Welcome from the Office of Life Planning. We are pleased to offer you services and resources to help with any of your employment needs. Through the dedicated efforts of the Office of Life Planning staff and the positive reputation of Westmont students as employees, a wide variety of part time job opportunities are available both on and off campus through our office.
Q: How and where can I find a job?
A: All Westmont students have access to WestmontLink, our free online job site. Through this site you will have access to all on- and off-campus job listings, announcements related to visiting recruiters, and more. Go to http://www.westmont.edu/ findajob to register. Once your registration is approved, you will use your Westmont email username and password to log in.
Westmont supervisors post jobs several weeks prior to your arrival and new positions are added daily at the beginning of each semester. You are strongly encouraged to check the online postings regularly and apply promptly since on-campus positions are filled very quickly. Do not hesitate to follow up with a supervisor soon after applying as supervisors are often busy preparing for the start of the school year.
All job listings, both on-and off-campus, can be found under the tab Jobs and Internships and are called WestmontLink Jobs and Internships. Most positions will require you to have a resume on file in your account in order to apply. If you do not have a resume to upload, you can create one easily using Resume Builder (under Documents tab on Home Page).
Off campus jobs include ongoing and temporary listings for childcare, gardening, office work, tutoring, and other miscellaneous indoor and outdoor work. You will need to make the appropriate arrangements regarding transportation to these positions. The Westmont shuttle and Dial-a-Ride services can be utilized as a resource, and some employers are willing to pick up students on-campus.
Q: How many hours should I work?
A: We recommend that students limit their work week to 6-10 hours per week when classes are in session. As a new student we suggest that you pay particular attention to this advice as you adjust to college life and to your class load.
Q: What is work-study?
A: Federal Work-Study is a form of financial aid, which is awarded to students based on financial need. These funds are available to the student through the wages they earn working in certain positions on and off campus. Your financial aid packet informs you as to whether or not you have been awarded federal work-study funds. Some on-campus jobs, such as jobs related to chapel and fundraising, are exempt from hiring work-study students. When applying for a job make sure the hiring supervisor knows you have received a work-study award. (Please note that if you are a work-study student, you must indicate your status in the Applicant Type field of your Profile on WestmontLink. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to view the jobs available to you.)
There are also off campus work-study opportunities available. Most off-campus jobs require a car, as they are a distance from the college. However, there are some jobs within walking distance or accessible using Westmont’s shuttle or Dial-a-Ride service. These off-campus work-study jobs are posted on WestmontLink and will be listed under the position type “Off-Campus Work-Study”.
If you are hired for an off-campus work-study position, you must make an appointment with the Student and Alumni Employment Coordinator to fill out the appropriate paperwork.
Lori Ann Banez, Student and Alumni Employment Coordinator 805-565-6263, email@example.com
While we make every effort to help you find a job on-campus, it is imperative that you be proactive in your job search, acting quickly to obtain a position. If you have trouble finding a job despite a concentrated effort, contact the Office of Life Planning.
Q: What documentation must I supply to get a job at Westmont?
A: According to Federal Law all employees, whether on- or off-campus, work-study or non-work-study, are required to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
To provide proof of your identity and your right to work in the United States, please bring a single document from List A or one document each from List B and List C of the List of Acceptable Documents, which can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i- 9.pdf.
If you fail to bring the original documents necessary to complete your I-9 Verification, you will not be allowed to begin working, and risk losing a job you may have been selected for. A supervisor will not hold a job for you if you do not have your original documents with you on-campus.
If you have further questions, visit our website at www.westmont.edu/olp.
Documents Required to Begin Employment at Westmont
List A* (bring one item)
Documents that establish identity and employment eligibility:
- United States Passport (or U.S. Passport Card)
- Foreign Passport with attached employment authorization (I-551 stamp)
- Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
List B* (bring one)
- State issued driver’s license
- State issued ID card
- School ID with photograph
List C* (bring one)
- Original Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate (Form FS-545)
- U.S. Citizen I.D. Card (INS Form I-197)
*Visit www.uscis.gov and select I-9 form for a more extensive list of accepted forms of identification.