Student Employment (SE), located in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships, coordinates all on-campus student employment processes for Vanderbilt University and all Medical Departments.
There are two employment programs through which students may work at Vanderbilt:
- Federal Work Study (FWS) and the
- Vanderbilt Institutional Employment (IE) Program.
Only those students whose financial aid award packages include a Federal Work Study award are eligible for FWS employment. There are many student jobs available on campus through the IE Program for those students who are not eligible for FWS, which include undergraduate students who have an Academic Year Earnings Expectations listed on the Award Notification Letter.
Student Employment does not assign FWS positions. Students may initiate the job search by logging onto the online job bank, HireADore. Position postings for both FWS and IE may be found there. Access to the Job Listings link is located under the For Students menu above.
Student Employment also provides assistance to University/Medical departments who hire students. Students may be employed through FWS or through the IE program. Students are employed in many departments on the Vanderbilt University campus and the VU Medical Center. Part-time jobs help students meet a portion of their educational expenses while learning job skills and obtaining valuable work experience.
SE also coordinates part-time off-campus employment opportunities for current Vanderbilt students through the HireADore program. It is a free service to all employers who wish to list on-campus and off-campus opportunities as well as to VU students seeking employment.
Student's Work Week
Undergraduate and all international students may not work more than 20 hours per week, inclusive of all positions, while school is in session. Students may work up to 40 hours per week over holiday and summer breaks.
Graduate/ Professional students may not work more than 29.5 hours per week, inclusive of all positions, while school is in session. Academic programs may have additional restrictions on maximum number of hours worked weekly. Students may work up to 40 hours per week over holiday and summer breaks.