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THE WORK STUDY PROGRAM at Ohio Wesleyan University provides a balanced relationship between academia and employment. Students are able to focus on their academic goals while simultaneously earning money to supplement their financial aid award.

The University has approximately 900 work study positions on campus during the academic year. Student workers are employed in academic departments and administrative offices performing a variety of roles ranging from office assistant to research assistant. Student workers enhance the quality of campus life and aid in the conservation of institutional resources through their work. In addition, students begin to build an employment history and can use their wages to offset the costs of their education.

Ohio Wesleyan University will have a student job fair on August 26-27, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m at Beeghly Library in the Bayley Room. While attending the student job fair, students will be able to meet with potential campus employers and fill out the necessary paperwork for employment. If the students are unable to attend they can contact employers in regards to employment and bring the following items to the Student Employment Office/Human Resources in University Hall Room 003 to begin work:

  1. To fill out the I-9 form:
    1. Students need a document that proves their identity—an original picture ID such as a driver’s license, Student ID, etc. AND
    2. A document that proves their eligibility to work in the United States—an original social security card, certified birth certificate, or other documentation.

If a student has a U.S. passport this will work for both proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. For a complete list of acceptable documents please contact the Student Employment Office at (740) 368-3388 or visit http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf (PDF*).


  1. Voided check for Direct Deposit. Direct Deposit is required at OWU for the benefit of the students. Contact the Student Employment Office for more information.
  2. On this website you will find a W-4 form (PDF*), State Tax form (PDF*), and Drug Free Workplace Policy (PDF*) form which must be completed and ready to turn in when attending the job fair or visiting Student Employment. At that time the student will be asked to complete the I-9 and show two forms of ID. After completing the paperwork the student will meet with their employer to receive an appointment notice with the specifics about his or her new position. A student cannot begin work on campus until all hiring paperwork, including the appointment notice, is completed and returned to the Student Employment Office.

Any questions regarding student employment may be directed to Catherine Langton, Student Employment Coordinator at cjlangto@owu.edu or (740) 368-3370.

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