Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Employment Office is here to assist you in finding and working as a student employee on the WLC campus. Below are answers to common questions you may have regarding employment here at WLC. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at or by calling 414-443-8639.
How do I obtain an on-campus job?
Incoming Federal Work Study students can begin the process of obtaining an on-campus job by filling out online applications for two available positions. These applications are to be completed online at MyWLC, under the Campus Life tab on the Student Employment Page. Students may begin applying in early August under the guidance of the Student Employment Office.

Supervisors will receive the applications and students will then be asked to attend the interviews held during orientation in August.
If you are/were unable to attend the interview session or are an incoming student at semester, you should apply online at the Student Employment Page under Campus Life on MyWLC.

What does Federal Work Study mean?
Federal Work Study is a federally funded program in which the government and the employer (WLC) share the payroll cost of employing a student.

How do I know if I am eligible to work on campus?
Federal Work Study will be listed on your financial aid award letter if you are eligible for a campus job and requested a job on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What if Federal Work Study isn't on my financial aid award?
If a student who is interested in a campus job has not been awarded Federal Work Study, they are able to check on the status of the on-campus job openings here on the Student Employment page. If you do not have Federal Work Study, please feel free to check the bulletin board in the Library for jobs available in the area.

What does the award amount actually mean?
The award amount is the amount of money you can potentially earn while working on campus for one year. This amount is not a guarantee, but a projected amount based on a work schedule of an average of 10 hours per week. Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study receive first priority in the job selection process. Federal Work Study awards result from a calculated need as determined by the FAFSA.

How much can I expect to earn in an on-campus job?
The minimum wage for 2013-2014 is $7.25. Higher pay rates may be assigned based on the level of responsibility of the job for which you have been hired. The levels range from Levels 1-3 and Team Leader. Raises are currently determined by performance reviews. Raises do not occur every year.

How many hours can I work on campus during the week?
As a student employee, you are allowed to work an average of 10 hours per week, not exceeding more than 12 hours per week. The number of hours will depend upon the requirements of the position.

How would I receive my pay?
You would receive your pay twice a month. Students can receive paper paychecks in your campus mailbox or sign up for direct deposit through the Business Office. (If a check is lost, there is $25.00 replacement fee.)

How many jobs would I be able to hold on campus?
You are permitted to hold one campus job at a time. You are able to apply to switch departments at either the end of semester or school year if you so choose.

What kind of jobs does Wisconsin Lutheran College offer?
Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a variety of jobs on campus. The current job openings and a listing of all job descriptions are posted on the Student Employment page on myWLC (login required).

What should I do if I do not obtain a job on-campus?
For students who are not eligible at this time to apply for an on-campus job or the jobs are already filled, please see the bulletin board inside the Library by the printers. We have an up-to-date listing of jobs available in the area for which students are welcome to apply.

Does WLC offer summer employment?
Students are able to work on-campus over the summer in certain departments. The number of summer jobs is limited and are only available for specific positions. The students are often chosen by their supervisor at the end of the spring semester.