Hire a student

Instructions for PCC staff

Want to hire a student for an off-campus position? Community members and employers, visit: Hire A Panther!

Thinking about hiring a student to work in your department? Great idea! You need help and students need experience, so hiring students is a win-win situation.

How to make it happen

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Did you know that PCC employs thousands of student workers every year? Get in on some of that action!

  1. Find funding

    • Work study funds: these funds are distributed through a student's financial aid package. Work study positions can last anywhere from one term to a few years. Work study students usually work less than 12 hours per week. See more info for work study supervisors.
    • Casual funds: these are funds distributed through your department. Casual students can work year round, but are limited to 599 hours per year. See HR's guidelines for setting up casual employment.
    • Student employment funds: like casual funds, these are distributed through your department. Unlike casual funds, students must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours. See HR's student employment guidelines.
    • Internships: can't offer a paycheck? You may be able to offer an internship. To see if your department is eligible, contact the Jobs & Internships Office on your campus.
  2. Advertise the position

    • Required:
      • All student jobs must be posted on the student job board. Doing this makes the hiring process more fair. Relying on printed flyers or word-of-mouth can unintentionally exclude people: think of a student with a mobility impairment who can't "pound the pavement", or a student who takes classes on another campus. They deserve the same access to opportunities.
    • Optional:
      • Contact the Jobs & Internships Specialist for the academic program related to your field. This is amazing way to find qualified, enthusiastic students!
      • Post job flyers on ASPCC-sponsored boards around campus.
      • For casual positions, you can advertise to the public on job boards like Indeed.com or Craigslist.
  3. Review applicants

    Wait until your posting closes, then review applicants. If you have questions about best practices on hiring, contact HR.

  4. Report your hire

    When you've found the right fit, process the paperwork: