Student Employment - SUNY Cortland

Student Employment

SUNY Cortland Student Employment Services (SES) provides employers and Cortland community members with a free, easy, and efficient method of finding qualifies and motivated students to fill part-time and seasonal job opportunities.

College students want to work and SES assists in posting job opportunities for all students, regardless of financial status. 

Student Employment Services posts part-time job opportunities in the following job categories: On-Campus Jobs, Off-Campus Jobs, and Seasonal Positions.

What SES Provides:

  • Part-time job search information and opportunities
  • Job search skill-building
  • Off-campus job postings and application instructions
  • Shares On-Campus job listings and information, working with all on campus employers as they are required to post all positions with SES 
  • Posts current positions on online job posting system RedDragonJobs
  • Employer information and applications
  • Hosts Student Employment Fair (local part-time job fair)
  • Summer Job & Camp Fair
  • Seasonal job postings
  • Process I-9 and W-4 verification for campus employment

SES Requirements

Off-campus jobs
Students are responsible for contacting employers and completing application processes.  SES works with close with many off campus employers providing valuable and mutually beneficial job opportunities.

On-campus jobs
Once a student has been offered a job by a campus office they are required to complete I-9 and W-4 forms at SES. There will be no payments made for any on-campus work until forms are completed.

Common documents that students must present include a current passport or EITHER a driver’s license or college ID AND either a original social security card or original birth certificate. These must be original documents, not copies

Student Employment Suggestions

Offices that offer many on-campus jobs include: Residence Life and Housing, Recreational Sports, Athletics, ASC Dining Services, Library and Corey Union in addition to other offices.

The most successful students are persistent, following-up often with busy employers. They dress professionally when visiting employers in person and offer a simple resume with their applications. They remain as flexible as possible with their weeknight and weekend schedules and regularly check our job postings for the most attractive jobs.


If you would like to post job vacancies through Student Employment Services, please register as an employer at RedDragonJobs or contact Student Employment Services.

On-Campus departments/supervisors who hire and/or supervise student assistants
Please make note of the below Student Employment Services policies. 

  • ALL student job vacancies must be listed with Student Employment Services; for on-campus employers the minimum posting time is three business days, after which the position can be filled.  Once a vacancy has been filled the employer must contact Student Employment Services
  • Student assistant employment at all times, including semester breaks and during the summer is limited to a MAXIMUM of 29 hours per week combined, this does NOT include College Work Study hours. (While classes are in session, students should only be allowed to work 20 hours per week inclusive of all jobs held on campus. However, a student who is in good academic standing while classes are in session, or when classes are not in session, may work up to a maximum of 29 hours per week.  At no time shall any student assistant work more than 29 combined hours per week, no exceptions)
    • International students are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session
  • Individuals working must be a regularly enrolled student equating to at least half time
    • Must be a State University of New York student ONLY (this includes community college students).
    • Individuals assigned to these positions over the academic year must be actively enrolled (minimum of six (6) undergraduate credit hours or four and a half (4.5) graduate credit hours) during the full course of their employment.
    • Individuals assigned to these positions over the summer must be enrolled, as defined above, for summer classes or for the upcoming fall semester. As soon as a student graduates, they are no longer eligible to be appointed, or to remain on student assistant payroll.

The hiring of SUNY students will be based on the following priority:

    1. SUNY Cortland students
    2. All other SUNY units including community colleges
  • The appointed student MUST complete a Form I-9 within three (3) calendar days of this start date otherwise they will be restricted from engaging in any additional work activities until the Form I-9 is complete.
  • Student Assistants must be paid a minimum of $8.75

As an employer/supervisor of student employees, you are responsible for adhering to all policies.   If you have questions regarding student employment please do not hesitate to contact Student Employment Services at or 607-753-2223. 

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Contact Student Employment Services

Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-4
Phone: 607-753-2223
Fax: 607-753-2937
Hours: Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-4 p.m.