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Student Employment Services works to provide job search techniques, resume resources, and job opportunities. Students will develop practical skills, purposeful habits, and a desire for lifelong learning. It is important to build a co-curricular life outside the classroom. We recommend checking out our SES Resources & Guides for Students.

Consider contributing your time and talents to the daily operations of LMU!

Why work at LMU?

  • Compatible with school schedule
  • Develop time management skills & structure
  • Campus involvement & connections
  • Academic success
  • Gain experience & professional skills
  • Securing a job post-graduation
  • Professional skills
  • Meaningful job experiences
  • LMU connections for references
  • Earn money

Student Employment FAQs

  • Yes. If you did not receive work study funds LMU still has many opportunities for student employment both on campus and off. Many departments such as Housing, the School of Film and Television, Athletics, and Burns Rec (and more) hire students with non-work study funds. These positions can be found on Workday by filtering for "Non-Work Study" positions under the "Job Profile" filter. LMU also has vendors on campus (LMU Dining, LMU Bookstore, etc.) that hire students regardless of work-study eligibility.       

    Contact Student Employment Services at 310.338.7606 for more information about non-work study student employment options. 

  • There are many opportunities available for you to explore. The best tool to find off campus employment is Handshake, a job board run by the Office of Career and Professional Development. 

    Additionally, LMU's Job Location and Development (JLD) Program can also assist you in finding a job that fits your interests and schedule, partnering with neighboring organizations and schools to employ LMU students with Work Study. Apply through Workday by searching "Lions for Learning" or "LMU Partners." 

    Also, check out our Community Connections Job Board to find part-time childcare, tutoring, personal assistant and freelance work. 

  • Graduate students may apply to a variety of on-campus positions on Workday. Options for graduate students range from administrative positions to graduate assistantships and research assistantships to lab assistantships and more. Visit Workday to review information on current openings. Filter graduate student jobs by using the "Job Family" filter.

  • You will receive an email from Workday, which will instruct you to view your onboarding tasks. You can also see if you have been hired in Workday as well, by viewing your profile.

  • While classes are in session, students may work up to 20 hours a week. However, students should not work more than 8 hours per day. Students also should not work for more than 6 consecutive days, and you must take a meal break before working over 5 consecutive hours.


  • Paychecks are distributed by the Payroll Office and student employees are paid in accordance with the payroll calendar. After a pay date for which a student employee worked, paychecks will be available in the Payroll Office, located in University Hall Suite 1880. Students may also work with the Payroll office to sign up for direct deposit on Workday.