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. Below are guidelines for you to follow regarding the process of finding jobs during your time as a student at Pepperdine.
If you would like to apply for positions on-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 do not have any work-study awards.
As a newly admitted student, you will gain access to our online job database, CareerSpace, during the week of NSO. 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 institutional 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. 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. This method of hire is available to all currently enrolled students regardless of their financial need. You can visit the CareerSpace Job Postings website staring NSO week to see what jobs are available through the departmental positions.