The Student Employment Office (SEO) works with all University departments and the community to create part-time and summer employment opportunities for students. As part of the Financial Aid Office, we administer the Federal Work Study Program university-wide. The purpose of the Student Employment Office is to aid students in obtaining employment that will help finance their education and develop work skills for their future career choice.

The SEO is a resource for job-seeking students and hosts an online jobs database called LakerJobs.

The best way for prospective employers to reach Grand Valley students is through LakerJobs where you can post and manage your job posting, customize a job application, and track student applicants.

We look forward to working with you!


Minimum Wage Increased

Governor Snyder signed a bill raising Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25. However, the increase will be done incrementally from now to 2018. Starting Fall 2014 the minimum wage for student employees will be $8.15. The wage rate schedule has been updated. To find the new rate for your student employees use the same classification and step on the new chart.

Quick Facts

  • There are over 3,500 student employees working on Grand Valley's campus.
  • Studies conducted by the National Association of Student Employment Administrators show that "students who work, do as well or better academically as students who do not work."
  • LakerJobs is updated daily with new job postings.
  • The Student Employment Office puts on annual events such as the Summer Job Fair and Student Employee Appreciation Days.


Disclaimer: Grand Valley State University Student Employment Office maintains this web site as a service to GVSU students. The presence of job announcements on this site does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from GVSU or the Student Employment Office. Students are urged to perform due diligence when applying for or accepting private off-campus employment. Disable any popup blockers while using this site.