The Student Employment Office at Pepperdine University strives to facilitate opportunities for students to gain employment, work experience, and professional skills through both on- and off-campus employment experience. Many of you may be interested in finding out how Pepperdine University supports you in finding ways to earn extra income and gain meaningful work experience during your time in school if this is where you choose to make your home.
More than 2,000 students work on campus each year through a variety of work programs:
- Federal Work-Study/ Pepperdine Work Program
- Community Service
- On-campus Departmental
- Off campus
Positions are accessed through an online-job platform known as Handshake where students can view current job postings and internship opportunities.
Opportunities to Gain Experience at Pepperdine
At the beginning of each academic year, some students who demonstrate financial need will be awarded with Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) or Pepperdine Work Program (PWP) funds as a part of their financial aid package. Through the Federal Work-Study Program or Pepperdine Work Program, the student may earn up to the amount of his/her award by working for an on-campus FWS/PWP job or an approved off-campus community service partner.
For those with no work-study awards, there are numerous on-campus departmental and off-campus positions available for students. Those without an award have as many opportunities to find positions fitting their interests as do those awarded with FWS or PWP.
To begin your journey, view the various opportunities offered by Pepperdine to earn extra income and meaningful work experiences: