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Student Employment

Linfield University's human resources and career development offices are great resources for finding employment. Career development hosts Cat Connect, a one-stop online resource for on-campus and off-campus employment, internships, networking and more!

Do you have a financial aid award for campus employment or federal work-study?

If so, the Office of Human Resources is your primary point of contact. If you don't know if you have a financial aid award, log on to WebAdvisor or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 503-883-2225 or

Looking for student employment?

1) Look at available positions on Cat Connect

  • Sign in using your CatNet ID and password. If you're a current student, you are already registered. DO NOT create a new account.
  • Hover over the purple “jobs” tab and select "Cat Connect-Linfield Approved Postings."
  • Search by position type to narrow your results and click search.

2) Apply for something that's of interest to you. Be sure you have a current resume and cover letter. You'll need it when you apply for a position.

  • Apply for the position by following the instructions in the job description or email the main contact if instructions aren't listed.
  • If you have a financial aid award, you are eligible to apply for jobs listed as "student employment on-campus" and "student employment off-campus."

3) Complete a student employment referral form. You can obtain this from human resources.

Once you've been offered and accept a position, work with your supervisor to complete the referral form.

Please note that one form is required for every job on campus. Referral forms expire at the end of each academic year.

Did you find a job?

Return the completed student employment referral form to human resources.

Getting paid

Now that you’ve got a job, you’ll look forward to receiving your paycheck!  Please note these important details.

  1. Record your time: log into Paycom after you received the "Student Employment Referral Form - Ready to start work" email from the payroll coordinator 
  2. Supervisor approval: Work-study hours for the current month must be signed off by your supervisor no later than the first business day of the following week. Please refer to the payroll calendar for more details. 
  3. Payday! Payday is on the 5th of every month. If the 5th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, payday will be the Friday before.

Need help?

Contact the Office of Human Resources if you need help or have additional questions.

Steven King Brogan
The Office of Human Resources
Melrose Hall 109