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Student Employees

New Student Employment Orientation and the Hiring Process


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Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) offers a variety of employment opportunities to our students. There are a multitude of reasons and benefits to working as a Student Employee while attending MVCC. Working provides students with income, which can offset the cost of higher education. Also, by working one of the many jobs offered at MVCC, students obtain valuable work experience which can help build future resumes.


 

Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) Form: What You Need to Know

All employees are required to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form to verify that they are able to work in the United States. In order to complete the I-9 form, all new hires are required to provide original and unexpired forms of identification to Human Resources office at MVCC.

For a list of acceptable forms of identification please visit www.uscis.gov/i-9.

Student Employment FAQs

Are there employment opportunities related to my major?

Yes. Many offices and departments at MVCC employ students, including the Athletics Department, Human Resources, Admissions, Information Technology, the Learning Center and the Library. There are many opportunities to find employment in an area you are interested in.

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How do I find a job on campus?

Positions will be available on the Student Employment webpage beginning August 23, 2017. You can browse and apply for current openings at MVCC by completing the job application.

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How do I report my time worked?

For their first pay period all Student Employees must fill out a paper timesheet and submit it to the Payroll Office. Once your paperwork has been processed by Human Resources you will be able to complete an electronic timesheet in SIRS. For instructions on how to log your time in SIRS.

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How many hours am I able to work?

Students employed by MVCC are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week. However, most students spend between 5 and 10 hours per week at their job. Students should evaluate their work schedule based on their individual situation. For some students, earning a paycheck is a high priority while other students may find their academic obligations leave little time for anything but studying.

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I have already worked at MVCC, do I need to attend New Student Employee Orientation again?

If you have previously worked at MVCC you do not need to attend another New Student Employee Orientation.  You will need to apply for the position via the Student Employment webpage. You will need to visit Human Resources after applying and speaking with your supervisor to make any changes to your information (taxes, direct deposit, address, etc.).

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What do I need to do after I am offered my first job at MVCC?

Once you have been offered a position on campus you will need to attend a Student Employment Orientation to review expections and to review required employment paperwork. After the orientation, you will receive an email with employment forms to complete. Once you have completed the electronic forms, you will need to bring the proper forms of identification needed for the I-9 (Employment Verification) Form to the Human Resources Office (AB113). There someone will verify that your online forms are complete and filled out correctly and will take copies of your IDs. You are not able to begin working until Human Resources has receive all of the necessary paperwork.

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What is Work-Study?

The Federal Work-Study Program allows students with financial need to work part-time on campus to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. The program encourages work related to your course of study with a flexible schedule, allowing students to focus on their education. Students interested in Federal Work-Study must apply for financial aid and meet all MVCC deadlines, preference is given to those students who apply and submit all necessary paperwork early. To apply for work-study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate your interest in work-study. For more information on the Federal Work-Study Program, please visit our Financial Aid webpage.

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What will my rate of pay be?

All Student Employees, excluding those who work as a life guard, are compensated the current New York State minimum wage: $10.40 per hour.

 

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Will I need to bring anything with me to college if I want to work?

All employees are required to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form to verify that they are able to work in the United States. In order to complete the I-9 form, all new hires are required to provide original and unexpired forms of identification to the Human Resources office at MVCC.

For a list of acceptable forms of identification please visit www.uscis.gov/i-9.

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Will working impact my Financial Aid for next year?

The more students work, the more income they receive, which could reduce overall eligibility for financial aid. However, in most cases, students earn far more by working then they will "lose" in financial aid.

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Walk-Ins & Appointments Welcomed

Kimberly Evans-Dame

Executive Director
of Human Resources

Office of Human Resources

MVCC Utica Campus

1101 Sherman Drive

Academic Building 113

Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315.792.5636

Fax: 315.731.5858