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Student Employment

The Student Employment Office of Pepperdine University exists to serve both students and supervisors in the on-campus and off-campus employment process. This high-impact, cocurricular activity serves as an integral part of the total education experience. Student jobs provide opportunities for students to build essential communication skills and the hard skills necessary to be successful in today's workplace. Through these unique learning experiences, students are supported as they seek to explore and affirm their future career choice. The hard skills gained will improve student marketability for future employment, as well as prepare them for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. 

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Student Employment Office  

Waves in the Workplace

Every year more than two thousand students across all five Southern California campuses engage in some form of student job support. The Student Employment Office serves as a foundation of support for these students as they take on the challenge of balancing academics, employment, and life at Pepperdine. Read on to find out more about our office and why you should consider student employment.

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Fast Facts

Facts about the Student Employment Office.

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Why be a student employee?

Reasons to consider student employment.

Who We Serve

The Student Employment Office (SEO) works with the faculty and staff of all University departments and the local community to provide part-time employment opportunities for students. We also work with the Federal Work Study Program and the Pepperdine Work Program University-wide to support more students as they seek jobs while pursuing their individual degrees.

Inspiration Spot

Student employment is an opportunity for students to gain real-life work experience and develop themselves as professionals. They get both an opportunity to discover their passions, and the chance to make a difference through their roles. Check out the stories of a few of our 2022–2023 Student Employee of the Year Nominees!