Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a job on campus?
Click on the Handshake Logo on the Career Services Website at http://www.ltu.edu/career_services/index.asp. Keyword search under the 'Employer' tab 'Lawrence Technological University Student Employment'. Select the appropriate employer listed, and click "apply" at the top right hand corner of your page. Please be advised to inquire at professional intervals.
What do I need to apply for an on campus job?
Resumes are required for most on campus employment applications. Upload your most recent resume into your documents section of Handshake every semester. If you need resume assistance please contact the Office of Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-204-3140. Walk in resume critiques are conducted every Friday from 10am-11:30am. This service is on an first come first serve basis.
Am I eligible to work on campus?
Student employment is available to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in classes at LTU. To be eligible for on-campus employment all the following conditions must be met:
a. Be a matriculated student at the University.
b. Enrolled in minimum of 6 semester hours in an undergraduate program or 4 semester hours in a graduate program (Continuing Education credits are not counted toward semester hour requirements) and maintain good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
c. Pursuing a degree or certificate.
d. Possess a valid social security number or be eligible to apply for a SSN.
e. Verify employment eligibility by completing an I-9 Form and submitting appropriate documentation to the hiring department supervisor.
f. Not on probation or suspension as a result of a disciplinary hearing.
How many hours can I work?
In the Fall and Spring semesters, students are permitted to work up to a total average of twenty hours per week. However, during breaks and summer (if the student is enrolled for 3 credits or less), students are permitted to work up to forty hours per week. Students are not allowed to work more than 40 hours per week. Hours permitted is also based on department funding.
What documentation do I need to be hired?
- Driver's License & Social Security Card (U.S. Citizen's)
- Voided Check
- International Students
- Current Passport
- Current Visa
- Social Security Card
Once I am hired, what documentation must be completed?
- Student Employment Handbook
- Application for Employment
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Federal (Form W-4(2013))
- State of MI (Form W-4)
- Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
- Payroll Direct Deposit (FA-1012)
- Non U.S. Citizen Employee Tax Assessment (International Students Only)
Can I work during the summer?
Students not registered for summer classes (and students registered for 3 credits or less) may work up to 40 hrs/week during the summer term if they are registered for fall classes. Students who are taking more than 3 credits during summer term are subject to the 20 hour per week maximum imposed during the standard academic year.
What if I can't find a job?
On Campus employment is very competitive as there are limited positions available. To increase your opportunity to find an on campus job explore Handshake, discuss with faculty, staff and administrators on campus. There may be opportunities available for event by event basis.
What do I wear?
Departments may require a particular dress for students depending on the work
environment. Due to certain job responsibilities, departments may allow students to
dress more casually or professional. Students should discuss with their supervisors
regarding the appropriate dress code for the department.
Below are suggested examples of clothing not appropriate for the workplace
regardless of the job responsibilities.
Inappropriate print on any visible piece of clothing
Halter tops or tank tops without clothing to cover
Low-rise shirts and pants
Underwear as outerwear
Repeated failure to adhere to the general dress code guidelines as well as specific
department dress code guidelines will be grounds for termination from the job.