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Preparation for Student Employment

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You can earn extra income and enjoy meaningful work experiences at Pepperdine University through job opportunities on and off campus. To begin your journey, see the guidelines and tips below to help you prepare for and then find employment as a student employee of the university.

Before You Arrive at Pepperdine: How to Prepare

To apply for positions on or off campus at Pepperdine, you will need the following:


  • Share your professional work experience

  • Industry-specific format

  • Need help? Visit the Seaver College Career Services website for ideas to consider when writing.

Cover Letter

I-9 Acceptable Documents

  • Identification documentation for employment verification
  • Documents must be original and unexpired

  • Photocopies are not accepted
  • List of acceptable documents

Once You Are at Pepperdine

During New Student Orientation (NSO), the Student Employment Office will hold various workshops where you can learn more about on and off campus job opportunities. 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, Handshake, during the week of NSO. For graduate students, please contact the Student Employment Office for a current list of job postings and offered services. You may begin applying for jobs on-campus and off-campus as early as NSO week.

Understanding Financial Aid Awards for Employment