Student Employment

  • Welcome to the MHCC Student Employment Office (SEO). The mission of the MHCC Student Employment Office is to promote student success and persistence by offering valuable educational work experiences that:

    • Develop employment skills and career goals
    • Complement and enhance academic learning
    • Make valuable contributions to the MHCC campus community
    • Provide financial support to reduce student debt

    To achieve that mission, we offer part-time jobs on and off campus to eligible students. There are two types of Student Employment positions at MHCC:

    Federal Work-Study positions (FWS): FWS employees are paid from their FWS award, which is a needs-based award granted to eligible students as part of their financial aid package. Not every student receives Work Study funding, and eligibility is determined primarily by information on your FAFSA. You must apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA to determine if you are eligible for FWS. For more info see our FAQ page.

    Student Aide (SA): SA employees can do the same types of jobs as FWS, but they are paid out of departmental funds vs. financial aid. Because of this funding, there are far fewer SA jobs on campus. If you do not qualify for FWS, you may stop by different offices on campus and ask for work. Sometimes MHCC staff members will create an SA position that suits your skills and interests. The Student Employment Office staff can also assist you with searching for SA jobs. For more info see our FAQ page.

    We are excited to announce that Student Employment is moving to our brand new jobs platform, Handshake!! When you enroll in classes, you should receive an email invite to join. Otherwise, you can sign up here.

    Download the Handshake App to easily search for jobs. Search for “Handshake” on the App Store of Google Play.

  • Student Employment Process

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    Before starting any Federal Work Study or Student Aide job, either on-campus or at an approved off-campus location, you must contact the Student Employment Office to confirm you’re eligible for Student Employment. Please send an email to and include your full name, your MHCC student ID#, and a short note stating that you are inquiring about eligibility. If you have already been offered a student job, let us know that as well.

    If you are eligible for Student Aid, Federal Work Study, or both, we will reply to your email with detailed instructions regarding the next steps to obtaining a Student Employment position.

    If you are looking for a job in the community, check out our Career Planning & Counseling Center website.