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SIU's Student Employment Program is a cooperative effort between the Career Development Center, Financial Aid, Payroll, Accounts Payable, and the University hiring departments. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a member of the National Student Employment Association and employs approximately 2,000 students on campus, annually. The Student Employment Program is dedicated to enhancing student development by creating challenges and teaching responsibility.

The Submit a Job link connects departmental staff to the comprehensive online hiring process.

The Student Employment Supervisor's Manual was developed to assist departmental staff who are involved with student employees. 

The Student Employment Job Classifications list will help the departmental staff determine the complete, correct Position ID Number(s) currently assigned to their department.  

The Student Employment Job Descriptions list provides departmental staff with descriptions of the available job titles for student employees.

The Student Payroll Schedule provides departmental staff access to the Payroll Office website.

The Student Grievance Process provides student employees with a guide to help them resolve any conflict or misunderstanding of student employment policies or regulations with the employer.


Student employees must have a direct deposit to either a personal checking or savings account, or an established debit account.

Important Semester Dates

Fall 2021
First day of employment:                     August 8th (Payroll period ST18)
Break period:                                        August 8th – August 14th
Classes begin:                                      August 16th
Thanksgiving break:                            November 20th - November 28th
Last day of employment:                     December 11th
Spring 2022
First day of employment:                     December 12th
Break/Intersession period:                 December 12th - January 9th
Classes begin:                                       January 10th
Spring break:                                       March 5th - March 13th
Last day of employment:                     May 14th