Office of Student Employment

Apply for a Job

The Office of Student Employment allows Emerson students to search and apply to a variety of jobs on campus in a manageable way.

To apply for a Federal Work Study or Emerson Employment job, sign into eCommon with your ECNet username and password. You will have access to all available job postings, descriptions, requirements, and pay scale, as well as a link to the application. 

Within three days of applying, supervisors should change your application status to “Viewed.” This is considered a response. If they have not updated your status, feel free to contact the student employment coordinator so she may follow up with the supervisor. In your email, include your name, ID number, the job title, and department.

Having Trouble Getting a Job?

You should begin applying to jobs as soon as you have access. Do not wait until you are on campus and settled in, or you may miss out on opportunities. Still, if you have trouble finding a position within the first two weeks of the semester, contact the student employment coordinator for help and tips on job hunting strategies.

If you have applied to multiple positions and not received any responses:

  • Check your application for grammatical mistakes and spelling errors and review your answers. Employers take applications very seriously. Do not state that you are applying for a position because you need the funds. 
  • Check your availability for the positions you are applying (if it is an office position, for example, make sure you are available between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm).
  • Make sure your references are appropriately professional. Do not use friends, parents, or relatives.