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)
  • Spring Job and Internship Fair
  • Seasonal job postings
  • Process I-9 and W-4 verification for campus employment

Looking for a Part-Time Job?


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

  • During the academic year, student assistant employment should not exceed 20 hours per week. This maximum for International Students is strictly enforced, as it is a term and condition of their Visa status.
  • During breaks, intercession and over the summer, student assistant employment shall not
    exceed 29 hours per week.
  • Student Assistant Appointment Policies and Procedures

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. 

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.