Student employment

You can earn money for college by working 5 hours per week (or more) on campus. Students work in almost every campus office and the cafeteria, library, maintenance department and residence halls.

For questions or more information about student employment on campus, contact Mindy Stichka in the Human Resources Office at or 712-707-7223.

All full- and half-time students can apply for campus jobs advertised through Handshake and specific departments. If your FAFSA application identifies you as a student with financial need, your work-study will be federally funded. If your FAFSA doesn't indicate financial need, your campus employment will be funded by NWC. To search available campus employment, use your campus login to access those positions on Handshake, Northwestern's career management platform. Federal I-9 and W-4 forms will need to be completed before you begin your employment. Contact Mindy Stichka ( or 712-707-7223) or the Human Resources Office for more information about those forms.

Some students choose to work off campus in part-time jobs in the Orange City community. Information about part-time opportunities is posted on Handshake, Northwestern's career management platform.