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Employment Opportunities

The Chillicothe campus employs undergraduate student workers in many offices or units on campus. Common examples include the library, student services and facilities. If you are interested in seeking student employment on campus, available positions will be posted on the Ohio University Human Resources web site and can be accessed (here).

Additionally, graduate student employment and opportunities for students at other Ohio University campuses will be posted (here).

The process for obtaining employment as a student simulates real life experience. Students will complete an online application and provide standard business documentation (resume, references, and cover letter) to begin the employment process. Students meeting or exceeding requirements for the position will receive a request for an interview. The top candidate will receive a job offer. This process mimics the process that a student encounters upon completion of their program. The student positions are designed to give invaluable experience to the student in an office, laboratory or facilities setting.

The Ohio University Student Hourly Employment Policy states: To be eligible for student hourly employment at Ohio University, a student must:

  • Comply with the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986 by completing a valid I-9 form within 72 hours of the start date of employment.
  • Be enrolled for classes at Ohio University, Hocking College, another post-secondary institution, or a secondary school, during the current semester, immediately previous semester, or immediately upcoming semester (e.g., enrollment spring semester allows work to continue through summer semester). Homeschooled students must supply appropriate documentation.
  • Non-Ohio University students must provide verification of student status to the hiring department.

Additional eligibility restrictions apply for Federal Work Study and PACE positions. Refer to section on “Types of Student Employment” for additional information.

Student Work Hour Limit: Beginning January 1, 2017, student employees (without graduate appointments, or F or J visas) are permitted to work as follows:

  • Fall and spring semester: 25 hours per week
  • Summer semester and all academic breaks: 28 hours per week

Exception: students enrolled in classes during breaks must maintain 25 hours per week

All new hires MUST complete the electronic I-9 PRIOR to completing new hire paperwork and payroll forms which are available in the Deans Office of Bennett Hall before starting work. Students that have not completed this form will not be allowed to complete the new hire paper or begin reporting working hours in the department. To complete the electronic I-9, please click (here). The hiring supervisor will provide employment details.


Accounting & Human Resources Department
T: 740.774.7293
F: 740.774.7259


Jonna Depugh MBA, CFE/ABV
Manager of Accounting & Human Resources
Dean’s Office
Bennett Hall