Academics

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 questions, feel free to contact us at student.employment@wlc.edu or by calling 414.443.8639. To review job openings or apply for an on campus position, please click the link to visit the homepage of the Student Employment Office (myWLC login required). 

1. 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 you requested a job on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study receive first priority in the job selection process at the beginning of the school year.

2. 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.

3. How do I obtain an on-campus job?
If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, you may begin applying in early August under the guidance of the Student Employment Office. You will fill out online applications for two available positions. These applications are located in your myWLC account, under the Campus Life tab on the Student Employment Page. Supervisors will receive the applications and students will then be asked to attend interviews held during Warrior Orientation and Welcome Weekend in August. If you are unable to attend the interview session or are an incoming student for the spring semester, you should apply online at myWLC, under the Campus Life tab on the Student Employment Page, and the Student Employment Office will guide you through the process.

4. What if Federal Work Study isn't on my financial aid award?
If you are interested in a campus job but have not been awarded Federal Work Study, you may check on the status of on-campus job openings on the Student Employment page. If you do not have Federal Work Study, also check the bulletin board in the Library for jobs available in the WLC/Milwaukee area.

5. What does the award amount actually mean?
The award amount on your financial aid award 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. Federal Work Study awards result from a calculated need as determined by the FAFSA.

6. How much can I expect to earn in an on-campus job?
The minimum wage for 2014-2015 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 1 to 3 plus Team Leader status.

7. 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.

8. How would I receive my pay?
You are highly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit through the Business Office. You will receive your pay twice a month in your designated checking or savings account. (If you don’t sign up for direct deposit and your paper paycheck is lost, there is $35 replacement fee.)

9. 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 academic year if you so choose.

10. 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 homepage of the Student Employment Office (myWLC login required).

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

12. 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.