FWS - Employment Opportunities
The Student Employment Office is instrumental in helping students locate jobs; however, the office does not place students in jobs.
Students seeking FWS jobs on-campus and off-campus should check the Job Vacancy Board at the Department of Student Financial Aid or visit the Career Center online at career.msstate.edu. These postings are updated daily.
Students seeking employment are encouraged to begin job searching as soon as possible.
Students will need to follow the procedures as indicated to set up interviews with prospective employers.
Students may also contact university departments of their choosing about other possible job openings.
Students with FWS awards are expected to report to their employing department during the first two days of the semester.
Types of Jobs Available
Students may select from a variety of jobs to meet their interests, skills, and career plans. Federal Work-Study jobs may be located on campus or off campus. If you work off campus, in a community service job, the work performed must be in the public interest.
Working on campus is a great option because university employers are often more flexible about scheduling your work hours around your class schedule.
Each semester there are numerous job opportunities available to students on campus. These jobs range from clerical and office assistants, library clerks, food service workers, lab assistants, etc.
These jobs usually provide students with valuable work experience they will need as they pursue their career goals.
Off-Campus Employment - Community Service
Community Service is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others and for students to earn their Work-Study award at the same time. Students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study may elect to work with children in the community (such as local elementary schools) to assist with tutoring in the areas of reading and math.
Community service is defined as services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs. The service provided by the Work-Study employee must be in the public interest, meaning it primarily benefits the community.
Through this program, students gain valuable experience while earning money to help finance their education. The goal is to create in the student an awareness of social responsibility and its importance to the life of the community.
Community services jobs include opportunities to work in areas of health care, child care, support services to students with disabilities, tutoring, mentoring, and neighborhood improvement.
FWS - Employment Opportunities
- Log on to Career Center at career.msstate.edu
- Select Connections Login
- Select Student Login
- Enter Username (MSU Net-ID) and Password
- Select Jobs
- On Jobs Tab
- Select Position Type: Federal Work-Study
- The Career Center also offers valuable resources on Interviewing and Resumes
Hiring and Employment Process
All students who plan to work for MSU are required to complete the following forms prior to employment. All of these forms will be provided to you by the hiring department.
- Employment Action Form (EAF)
- I-9 with corresponding documentation
- Tax documents, Form W-4 and Mississippi Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
- Direct Deposit or Pay Card form
- Personal Demographic Data Form
- Criminal Background Check
To complete the I-9, you must provide one document from List A or one document from both List B and List C. (review the List of Acceptable Documents listed below.)
LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS
|LIST A||LIST B||LIST C|
|Documents that Establish Both Identity and Employment Eligibility||Documents that Establish Identity||Documents that Establish Employment Eligibility|
|1. U.S. Passport or Passport Card||1. Drivers License or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address||1. Social Security Account Number card other than one that specifies on the face that the issuance of the card does not authorize employment in the United States|
|2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)||2. ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address||2. Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)|
|3. Foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa||3. School ID card with a photograph||3. Certification of Report of Birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545)|
|4. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)||4. Voter's registration card||4. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a State, county, municipal authority or territory of the United States bearing an official seal|
|5. In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A, bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form.||5. U. S. Military card or draft record||5. Native American tribal document|
|6. Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI||6. Military dependent's ID card||6. U. S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)|
|7. U. S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card||7. ID Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)|
|8. Native American tribal document||8. Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security|
|9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority|
|For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:|
|10. School record or report card
11. Clinic, doctor or hospital record
12. Day-care or nursery school record