Student Employment administers employment programs through Federal Work-Study (FWS) and university hourly student employment.

On March 22 Chancellor Robert J. Jones released a statement in regards to COVID-19 Pandemic Pay. Based on this guidance undergraduate student hourly employees will be paid for the duration of their hourly appointment, or the end of the Spring semester (May 15, 2020), whichever is earlier.  If you were a current active employee prior to March 15 your department should be aware of this policy.  Please exercise patience as the University and the departments work to ensure appropriate pay.  If you have specific questions, please contact your hiring supervisor. 

Types of Employment

Various types of student employment are available at Illinois, including Federal Work-Study, and university hourly.

Virtual Job Board

Our Virtual Job Board can assist you in your search for employment. We encourage employers to post current opportunities!


Learn the expectations of employment, from university guidelines to your rights and responsibilities.

Student Employees of the Year

See some of our most talented student employees awarded for a job well done throughout the school year.