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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.


A student is eligible to work as a student employee if:

  1. He or she meets the enrollment requirement.
  2. The student can show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  3. At time of hire the student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or first semester enrolled at Oakton.
  4. He or she is making satisfactory progress toward achieving their educational goals.  Satisfactory progress mirrors Oakton’s SOAP policy.


Students are eligible to work as a student employee in any given fall or spring semester if he or she is registered in a minimum of 3 credit hours for that semester.  Courses changed to audit and Alliance for Lifelong Learning classes will not be considered for eligibility for student employment.

Students are eligible to work in the summer if they were enrolled the preceding spring, during the current summer term, or for the following fall.


Students who maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester and cumulatively are considered to be making satisfactory progress and remain eligible for student employment.

  • If a student employee is placed on academic probation according to SOAP, Oakton Community College's academic policy, the student must return to good standing OR remain on academic probation in order to maintain eligibility for student employment.
  • If a student progresses to suspension or dismissal they are no longer eligible for student employment.
  • Students on suspension or dismissal return are not eligible for student employment.

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 Enrollment Center, room A100 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 Enrollment Center on the Skokie Campus and are posted on 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.  In Job Location select On Campus.  Click on Begin Search.


Photograph of Career Services Sign

Des Plaines campus
Career Services
Room 1740
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skokie campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

By Appointment