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Oakland Community College - Student Employment

Student Employment

OCC student employees enjoy working a flexible schedule that does not interfere with their class schedule. Working on-campus can also save time and money on commuting from school to work.

Being familiar with the campus environment makes our student employees OCC’s most valued student ambassadors. Many serious student employees graduate with a degree and a letter of recommendation for employment in hand.

Student employment is a learning experience. Part-time jobs can become useful career exploration venues. On the job training is available.

Student positions are limited. Students will be granted an interview by the hiring departments only after the appropriate forms have been approved.


NEW! College Work-Study Process

The new college work-study process requires students, who are seeking work-study, to contact your Financial Resource & Scholarship manager for eligibility status.



Important Notice!  Students must complete the JP11 form; however, access to the work-study job board will not be available until the current semester ends.


Work-Study Awards are now being utilized for approved sites Off-Campus!

Approved work-study students still looking for work should consider off-campus work opportunities.

Contact 248.232.4145 or dmdavis@oaklandcc.edu  today to discuss resume writing, review and assistance with leads provided by employer’s willing to work around class schedules as listed on the Off-Campus Part Time Jobs link. (Non-work study positions. Direct pay from employer.)

Visit this page for an explanation of all types of student employment: www.oaklandcc.edu/studentEmployment/JobDescriptions.aspx



As an additional resource tool for your job search Oakland Community College now uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Students and Alumni you may, create your account profile at www.collegecentral.com/oaklandcc to:

  • Search for all Full-time, Part-time, Internship/Co-op and Student Employment job opportunities easily and efficiently
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
  • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles
Student Positions

There are limited student positions available at any given time. Hiring supervisors have access to your Student Employment Eligibility Form (JP11) on OCC's intranet system and will select candidates to interview. As positions become available, you may be contacted by telephone or e-mail by the hiring supervisor. Be prepared to bring in a copy of your award letter at time of interview. Due to the volume of applications received, applicants who are not selected for an interview may not be contacted.

Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), meet certain federal aid conditions, AND demonstrate financial need. If eligible for Work-Study, this award offers students an opportunity to work on-campus or off campus but does not guarantee you a job.

Student Assistant
If not eligible for Work-Study, students may still seek employment via Student Assistant employment opportunities. (Limited number of positions.)

Important Dates
Important Dates
November 26, 2015
COLLEGE CLOSED ~ Thanksgiving Recess 11/26 - 28, 2015
December 21, 2015
Last Day student employees may work for the FALL semester; providing they have WS funds available.
Student E-mail
Important Dates

OCC is now offering e-mail powered by Google. Go to Student E-mail to activate your account. Supervisors may contact you for interviews via student e-mail.


Check Mark  Students may work up to a maximum of up to 20 hours per week.

Check Mark   The rate of pay starts at $8.15 per hour. There is a twenty-five cent per hour increase for every 500 hours worked with a maximum wage of $9.00 per hour.

Check Mark   Student positions are limited and are offered to students via competitive interview.