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Student Employment

Tarleton State University offers enrolled students a wide variety of on-campus jobs, as well as several opportunities for employment with local off-campus organizations. All new student employees and Graduate Assistants are required to attend an orientation session.

Student Job Openings

New Student Hire Process


  1. Student and GA Employment Application
  2. Student and GA Initiate to Hire Smartsheet Form

This process is for new hires, transfer or add jobs. Data changes for current student employees must be entered into Workday by the department.

  1. Complete and submit the Initiate to Hire Form. Link at top of the page.
  2. FOR NEW HIRES ONLY Instruct the new student employee to complete and print an online application and deliver in person along with original work authorization documents for completion of the Federal Form I-9 to Employee Services, Monday through Friday between 8:00 5:00 p.m.
  3. IMPORTANT: Employee Services must receive the completed Initiate to Hire Form and the student employee must present original I-9 work authorization documents by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, for Friday orientation.
  4. Employee Services will run the background check and process the new student employee in Workday using the information from this form.
  5. The workday request will route through Manager and Department Head for review/approval.
  6. Costing allocations will route in Workday for input/approval from the department.
  7. Once Workday approvals are completed, Employee Services will provide the new student employee their UIN via email (cc to Manager and HR Contact) along with instructions to log in to Workday to complete onboarding tasks.
  8. The new student employee will complete all Workday onboarding tasks and register for orientation by 7:00 a.m. Friday to attend orientation Friday.
  9. Once completed, Employee Services will email the Zoom link for orientation registration. The orientation is scheduled every Friday unless the University is closed.
  10. The student employee must complete Workday onboarding tasks and register for orientation by 7:00 a.m. Friday to attend orientation Friday.
  11. Orientations are conducted via Zoom on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Additional orientations will be added in August and September on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. to accommodate peak hiring season.
  12. Employee Services will email authorization to work to the HR Contact and Manager after the student attends orientation.
  13. If the deadlines are missed, the new student employee will need to attend the next available orientation and may not work until Employee Services clears them.

Questions? Please email

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System. View important legal information about prospective employment. 


Pay Day

Student Workers and Non-Teaching Graduate Assistants are on a paid bi-weekly basis. Graduate Assistants (except Non-Teaching GA positions) are paid monthly. Student employees and Graduate Assistant may receive direct deposit payment for paychecks. Visit Tarleton Payroll for more information.

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Non-exempt Graduate Assistants and Student Employees submit hours worked in Workday. Please contact your Hiring Manager regarding time submission deadlines.

Required Trainings

The Texas A&M University System requires all employees to complete various online training courses within the first 30 working days. Assigned trainings are completed in TrainTraq accessed via Workday.

Student Employees and Graduate Assistants are not eligible for paid leave.

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