Student Employment: Getting a college job

Having a job while you are in college helps reduce your student debt, builds your resume, and increases your chance of success in college. 

Requirements: To work on campus during the school year, you must take at least 12 credit hours of classes at WWU. For summer employment on campus, you must be enrolled for summer classes or be accepted and pre-registered for at least 12 credit hours of classes at WWU for the fall quarter.

How to get a college job:

Step 1—Find a job opening that matches your skills on Job Scene. 
Job Scene hosts on- and off-campus opportunities for employment and internships. 

Step 2—Fill out an application for your job of choice.
You can apply to multiple positions with one application. Your submitted application will be sent to the Student Employment office and you can request that it be forwarded to the employer(s) of your choice.

Step 3—Complete the required employment documents.
If you have questions, our office would love to help! Call (509) 527-2357.

Step 4—Call, email, or visit the Student Employment office to complete your application process.
The Student Employment office will forward your application to the employer of your choice.

Student Employee of the Year 2023

Please join the office of Student Employment on congratulating Samuel Schaffner, a Senior at Walla Walla University and the 2023 Student Employee of the Year.

Samuel will receive a $2000 scholarship. He was nominated by his supervisor Karl Thompson.

Runner-up Mitchell Powers (Chaplain’s Office) will receive a $500 scholarship.

Samuel’s supervisor has this to say about him:

“Samuel is trustworthy, reliable to be on time, skilled and motivated to do highly professional work. Samuel Schaffner is highly respected as a leader in Campus Sound and Institutional Sound. “

“Samuel doesn't just show up to do sound at an event. He goes way above what's expected by reading up on each aspect of A/V support, whether it be front-of-house audio mixing, speaker layout, ProPresenter, Livestream, DMX lighting, or frequency coordination. He researches the subject to find the best methods, and then he shares and implements those practices “

“His skill in organization and communication enables each A/V engineer to know their part and how to get it done, with all the data they need at their fingertips. This has improved the professionalism and efficiency of our services.”

2022-2023 Student Employee of the Year nominees



Class standing

Samuel SchaffnerCampus SoundSenior 
Mitchell PowersChaplain's OfficeSenior 
Amandeep Kaur

Office of Student Life

Sasha CareriCampus SoundFreshman 
Juvytza CervantesCampus SoundFreshman 
Katie EmmonsCampus SoundSenior 
Zachary DilgerLibrarySenior 
Jake FreedleStudent Employment OfficeJunior 
Luke GrahamCampus SoundSenior 
Brendon GriffinCampus SoundSenior 
Paul HartmanCampus SoundSophomore 
Elizabeth HernandezSchool of BusinessSenior 
Nathan HolmCampus SoundSophomore 
Sydney MichalenkoMarketing and Enrollment ServicesSenior 
Charles MillerCampus SoundSenior 
Joseph NguyenCampus SoundSophomore 
Jillian RojasCampus SoundSenior 
Riley SmithCampus SoundFreshman 
Olivia SproedDepartment of TechnologyJunior 
Lydia ThielMail DistributionJunior 
Krista VanHookCampus SoundSenior 
Benjamin WatcherCommunications and LanguagesJunior