Student Employment Opportunities

COVID-19 Student Employment Guidance

Updated 3/23/20 

Here is some important information about Work Study and Non-Work Study student employees based on what we know today (please be aware that situations related to COVID-19 continue to evolve and so will compliance):

Working Remotely

The decision of working remotely is a supervisor’s discretion based on the job duties assigned and the student employee’s ability to work from home, if accommodations are provided.Student Employees should talk to their supervisor to find out the impact on their position and options for remote work. Supervisors are encouraged to be as flexible as possible. All employees working remotely will still need to follow the college guidance on working remotely. Students should expect their supervisor to work directly with them to create work/communications plans to identify projects, define goals, timelines, expectations and support needed. The college recognizes that it may be difficult to provide student employees with access/technology accommodations because priority is given to full-time staff and faculty at this time. If student employees are able to work remotely, there is no change to the procedure for reporting hours worked. 

Work Study Students Only

All hours worked during the extended break will be pulled out of the winter award. For spring reallocated to winter please contact Only continuing students who are currently registered for six credits in spring can continue to work. If supervisors cannot make accommodations for students to work remotely, work study students can still get pay for the hours they were scheduled to work.

Applying for Unemployment

Students may qualify for short-term unemployment if your department cannot employ them remotely. The Employment Security Department has adopted a series of emergency rules to support state employees impacted by COVID-19.  For example, employees may receive unemployment benefits if their workplace shuts down operations temporarily because a co-worker becomes sick or other employees need to be isolated or quarantined.  In addition, employees who are asked to isolate or quarantine themselves may receive unemployment benefits and have the work search requirement waived as long as they have a return to work date.  For more information about emergency unemployment rules related to COVID-19 please go to: The college is not representing whether employees will qualify, the decision is made by ESD.  

Note: Institutional Hire student employees cannot be paid for hours not worked. Students who cannot work remotely will not be paid.

Career Services Approved Resume

All Student Employment positions require a Career Services approved resume which are good for a calendar year beginning in June.  After one calendar year, students must update their resume and have them re-approved to continue their participation in Student Employment. For resume approval, students should bring a hard or electronic copy of their resume to Career Services, Penguin Union Building Room 002 for review.

Student Employment Quiz

All Student Employment positions require the student to complete the Student Employment Quiz located on their MyClark@Clark page. To complete this quiz students should go to Clark students, then to MyClark@Clark, sign in with your Clark Lab Account username and password, proceed to the box that says Student Employment. It will then prompt the student to read about the program and answer questions following the reading. Students are required to pass with a 70% to see the jobs currently available for hire.

Work Study

Work Study jobs, on and off-campus, are available only to students who qualify for financial aid and are classified as a Washington resident. Work Study positions will be identifiable by a WS in front of the job code. Take the Career Services approved resume and the job code to Financial Aid for the referral. For more information please contact the Financial Aid office or email them at

Institutional Hire

Institutional Hire jobs (on campus only) do not require financial aid eligibility, but students must be enrolled in 6 credits or more and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. All Institutional Hire opportunities can be viewed online on the MyClark@Clark page, under student employment. Institutional Hire positions will be identifiable by a IH in front of the job code. Career Services will issue a job referral for those positions.

For additional assistance with resume building please contact the front desk for an appointment for a resume critique.

Student Employment Checklist

Sample Resumes

Skills for Resumes

Summary of Qualifications


For More Information Please Contact

Clark College, Career Services, PUB 002
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663