Student Employees

Find information, support, and resources for Student Employees. For more information, contact studentemployment@arcadia.edu.

Undergraduate Student Employment 

Read an overview of the Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) undergraduate student employment program. Access the ASAP Canvas page here. 

Students can apply for on-campus jobs on Handshake.

  • What is ASAP?
    Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) student employment program is designed to enhance Arcadia undergraduates’ campus employment experience and transform students into career-ready professionals. This high-impact program cultivates a supportive supervisor-student relationship and facilitates learning and reflection among each student’s campus job, coursework, and long-term career goals.
  • Career Development Conversations
    To maximize learning and facilitate reflection, you will participate in a brief, structured career development conversations with your supervisor or mentor. The following three critical questions will guide the conversation.
    1. What skills and knowledge are you (student employee) developing in your campus job that can strengthen your academic experience?
    2. What are some things you’re learning in class that can help you at work?
    3. What’s one thing you’ve learned so far through your campus employment that you think will be useful in your future career?
  • Training via Canvas
    Online resources and training modules will guide you throughout your ASAP Experience. Additionally, the OCE staff supports students who are participating in the ASAP program.
  • Becoming a Career Ready Professional
    Your participation in ASAP will help you to identify and articulate your career readiness skills. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines these skills as essential to building career readiness.
    • Critical Thinking
    • Oral & Written Communication
    • Professionalism & Work Ethic
    • Teamwork
    • Digital Technology
    • Leadership
    • Career & Self Development
    • Equity & Inclusion
    Additionally, student employees will practice professional skills by creating resumes, applying for campus jobs in Handshake, honing their interview skills, and advancing their professional acumen. Student employees will also learn how to utilize Handshake to secure future internships and post-graduate positions.

Graduate Student Employment

Graduate students are eligible to apply for the following student employment roles. Contact studentemployment@arcadia.edu for additional information about position availability and how to apply.

  • Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs)
    GSAs engage in work that is not research or teaching assistance. This may involve providing routine support to a department, program, or function, such as clerical, administrative, customer service, events, technical support, and project-oriented support.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs)
    TAs have teaching responsibility as their primary duty. Duties include assisting a faculty member in grading undergraduate homework and quizzes, providing in-person or email support to assist with student inquiries, supporting and sometimes leading instruction in the classroom or laboratory, preparing apparatus or material for demonstrations, posting web-based materials, conducting tutorials and discussion sections, and supporting students working on projects. TAs may also help develop, update and gather teaching material to support the development of the course curriculum. Administrative responsibilities should be a limited part of this role. Teaching assistantships provide experience in their field of study for graduate students.
  • Graduate Research Assistants (RAs)
    RAs perform research related to their degree program under the guidance and oversight direction of a faculty member or an authorized principal investigator. Their primary duty is to contribute to a program of departmental or interdepartmental research and support the main researchers in performing different tasks that support research activities. These tasks vary based on research conducted and the field but may include assisting faculty members in research and creative activities, developing work plans in accordance with research objectives, assisting in the collection of data, assisting in specialized technical or editorial duties connected to research and creative activities, preparing research reports, and supervising an undergraduate student in research. Administrative responsibilities should be a limited part of this role. Research assistantships provide experience in their field of study for graduate students.

Information for Supervisors

Read an overview of how supervisors play an integral role in the Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) undergraduate student employment program. Access the ASAP Canvas page here.

  • What is ASAP?
    Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) student employment program is designed to enhance Arcadia undergraduates’ campus employment experience and transform students into career-ready professionals. This high-impact program cultivates a supportive supervisor-student relationship and facilitates learning and reflection among each student’s campus job, coursework, and long-term career goals.
  • Career Development Conversations
    To maximize learning and facilitate reflection, campus supervisors are expected to conduct one brief, structured career development conversation with student employees each semester. The following three critical questions will guide the conversation.
    1. What skills and knowledge are you (student employee) developing in your campus job that can strengthen your academic experience?
    2. What are some things you’re learning in class that can help you at work?
    3. What’s one thing you’ve learned so far through your campus employment that you think will be useful in your future career?
  • Supervisor Training via Canvas
    Online training modules via Canvas provide supervisors with helpful information on ASAP, including expectations for ASAP, guidelines on posting jobs and interviewing student employees, email templates, tips on conducting successful conversations, and more. The Associate Director of Student Employment provides support to supervisors throughout the program. Campus job descriptions should include the career readiness skills that student employees will acquire and sharpen on the jobs. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines these skills as essential to building career readiness:
    • Critical Thinking
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Technology
    • Leadership
    • Professionalism
    • Career & Self – Development
    • Equity & Inclusion
    Additionally, student employees will develop career planning skills by creating resumes, applying for campus jobs in Handshake, honing their interview skills, and advancing their professional acumen.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I was recently hired and told I need to complete paperwork. How do I do that?
    Complete the Student Employment – New Hire Form. This is completed anytime any student has a new position. This will let Student Employment know you have a new position and need to kick off the onboarding process.
  • How do I apply to work for campus?
    Email StudentEmployment@arcadia.edu so your eligibility can be reviewed.
  • I was told I’ll need to bring identification if this is my first time working on campus?
    Correct! To complete new hire onboarding you’ll be contacted by our office to see your original documents such as your passport OR a combination of approved I-9 documents. Newly hired students will be sent detailed instructions after completing the Student Employment – New Hire Form.

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