Student Employment: Getting a college job

Having a job while you are in college helps reduce your student debt, builds your resume and increases your chance of success in college. 

Requirements: To work on campus during the school year, you must take at least 12 credit hours of classes at WWU. For summer employment on campus, you must be enrolled for summer classes or be accepted and pre-registered for at least 12 credit hours of classes at WWU for the fall quarter.

How to get a college job:

Step 1—Find a job opening that matches your skills on Job Scene. 
Job Scene hosts on- and off-campus opportunities for employment and internships. 

Step 2—Fill out an application for your job of choice.
You can apply to multiple positions with one application. Your submitted application will be sent to the Student Employment office and you can request that it be forwarded to the employer(s) of your choice.

Step 3—Complete the required employment documents.
If you have questions, our office would love to help! Call (509) 527-2357.

Step 4—Call, email, or visit the Student Employment office to complete your application process.
The Student Employment office will forward your application to the employer of your choice.

Student Employee of the Year 2021

Please join the office of Student Employment on congratulating the 2021 Student Employee of the Year, Joseph Santana, a Senior at Walla Walla University.

Joseph will receive a $2300 scholarship. He was nominated by his supervisor Amanda Ponce, Associate Dean of Women. Runner-up Teddy Slaton (Grounds Department) will receive a $750 scholarship.

Joseph’s supervisors have this to say about him:

“This year has been exceptionally difficult in that housing was significantly impacted by the ever-changing realities of COVID-19. I can say with full confidence that I do not know how we could have survived this year without Joseph. He has proven to be an important and needed employee. Some notable instances include him organizing resident storage in order to fit the items of students who did not return to the residence halls after Spring Quarter was dismissed. He took charge of the overwhelming process of packing 100+ resident rooms when the university moved to one person per room.”

“He is highly respected by RAs, RADs, fellow deans, and residents because he possesses a high standard of professionalism. When he communicates with current or perspective parents/student, he does so in a way that translates to respect and empathy.”

“It is rare when I can fully trust a Resident Dean to fulfill their responsibilities with such ease and to the level in which I expect. Joseph is one of the most reliable and trustworthy deans this university has ever had.”

“Joseph is by far one of the most genuine and democratic leaders I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I have been so impressed with his ability to be a natural and level-headed leader in many instances, some being crisis situations.

2020-2021 Student Employee of the Year nominees



Class standing


Joseph SantanaResident HallsSeniorAmanda Ponce
Teddy SlatonGrounds DepartmentJuniorRandy Wentland & Michael Tretheway
Alyssa DybdahlAcademic RecordsSeniorNancy Starr
Sarah DybdahlStudent Employment OfficeSophomoreHeidi Lindstrom
Haylee HollandVillage Housing JuniorDorene Hackett
Noahnna SlatonGrounds DepartmentJuniorRandy Wentland & Michael Tretheway
Jordyn WatkinsSchool of EngineeringSeniorBrian Roth

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