Student employees play a significant role in the overall operation of Bowdoin.
By employing students in your department, you are fulfilling an operational need while providing growth and development opportunities to the student. For many students, working at Bowdoin is a chance to practice and learn the skills and competencies that will make them successful in the future. Your role as a supervisor, and often mentor, is a vital part of that process.


JobX is an online posting board for student jobs. Create and store job descriptions, post jobs, receive applications, and communicate directly with applicants. 

 workday logo  Workday is Bowdoin's hiring, payroll, and time-tracking system.   

Pay Information 

Find information on student pay rates, pay increases, and payroll schedules in the Pay Information section.   

Now that you have hired your student:
  1. Clearly define the expectations of the job and discuss employment policies.
  2. Train your students how to log time and when to submit time in Workday.
  3. If your student is working in a position that has access to sensitive or confidential information, be sure to have each student sign a confidentiality agreement on an annual basis. Once signed, scan and upload agreement to the employee's Workday file. All agreements should be retained in Workday.
Incentive Pool

Interested in hiring a student for a special project but don't have the funds to support this? SEO can help!  Learn more about the Incentive Pool and how to apply for funding.  

Student Employee Appreciation

Recognize and show appreciation for the work your students perform!  

  • Appreciation Ideas
  • Student Employee Appreciation Week
  • Student Employee of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards and Ceremony
Student Employment Advisory Board

The Student Employment Advisory Board (SEAB) offers guidance to SEO on projects and matters of policy and procedure.  
Student Employee Appreciation Reception 2018 photo compilation