours can I work each week?
First and foremost you, the student, have come to High Point University to excel in your academic studies and we want exactly that for you. Therefore students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. By limiting your hours to 20 per week, this allows you to ensure you are meeting your academic expectations and allows HPU to extend the opportunity to more students who want to participate in Student Employment. You may work in up to two (2) departments at any given time, however it is your responsibility to ensure you are not exceeding the “20 Hours per Week” rule.
Will I be compensated?
Absolutely! All student employees maintaining on-campus employment will be compensated for their hours worked. Students are paid on a biweekly basis. Each pay period will cover two weeks, beginning with a Monday and ending on a Sunday. Pay for the pay period is issued the following Friday. . In the event the pay day falls on a weekend or holiday, employees will be paid on the first proceeding workday. High Point University does not issue “live” checks. Therefore, all employee wages will be paid via direct deposit into his/her provided checking/savings account.
Is Student Employment flexible?
Student Employment as well as the department supervisors understand you are attending High Point University to receive the best education you can. We are committed to ensuring you are able to complete your academic mission here on campus. Our goal is for you to have an experiential learning opportunity from the Student Employment program and we will do everything possible to ensure you are able to accomplish this goal. Flexibility is key to reaching this goal. We simply ask that you keep your supervisor informed of your academic schedule so they can accommodate you to the best of their ability while maintaining their department staffing needs.
How do I apply for on-campus jobs?
Apply for a job is as easy as 1-2-3. When you become a student at High Point University you will gain access to our intranet site (Blackboard). All current and some upcoming job postings will be listed under the Student Employment Organization link. You simply follow the steps as stated below.
- Locate a job posting on Blackboard
- Apply & Interview
- Once selected, accept the job offer
- Complete the Employment Packet
- Schedule an I-9 Appointment
- Begin Working!
Is it easy to get an on-campus job?
Securing an on-campus job through Student Employment is as easy as you make it. We provide the resources and tools needed to locate and apply for a position. The interview process is up to you. We encourage every student interviewing for an on-campus job to take it serious. If interviewing via phone, maintain a friendly, confident, enthusiastic tone; if interviewing in person, dress appropriately. This may be your 1st job, therefore this could be your 1st lesson in employment. Apply for the jobs you are interested in, you are not limited to applying, only to accepting. You may work in a maximum of two (2) departments at any given time. If you need more information on the job posting contact the department supervisor listed on the job posting or the Office of Student Employment-we are always happy to assist.
What areas offer employment?
There is a need for student employment all over the High Point University campus. The faculty and staff are always looking to fill positions within office settings, classroom settings, recreation areas, student life, tutoring, admissions, etc. Throughout the year nearly 350 jobs need to be filled by students. 350 jobs may not sound like a lot considering the student body headcount, however, nearly 25% of the student body is employed on campus at any given time. Student employment is able to accomplish this by limiting work hours to 20 hours per week, and being flexible with student schedules. If there is an area that interest you there is more than likely a position needing to be filled. Don’t be afraid to be creative as well; if you see a need, speak with the department supervisor or dean. Sometimes it takes a visionary leader to help us recognize new and creative ways for service through Student Employment. For more details please contact the Officer of Student Employment at 336-841-9451.
To be eligible for employment, do I have to begin an on-campus job as a Freshman?
The answer is NO. You are not required to secure an on-campus job as a Freshman in order to be eligible to work with Student Employment at a later date. While it is true, several students accept jobs as a Freshman, it is not a requirement. All students have different needs, and therefore some students begin working their Sophomore year, others their Junior, and some even start as a Senior. We encourage all students to participate in this experiential learning experience. The job you hold on campus may not be the field of your dreams, however, you will receive advice, a job skill, etc. from your supervisor or peers that you will be able to apply to any career.
What forms are required in order to begin employment?
When you accept a job on campus at High Point University, you will be required to complete an Employment Packet. This packet contains Federal and NC State tax filing forms (W-4 & NC-4 or NC-EZ), Direct Deposit Agreement and Employment Verification Form I-9.
- Federal (IRS) Form W-4
The W-4 must be completed to assure High Point University, the employer, withholds the correct federal income tax from all employees regardless of status (faculty, staff or student employees)
- NC Sate Form NC-4 & NC-4EZ
North Carolina is not considered a reciprocal state, therefore wages earned in North Carolina must be taxed in North Carolina, this includes any non-resident wages earned in NC.
- Direct Deposit-
High Point University does not issue “live” checks. All employee wages will be paid via direct deposit into his/her provided checking/savings account.
- Employment Verification Form I-9
The Form I-9 (Employment Verification Form) determines your eligibility status to work in the United States. High Point University participates in E-Verify which is an internet based system used to determine eligibility for employment in the United States in real time. In order to complete the I-9 Process all employees regardless of status (faculty, staff, or student employees) are required to present acceptable, original, genuine, unexpired documents providing identity and employment authorization prior to beginning work on campus. For additional information regarding I-9 or a listing of acceptable documents please visit:
You may also contact the Office of Student Employment with any questions you may have.
Am I eligible for Federal Work Study?
Federal Work-study is a need-based program for which the student must qualify based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds are very limited and are targeted to our most needy students. If you were awarded Federal Work-study then it would be listed on your Award Letter sent to you from the Office of Student Financial Planning. If you have questions about your eligibility then you may contact the Office of Student Financial Planning or the Student Employment Coordinator.