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Student Employee Program
Oakton Community College provides employment opportunities to students in order to enhance their educational experience, promote their involvement with the College and to enable the College to function in an effective and cost-efficient manner.

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as a student employee if:

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1. He or she meets the enrollment requirement.
Blue bullet 2. The student can show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Enrollment Requirement
You are eligible to work as a student employee in any given fall or spring semester if you are registered in an Oakton credit or Alliance for Lifelong Learning course for that semester. You are eligible to work in the summer if you were enrolled the preceding spring, during the current summer term, or for the following fall.

Applying for a Student Employee Position
Career Services acts as Human Resources for student employment. Complete an application in Career Services, room 1125 on the Des Plaines Campus or in the Advising and Counseling Center, room A105 on the Skokie Campus.

Do not contact supervisors directly.

Find Out Which Student Employee Positions Are Currently Available
Current opportunities are displayed in a binder at each campus. The binders are located in Career Services on the Des Plaines Campus and in the Advising and Counseling Center on the Skokie Campus and are posted on www.collegecentral.com/oakton. Keep in mind, the list of currently available positions changes frequently.

Simply follow the instructions on the Career Services' Job Listings page to create an Access ID and a Password. When you have logged in, click on Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School, then check the box next to Student employment., and click on Begin Search.

If you are interested in learning more about the application process,
click on Applying for Student Employment.

click on Student Employee Timesheet.pdf

Blue bullet Complete ONE time sheet for each TWO WEEK pay period.
Blue bullet Save at every step. DO NOT Submit for Approval until you have completed entering your time
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If you would like a copy of the Student Employee Handbook stop by Career Services, room 1125 on the Des Plaines Campus or in the Advising and Counseling Center, room A105 on the Ray Hartstein Campus. Or, click on Student Employee Handbook.pdf. spacer

Student Employee Pay Rates

Student employee pay rates are determined by the Level of the position and the Step of a given student employee.

Student employee positions are categorized by level of skills required: Level 1 - the position requires basic skills, Level 2 - the position requires some specialized skills, Level 3 - the position requires the most specialized skills and involves the most difficult duties. For information regarding the America Reads Tutoring Program visit www.ed.gov/americareads/.

Effective as of July 1, 2009.


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3 America Reads Tutoring Program




$8.60/hr $10.00/hr












Salary Step Increments
Salary step increments will be awarded twice per year. Effective dates will be the first day of the pay period which begins subsequent to January 1 and July 1. A step increase will be awarded provided that the student employee has worked nine pay periods during the previous six months.

Salary Step for Additional Assignments
If a student employee is already working in another office, his or her current step carries over to the additional assignment. This is in keeping with Oakton's other employment practices.

Click here for "What Every Student Employee Needs to Know about FICA."

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