Working while attending college is a great way to get involved and make new friends, and students who work on campus make valuable connections with other students, staff, and faculty within the St. Kate’s community. Flexible scheduling works around your courses, athletic events or other campus activities, and getting to and from work couldn’t be more convenient.


Why work on campus?

Students who work on campus are except from FICA tax, so you also earn 7.65 percent more each pay period than if you work off campus. Research also shows that students who work on campus do better academically and have higher graduation rates.


What jobs are available?

Jobs are available in a variety of areas, including:

  • Admission ambassadors

  • Office assistants

  • Meeting and event staff

  • Library assistants

  • Tutors

  • Lifeguards

  • Dining services staff


How do I find a job?

All students are encouraged to apply for student employment, however applicants who have been awarded work study funding as part of their financial aid package receive priority consideration. Those who have work study built into their financial aid packages must still apply for and receive employment in order to earn the funds allotted.

The First-Year Job Placement Program offers students the opportunity to be placed in a position after completing the application included in the financial aid award packet. Once on campus, students can search for jobs via Katie Career/Handshake.

How much can I earn?

The basic wage for first-year positions is $12.25 per hour, and the amount earned depends on the hours worked. Student workers at St. Kate’s can typically earn about $2,750 per year (St. Catherine University Office of Financial Aid).

For more information, call 651.690.8685 or email studentemployment@stkate.edu.