Congratulations on your acceptance to Pepperdine University! Many of you may be interested in ways to earn extra-income and meaningful work experience by finding job opportunities on-campus and off-campus at Pepperdine. To begin your journey, see the guidelines and tips below that will help prepare you for finding student employment positions during your time at Pepperdine.
If you would like to apply for positions on and off-campus at Pepperdine, please be prepared to bring the following items:
During New Student Orientation (NSO), the Student Employment Office will have various workshops where you can learn more about different job opportunities that are on-campus and off-campus. Our office works with students who have Federal Work-Study awards, Pepperdine Work Program awards, and students who would like to work even if they are not awarded work-study funds.
As a newly admitted student to Seaver College, you will gain access to our online job database, CareerSpace, during the week of NSO. For graduate students, please contact the Student Employment office for a current list of job postings and offered services. During your time as a student, CareerSpace will serve as You can begin applying for jobs on-campus and off-campus as early as NSO week.
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid program offered to students who demonstrate a financial need. The Pepperdine Work Program (PWP) is an institutionally-funded work program generally offered to students who demonstrate a financial need. Both of these types of financial assistance awards are determined by the Financial Assistance Office. To qualify for FWS, you must apply for Financial Aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be offered FWS or PWP as part of your Financial Assistance Award.
NOTE: Students who have applied for Financial Aid and were not awarded Federal Work-Study may submit the Federal Work-Study Wait List Form and will be awarded if funds remain and the eligibility criteria are met.
For those with no work-study awards, students may be hired directly by using the department's student salary budget. Departmental positions are available to all currently enrolled students regardless of their financial need. You can visit the CareerSpace Job Postings website starting NSO week to see what departmentally funded positions are available.