Work-Study Policies

You're here, you're eligible, and you're ready to work. Now check out the rules and requirements for our campus work-study programs, and, if you have more questions, feel free to contact Career Development Services.

Required Paperwork & Documentation

You can apply for work-study jobs through NJIT's PeopleAdmin Hiring System. As a first-time work-study employee, you'll be required to submit (upon hire) documentation that establishes your identity and employment eligibility. You can submit any single document from List A, or any combination of one document each from List B and from List C, as identified in the "Lists of Acceptable Documents" on the last page of the Form I-9 (link below).

Academic-Year Employment Qualifications & Restrictions

To be eligible for work-study during the fall and spring semesters, you must:

  •     Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid
  •     Be officially accepted into and enrolled in a degree program
  •     Have been enrolled during the prior spring semester
  •     Be enrolled for at least 3 credits for FWS or 6 credits for IWS
  •     Work no more than 20 hours per week
  •     Work no more than 8 hours per day

Summer Employment Qualifications & Restrictions

To be eligible for summer work-study, you must:

  •     Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid
  •     Be officially accepted into and enrolled in a degree program
  •     Have been enrolled during the prior spring semester
  •     Be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credits for either summer or fall
  •     Work no more than 40 hrs/wk if you're enrolled for 0-to-5 credit hours during the summer
  •     Work no more than 8 hours per day

Rights & Responsibilities

As a work-study employee, you'll be expected to:

  •     Adopt a professional attitude toward your job
  •     Report to work on time and keep your assigned work schedule
  •     Stay within the 20- or 40-hour weekly limits
  •     Give your supervisor notice if you'll be absent or late
  •     Perform the job to best of your ability
  •     Observe rules of confidentiality
  •     Provide two weeks' notice if you plan to vacate the position
  •     Keep an accurate record of your hours
  •     Take a 15-minute paid break for every five (5) consecutive hours of work

PeopleAdmin Hiring System

The PeopleAdmin Hiring System is NJIT's digital job bank—where you can search for jobs and employers can post open positions. Through PeopleAdmin you can:

  •     View the complete list of campus job openings
  •     Apply for positions
  •     Get e-mail notifications whenever you're chosen for interviews
  •     Students: Log in to PeopleAdmin to look and apply for jobs
  •     Employers: Log in to PeopleAdmin to post jobs and review applicants

    To log in to PeopleAdmin, you must have an NJIT email address.