Important Information: Please be mindful of phishing attempts regarding Student Employment opportunities. To verify phishing attempts, please reference the Cornell IT Security Phish Bowl. Cornell employers will not send electronic payroll checks by email and will not ask students to make gift card purchases on their behalf.

University Statement on Student Employment

Cornell University has, since its inception, supported the concept of student employment. In addition to earning money to help cover educational cost, students can gain significant experience and skills from their work. In support of that concept the university strives to provide job opportunities through Cornell departments that require various levels of responsibility, experience, and skill. Student employees are not entitled to university benefits with the exception of New York State workers compensation and short term disability. The university reviews its student employment policies often.

Summer 2023 Updates

Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, students that receive Federal Work Study funding in their financial aid package will be able to begin using those funds during the summer. This means that continuing students can begin using their 2023-24 FWS funding to support their summer student employment on June 1, 2023. New students can begin using their 2023-24 FWS funding beginning July 1, 2023.

This change allows for a continuous student employment experience and reduces the need for the mass termination and rehire process, while ensuring the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment can maintain accurate fiscal records for reporting purposes.

Please review the Summer 2023 FAQ.