Career Preparation

Davis & Elkins College's Office of Career Services & Student Employment acts as a liaison between the College’s diverse, talented pool of students and alumni, employers and volunteers.

Career Services & Student Employment makes experiential opportunities available to D&E students for internship placement, shadowing, and networking opportunities with a wide variety of businesses and institutions both regionally and nationally. D&E students are encouraged to begin working with us during their first year of college and to continue at regular intervals throughout their college career.

A vital part of the Davis & Elkins College workforce consists of our student workers. Each year we hire between 300-400 students across campus and off campus too. For some students, this is their first job and it is a great way to develop essential work habits and enhance their resume.

All students are required to apply for employment each year through our online job board (see Senator Career Link to the left) and complete employment paperwork when hired. Students should bring their original social security card with them to campus when they obtain their first job, as required for the I-9. Copies cannot be accepted.

We do not “place” students in jobs – we allow our process to mimic the real hiring process they will later encounter after graduation.

Most of our students utilize their Federal Work Study awards, but we also hire students without Work Study. We pay students once a month and those funds can be directly applied to their student accounts or be given in the form of a paycheck.

To learn more about obtaining a student job at D&E, click here.

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