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Undergraduate Admission

Student Employment

» Student Employment

At Chapman, you have countless opportunities to find work. You can:

  • Get a job on campus — nearly every department on campus employs students
  • Find great employment opportunities down the street in Old Towne Orange or in the surrounding community
  • Land an internship to gain professional experience (and maybe even get paid)

That’s why so many Chapman students find jobs right on campus or nearby.

Here are all the ways you can gain experience, earn college credit and (of course) get paid with a job while at Chapman.

On-Campus Jobs

When it comes to convenience, on-campus jobs can’t be beat.

We have plenty of employment opportunities throughout the year, so you can find a job that fits both your schedule and your interests right on campus.

Here’s what you need to know about working on campus:

  • All Chapman students can work on campus (even without Work-Study)
  • Jobs are part time (19 hours per week max, and you can usually work less)
  • Every on-campus job pays at least California’s minimum wage
  • On-campus jobs are like any job: you have to search, apply and interview for them
  • Some jobs are open to everybody (for example: working the front desk at the gym)
  • Other jobs are related to specific majors or require particular skills (for example: being a research assistant in a lab)
  • Some jobs will give you academic credit (or will look really good on your resume)
  • Working on campus can be fun, but it is a serious responsibility just like any other job

Our job portal is always up to date with the current job openings on campus, and we add jobs regularly throughout the semester.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is an award program that helps college students get jobs on campus.

If you qualify, Federal Work-Study guarantees you a certain amount of financial aid that you’ll work to earn. But you still need to find a job to receive this financial aid.

In other words, once you find a job on campus, part of your paycheck will come from financial aid. (But don’t worry: you won’t make any less money, and you’re guaranteed at least minimum wage.)

Federal Work-Study is awarded based on need, so submit your FAFSA to be considered for the program.

Off-Campus Jobs

Another great option is working off campus. You can find plenty of job opportunities in the area — including many within walking distance of campus.

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Career and Professional Development

Chapman’s office of Career and Professional Development is your career connection for life. You can count on us to help you with your career goals from before you set foot on campus to long after you’ve graduated.

Check out our Career and Professional Development site for help with finding jobs/internships and prepping for your career.

Current Students

If you are a current Chapman student looking to learn more about employment, visit the page for current students.

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