On-Campus Student Employment


To view and apply to on-campus jobs, visit the JJC employment page at http://employment.jjc.edu.                                   

Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Student employment supports Joliet Junior College's academic mission and is designed to integrate and develop the educational and career goals of participating students. The student employment program provides valuable work experience and develops transferable skills that can be utilized in your career long after graduation.

Student Employment Eligibility

  • Must be a current JJC student.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress (minimum 2.0 GPA, not on academic probation)
  • May not work as a part-time JJC employee and a student worker at the same time.
  • Student employees may have more than one on-campus position, but cannot work more than a total of 20 hours per week.

Benefits of Student Employment

  • Connection to full-time staff interested in your success as a student. 
  • Employers tend to be more flexible with your hours and understand that being a student comes first. 
  • Gain experience in a variety of areas, possibly within your major. 
  • Develop professional relationships that can lead to letters of support/recommendation. 
  • Get to know other students. 
  • Earn money to help pay your expenses!

Federal Work Study (FWS)

The federal work-study (FWS) program provides the opportunity for students who demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA to seek part-time student employee positions through Joliet Junior College. Federal work-study students who are hired by departments are paid through the college with federal funds every two weeks. The work-study award may appear on a students' financial aid award letter if they indicated interest when filling out the FAFSA.

The Financial Aid Office determines who is eligible for FWS . If the award does not appear on your award letter, contact the Financial Aid Office to ask if you may be eligible for this program.  Students who are not eligible for federal work-study may also work as student employees and are paid with college funds.

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

Some student employment positions may require a resume and cover letter.  Visit our Resume and Cover Letter Writing page for assistance creating or updating these documents.

Interview Tips

An on-campus interview should be taken just as seriously as any other interview. Make sure you are prepared by following these interview tips:

  • Familiarize yourself with the mission, values and services of the office or department. Visit the office or department’s website to get this valuable information.
  • Dress for success! An on-campus interview is a real interview - first impressions matter. Review our attire tips for men and women before your interview.
  • Find out the exact location of the interview and arrive at least 10-15 minutes early.
  • Turn OFF your cellphone
  • Listen carefully to questions. Ask for clarification if needed. Click here for questions you may be asked during the interview.
  • Show interest in the position through your eye contact, posture, and attentiveness.
  •  Ask thoughtful questions during or after the interview. Have at least 5 prepared. Click HERE for question you can ask.
  • Send a Thank You Note to the person who interviewed you within 24 hours.
  • PRACTICE! Schedule a mock interview with a Career Services staff member prior to your interview to ensure you are prepared.

For more information, visit our Interviewing Tips page. Email careers@jjc.edu to schedule your appointment.

New Student Employees:

Need help completing your new hire paperwork? Watch these videos to learn:

JJC Faculty and Staff Resources:

Student Employment Posting and Hiring Information can be found on Student Employment Portal.