Information for First-Year Students

On behalf of the Student Employment Office, part of the Career Development Center, welcome to Mount Holyoke College!

We are delighted you will be joining us this fall. As you prepare for your arrival, we want to share some important information about how the CDC and Student Employment works for all new students. Members of our staff will meet your during orientation to give you an introduction to our services. You will learn more about developing your first-year resume and applying to jobs on campus.

Student Employment

On Work Study?
Entry level jobs (level 1) are reserved for students on work study. Every First-Year student with work-study must begin her employment on campus with Dining Services and fill at least one shift per week during the fall and spring semesters. If you desire more hours after signing up for a Dining Services shift, you may seek a second job elsewhere on campus (levels 1-4). Transfer Students and Frances Perkins Scholars are welcome to begin employment on campus in Dining Services or may seek opportunities in other campus departments.

Not on Work Study?
First-year students without work-study may also seek out opportunities to work on campus through JobX, but are limited to level 2-4 jobs.

Search for these jobs and others in JobX.

Other Employment

Local businesses and community members also post jobs unrelated to the college in JobX. More information on non-workstudy part-time jobs.

Important Dates during Orientation

Schedule subject to change. Please see Orientation Schedule for full description of sessions and up-to-date information.

Friday, September 4

Student Worker Clearance, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
(For U.S. citizens and permanent residents)

Hooker Auditorium

Who Should Attend:
Required for all first-year students with work-study and other students who wish to work on campus. Provides general information about student employment and assists students in being certified to work on campus. (For U.S. citizens and permanent residents)

What to Bring:

  • Federal Tax Withholding (W-4) Form
  • Massachusetts Tax Withholding (M-4) Form
  • Federal Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) Form
  • Original valid form of identification and a copy of it

You can access these forms on MHC’s Human Resources website. Be sure to complete these forms in advance and bring them with you to the session.

Dining Services Orientation, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Hooker Auditorium
Required for all first-year with work-study who plan to work on campus or new FPs and transfer students wishing to work in Dining.
Work shifts and schedules will be assigned during this session. Bring your class schedule, MHC ID, and a pen.

Intro to the CDC, Student Employment and JobX, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Gamble A and B
For all new students
Learn about the services and resources available to students with a focus on Student Employment, JobX (the student employment database) and writing your First Year Resume (a requirement for applying to jobs on JobX).

Helpful Resources

Student Employment FAQ’s
Contact the Coordinator of Student Employment and Internships, Janice Kane, with questions not addressed online.

Getting Paid
Information on Timesheets, Direct Deposit and Necessary Paperwork

MHC’s Student Employment Database where you will find on-campus jobs.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide
Get started on creating your resume to apply for jobs on-campus.

The Career Development Center has wonderful resources that will help you find opportunities to gain valuable experience and learn new skills. From student employment, to your internship search, job search and so much more, the Career Development Center is here to help make this process an exceptional learning experience for you. Come visit us soon!