Employment Services

Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office (SEO) provides support to the entire campus and community throughout the hiring process of ECU student employees. SEO maintains an online job database to help current ECU students connect with part-time job opportunities both on and off campus. Working a part-time job on or off campus enables students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom toward future employment. Students who work while going to school have an opportunity to help pay with the cost of their education while gaining experience and valuable skills to enhance their career goals. To view current positions, please visit www.jobs.ecu.edu. The Student Employment Office can be reached at hireapirate@ecu.edu or (252) 737-5573.

Welcome to the Student Employment Office (SEO)! We are so excited that you are interested in hiring ECU students. Our office is responsible for coordinating a variety of part-time employment related functions depending on the classification of your organization and is here to assist you in the process. 

It is mandatory that all Hourly jobs and  Federal Work Study jobs be posted within SEO. To post your position at ECU, you can log into PeopleAdmin at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/hr. For instructions on how to submit a job posting, please review the Student Hiring Manger Applicant Tracking User's Guide by clicking here.
For more information on how to hire student employees, please review the Hiring Manager - Hiring Packet by clicking here.

We are so excited that you wish to post a part time student position with the Student Employment Office. Please complete the External Job Posting form. The Student Employment Office reserves the right to reject your posting if we feel that it does not meet the best interests of our students. You will receive an e-mail response when the position is posted. Please e-mail us once this position has been filled.


East Carolina University makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed from outside employers with the Student Employment Office. ECU is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Further, ECU makes no representation or guarantees to employers regarding student integrity, safety, confidentiality, fitness or competence for employment, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the employer to interview, check reference and/or perform background checks on its student employment hires.

Hourly Employment

Self Help Positions are part time hourly jobs on campus available to any student currently registered at ECU in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA). Self- Help positions are part-time positions paid directly out of the hiring department’s budget. Hourly pay rates will vary depending on the department’s budget, student’s experience level, and the required duties and responsibilities of the positions. Self-Help student employees may work up to 40 hours a week. Please see the 25 hour per week cap memo change effective Fall 2018.

For more information on becoming a student employee or what to do after hired, please review the Student Employee Hiring Packet Information tab or the I9 tab listed below: 

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides part-time job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing these students to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study. Eligibility is determined by the annual completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress. ONLY students qualified by the Office of Student Financial Aid are eligible to participate in the program. Please note that students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to participate in the federal work study program.
Qualified students who accept FWS are sent the "hiring authorization form" to their ECU e-mail address. This form is to be completed by the student and hiring agency. Students are paid by the hour and Hourly pay rates are based on the students experience level and range from $8.00-$10.00 per hour. Student employees may not work more than 25 hours a week. The amount of FWS earned can't exceed the total amount awarded to the student. FWS students are paid twice a month and must submit time in Kronos or web time entry. When assigning work hours, students and their employer should consider the students award amount, class schedule, and academic progress. If a student works off campus, their employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

For more information on becoming a student employee or what to do after hired, please review the Student Employee Hiring Packet.

Apply for Federal Work Study Positions today!

Undergraduate Assistantships

Undergraduate Assistantships are positions in which financial support is given to undergraduate students (typically juniors and seniors) who have demonstrated superior aptitude in a particular field of study and appear likely to render a high quality of service, who performs specific services in to further his/her undergraduate education . An undergraduate assistant must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA) and be enrolled full time in an on campus ECU undergraduate degree program. Non Degree students are not eligible for undergraduate assistantships. Undergraduate assistantships are paid semi-monthly through a salary or stipend. Award amount varies. The number of hours worked each week will vary by department. Student employees may not work more than 25 hours a week.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available to qualified, full-time, degree-seeking graduate students. The primary purpose of graduate assistantships is to promote the successful completion of an academic program by enabling students to obtain academic or research experience while making progress towards their graduate degree. Appointments are normally given to those students who have shown superior aptitude in their field of study and who appear likely to render a high quality of service to the University by their teaching, research, and other activities. The duties, hours and pay for graduate assistants vary by program.  Offers of assistantships are made directly by the department and are contingent upon the availability of funds. Students interested in learning more about graduate assistantships should contact their graduate program directly or visit the Graduate School website for more information. 

For information on how to complete your I-9, click here. If you have specific questions feel free to contact the Student Employment Coordinator Chanel Child at 252-737-5570 or childc17@ecu.edu.

Complete Your Federal Form I-9

We are excited to share the hours and locations that a student can complete their Federal Form I-9. A student can stop by the Student Employment Office located in the Human Resources office at 210 E. First Street from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions please contact the Student Employment Office at 252-737-5573 or Human Resources at 252-328-9847.

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week.

Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. The ECU campus and the local community depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for efficient operation. It is appropriate to set aside a special week to draw the awareness to the contributions student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill.

For this special week, supervisors will be given the opportunity to nominate exemplary student employees for the Student Employee of the Year Award. Student employee nominees are assessed on the following characteristics:

  • Reliability
  • Quality of work
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
  • The uniqueness of the student's contribution to the employer

Students will also get the opportunity to nominate their Supervisor for the Supervisor of the Year Award. The winners will be announced at our Student Employee Recognition Ceremony. 

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 9th from 2:00-3:30pm in the Willis Auditorium. RSVP is mandatory.

To nominate a Student for Student Employee of the Year: https://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/HumanResources/student-nomination-form.cfm

To nominate a Supervisor for Supervisor of the Year: https://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/HumanResources/supervisor-nomination-form.cfm

Nominations must be in by 5:00pm March 29, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact hireapirate@ecu.edu.