Employment FAQ's

How do I find a job?

  1. New students can attend the job fair on Thursday, August 28th from 2:30–4:00 pm in Sharples Dining Hall.
  2. Visit/contact the individual departments and learn about their open positions and application procedures directly.
  3. The Student Employment Office posts new jobs, including off-campus jobs, on our bulletin board if employers contact us. Off-campus positions include but are not limited to child care, house-sitting, and yard work.
  4. Check the Classifieds section of the Dash at https://secure.swarthmore.edu/dash/
  5. Watch your student email for the Reserved Student Digest (RSD).
  6. If you need further guidance, email the Student Employment Office to set up an appointment.  We will be glad to help you in your search. 

How many hours can I work?

The College suggests that your work no more than 7 or 8 hours per week as you should keep enough time for academics, social life and other extracurricular activities.

What are the current hourly rates?

  • Pay level 1: $8.95 / hr
  • Pay level 2: $9.28 / hr
  • Pay level 3: $9.60 / hr