At Keuka College, work-study/student employment is more than a job, it is an experience valued by faculty, staff, and the entire campus community. This experience, outside the classroom, provides an opportunity for students to practice and learn valuable work-related skills and, at the same time, help meet educational and personal expenses while at Keuka College.
The Federal Work-Study Program was established by Congress to help students find employment to meet educational costs while providing work experience related to academic majors and interests. Most students work between six and ten hours per week. Funds are paid directly to students, and are intended to pay for books and other personal expenses. Participation in the work-study program is determined by the student's financial need, and is awarded as part of a financial aid package.
Types of Positions
Practically every department and division at Keuka College employs work-study students. Positions vary from student tutors, office assistants, desk workers, and recreation facilitators, to game day operations staff, mail clerks, and community service advocates. Students can work in an area related to their major, such as with the marketing and communications office, athletics and recreation department, or within their academic division. Or, students can choose something that speaks to their extracurricular interests like with the adventure program, or center for spiritual life.
Recognizing Work-Study Excellence
Student Employee of the Year
Work-study student employees at Keuka College are vital to the daily operation of our institution. During National Student Employment Week, we honor and recognize our students for their hard work and contributions. Work study students are nominated by their supervisor and chosen based on the following characteristics: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and the uniqueness of the student’s contribution to the department/ College.
Supervisor of the Year
Work-study students also have the option to nominate their supervisors, who are viewed, in the eyes of student employees, as the best of the best. Supervisors are chosen for such qualities as: integrating student employees as members of their staff, guidance and mentoring, initiative, and alignment with the mission of the college and the department.