Student employees are an integral part of the daily operation of Smith College. The Student Employment Office, part of the Office of Student Financial Services, offers employment opportunities that support educational and personal goals, and help students achieve both professional and personal development.
Students must complete the mandatory paperwork for the Payroll Office before they work. These forms are required by law and include the INS I-9 form, the W-4, and M-4. The College requires students to have a Direct Deposit Decision form on file as well. Students should not apply for jobs until they've completed these forms and employers must not schedule any student without first hiring them on JobX and verifying that they've completed these documents.
Work During Break & J-Term
Hours worked during Thanksgiving Break still count as Work-Study. However, work during the 3 weeks of J-term on-campus is not counted. Students are permitted to work extra hours on-campus. Off-campus Work-Study and America Reads earnings continue to count against Work-Study. Otherwise, all students, on Work-Study or not, are limited to a maximum of 12 hours a week, 10 for first years.
Minimum Wage Increase for 2015
The base pay rate on campus will increase to $9 an hour due to the increase in minimum wage. All rates will increase by 25 cents. The Off-Campus and America Reads pay rate will be $9.50 an hour.