On-Campus Job Opportunities

Parents and Incoming Students - How Do You Learn of Student Campus Job Opportunities?

The College views opportunities for students to work on campus also as opportunities for professional development, in preparing students for opportunities beyond the Roanoke College community.   As such, there are some requirements that must be met regarding campus employment. 

1)  A campus student employer may NOT hire a student without first having the job posted on MaroonNet powered by Handshake for a minimum of one work week (five business days).  All jobs must be posted!

2)  In order to be considered an applicant for campus jobs, a student MUST upload a resume to his/her MaroonNet profile (addressed below).  It is recommended that students work with the Career Services staff to produce an acceptable document, in order to make a good first impression to employers.  Career Services staff can provide assistance in person, by phone, and/or by email, year-round.  (540-375-2303, careers@roanoke.edu)

The various offices and work sites on campus greatly depend on student employees to fill a number of work positions throughout the year.  About 300 student positions are filled annually, ranging from office assistants, to grounds workers, to cafeteria assistants, and even some opportunities that may be able to carry internship credit as well (such as for accounting students who might want to work in our Business Affairs office, or students who may wish to work in our PR office).  Work sites will use students who are approved for work-study as part of their FAFSA approval process, as well as students who do not qualify for work-study. Each job posting should indicate the restrictions for the respective posted student job opportunity. (Questions about work-study? See Financial Aid Office in Roselawn.)

Students access listings of currently-available on-campus jobs through MaroonNet, our secure online jobs and internship site. All students have access to this site.  New incoming students will gain access within 48 hours of registering for classes for their first semester. The student link for MaroonNet is http://www.roanoke.edu/maroonnet  - use your RC user name and password to enter.  If you experience ANY problems, please contact Career Services - 540-375-2303, or careers@roanoke.edu.

Login to MaroonNet

On your FIRST log-in to MaroonNet, you are encouraged to complete ALL of the details in your profile, as it will help tailor the types of opportunities you are presented with through MaroonNet. Some details are uploaded nightly from the College and cannot be changed.  Students can decide whether or not to make their MaroonNet/Handshake profile "open," which is recommended, but is not required.  Allowing it to be open allows employers to search for candidates based on criteria such as major, Class year, and so on.

Students are required to upload a resume to MaroonNet, in order to be considered for campus employment.  Once logged into your student profile for MaroonNet, in the top toolbar, you should see your initials in a small black circle to the far right.  Point to this icon for a pulldown menu, and you'll see Documents as one option.  Click on Documents, and you'll see the option to download a file (recommend pdf).  Before you add your resume to MaroonNet, it is HIGHLY recommended that you first work with Roanoke's Career Services staff to review it.  Reach out to careers@roanoke.edu to be connected with a staff member.

To search for jobs, point to Jobs in the top toolbar.  You then will see five options to choose from, and select On-Campus for student jobs on our campus.  Each will have a different application method as defined by the respective supervisor, so follow those requirements.  

It is advisable to check this site often, as we never know when campus employers will post a need, though the busiest times will be as we near the end of one semester, moving into another.  

MaroonNet is also used to post off-campus jobs and paid internships, with access as given above. Many local employers will post part-time jobs for students, from retail, to child care, to tutoring.