Student Employment Information

The Student Employment office is available to assist Principia College students, faculty, and staff in having the best student work experience possible.

As part of Principia’s Strategic Plan through 2020, Strategic Goal #3 is Nurture Success Beyond Principia. Preparing students with practical, transferrable work experience(s), expectations, good work habits/best practices, and the ability to balance the multiple needs on their time is part of Student Employment’s commitment to that Core Goal.

Student Employment jobs are considered to be entry level, part-time, and temporary. The Student Employment Office maintains a central hiring website where all positions are posted, along with directions on how to apply for each position. All interested students go through a pre-employment process that includes the following documents:

Employment Application
Fed W-4
IL W-4
I-9, w/ list of acceptable ID document
Student Employment Agreement

You may wish to print, complete, sign and mail your application, resume, and all forms prior to arriving on campus.

Please mail to:
Student Employment Office
Principia College
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028

Once on campus and before beginning work, you must provide documentation that establishes identity and employment eligibility. Please visit the link above “I-9, w/ list of acceptable documents” in order to be prepared with appropriate original documentation. Please do not submit copies or send faxes. Without these documents, you will not be legally eligible to work on campus.

There are many different student employment positions and they vary from semester to semester. Here is a short list of some of the types of jobs you could find on campus:

  • Admissions Student Ambassador
  • Athletics Facilities Attendant
  • Biology Aviary Staff
  • Business Office Assistant
  • Campus Event Student Technician
  • Dining Services cashier
  • Lab Assistant
  • Language Tutor
  • Lifeguard
  • Resident Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Writing Tutor

There will be an informational meeting during your New Student Orientation regarding work on campus, in addition to other services. We thank you in advance for returning your application before arriving on campus, and we look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call 618.374.5142 or e-mail