Student Employment

Career Planning & Resources, the Office of Financial Aid, and Human Resources have teamed up to create a positive student employment experience for both students and supervisors.  Scripps believes fully in the capacity of the student employment experience to provide students with valuable educational experiences, opportunities for personal growth, career development and skills training.  We believe work enhances the total educational journey as students learn responsibilities, attitudes and processes that will contribute to their success post-Scripps.

Notice to Supervisors

The Student Employment Coordinator in CP&R is available to help with questions regarding policies and procedures, posting and promoting open positions, and best practices in supervising student employees. For more information, contact Lesley Bonds or call (909) 621-8180.

To request a new student employment position in your department, please send your completed and signed Request for Student Employment form to studentemployment@scrippscollege.edu. Requests may take 3-5 business days to process, so please plan ahead. Once approved, the Student Employment Coordinator will post all positions in ClaremontConnect, Scripps’ central online database, formerly known as The Gateway, where students may search and apply for available on-campus positions. For information about posting your own positions in ClaremontConnect, contact the Student Employment Coordinator to set up a personal orientation to the system.

Students around campus are doing important work to support the missions and visions of the offices that employ them, and we love to hear about their successes! Check out Emily Simmons’ ’14 work on the Dance Department Alumnae Newsletter. Kudos to Emily!

Notice to Students

Student employment experiences offer students a double incentive: earn money to help meet college expenses while gaining valuable job experience.  In the competitive job market, employers value work experience among new graduates, an many on-campus departments hire students as employees.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is need-based and eligibility is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. For specific questions about your federal work-study award, contact Julia Sundstrom. Note that your FWS status does not guarantee you a job.  You are responsible for the job search process including researching, applying, and interviewing for the positions.

Additional Student Employee Resources:

Searching for Jobs on Campus

CP&R provides a centralized online database called ClaremontConnect, formerly known as The Gateway, to post all on- and off-campus jobs including work-study, non-work-study, and internship positions. This system is shared across The Claremont Colleges, so you can find and apply for campus work across the Consortium. Wondering what jobs are available today? Take a sneak peek without having to log in first:


Log in to ClaremontConnect:

  • Enter your 8-digit Scripps College ID number and password. If needed, click “Forgot Password” and look for an email with the subject: ClaremontConnect Password Reset Request.
  • Click on “Opportunities” at the top of the screen and select “ClaremontConnect Opportunities.”
  • Choose “On-Campus Employment” under Position Type and click “Search.”
  • Click “Job Title” in the search results for a detailed position description. Follow the application instructions provided.

Note: You will need to complete the Profile section at least once each year.

Additional resources for part-time work

Contact individual departments across campus or inquire at local business about available positions.

Stop by CP&R during drop-in hours Monday through Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm for assistance any part of your search or application.