FAQs

To understand more about student employment at Kennesaw State University, view our frequently asked questions below:

Rules / Requirements

  • Yes. With some exceptions, student assistants must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) to be eligible for student employment.

  • HR tracks enrollment before initial hire and semesterly for all student assistants.

  • Up to 20 hours during the semester and up to 40 hours per week during summer and breaks. 
  • F-1 students may work up to 20 hours per week when school is in session. They may work up to 40 hours per week during winter and spring breaks. They can work up to 40 hours per week as a student assistant in the summer, if enrolled in at least 1 class. If not enrolled, they will need to be converted to a temporary status. 

    J-1 students can work up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and more than 20 hours per week during breaks with authorization from their J-1 visa sponsor.  
  • Students may hold no more than 2 student positions at a time.
  • Any time they have a break in employment or go 180 days without receiving a paycheck.
  • They can, depending on the nature of the duties being performed. Visit this link for more information on background checks and reach out to the Program Coordinator for Student Employment if you have questions.

Hiring Process

  • Please visit the hiring guide.

  • To post a student position, click here.

  • View/apply for student postings here.
  • No. If you know who you want to hire, you can submit a SEHF to HR@kennesaw.edu
  • The Student Employment Hiring Form may be found here.
  • Yes. KSU uses a website called Handshake, which is managed by the Department of Career Planning and Development. Please visit this page for more information if you would like to post a position. You can call 470-578- 2724 if you have questions.

Compensation

  • Please visit the hiring guide.

  • Yes. Contact the Program Coordinator for Student Employment for guidance and the approval process.

  • Submit an ad-hoc salary change request via OneUSG MSS. You can search for a job aid here.  

Using OneUSG and MSS

  • Job aids for MSS transactions can be found here.

  • For information on Manager Self Service, click here.

    For information on Employee Self Service, click here.

Performance Management and Evaluation

  • No.

  • Yes. However, please contact the Program Coordinator for Student Employment for assistance in designing/reviewing your evaluations.

  • No.
  • Yes, if it meets the following criteria: Students whose performance is not meeting expectations must be fully informed of specific issues and given a chance to remediate their performance.
  • All student terminations for cause must be approved by the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Legal Affairs. Contact the Program Coordinator for Student Employment for guidance/approval prior to terminating a student assistant for cause.

Separation

  • Submit a termination request via OneUSG MSS. A job aid can be found here.

  • All terminations for cause must be approved by the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Legal Affairs. Contact the Program Coordinator for Student Employment for guidance/approval prior to terminating a student assistant for cause.

  • They may work through the end of the month in which they graduate.
  • With some exceptions, student assistants must maintain half-time enrollment to be able to work in that capacity. However, we understand that you may need to retain a student worker who graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled half-time. In these situations, please reach out to the Program Coordinator for Student Employment via email or by phone at 470-578-3948. 

Miscellaneous

  • Information on the FWS Program can be found here.
  • Information about graduate assistantships can be found here
  • Click here for more information on student employment requirements for international students.
  • Yes. Please reach out to the Program Coordinator for Student Employment via email or by phone at 470-578-3948 to discuss your specific needs.


 

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