Student Employment Programs
About Student Employment
To assist students with financing their education, Nova Southeastern University offers employment opportunities for students through various programs. Positions are available to students with or without financial need at locations on or off campus.
Student Employment Workshop
All first-time student employment applicants are required to complete the Student Employment Workshop. Students must register for, complete the workshop, and submit the Certificate of Completion with the Student Employment Application before receiving referrals or being cleared to work.
If you previously held a student employment position at NSU and completed the Student Employment Workshop, you DO NOT need to complete another Student Employment Workshop. If you would like to apply for other positions, email Student Employment with your full name, NSU ID number, and include up to three job numbers.
How and When to Register for the Student Employment Workshop
When to Register:
Please note that students must be fully admitted into an eligible degree or certificate program (i.e., all admissions requirements/documents have been satisfied) to be able to apply for any student employment positions.
Students who begin classes in the fall semester, can register for the Student Employment Workshop beginning July 1.
Students who wish to apply for a student employment position for semesters other than the fall, can register for the Student Employment Workshop at any time.
How to register:
- Complete the Registration for Student Employment Workshop.
- Enter your full name, NSU ID number, and NSU email address.
- You will be sent an email confirming your registration within 4-7 business days.
- After receiving the confirmation email, log into Blackboard to complete the Student Employment Workshop course.
- You must pass the quiz (12 or more points) that follows the presentation, and print out the Certificate of Completion, and submit it with the Student Employment Application.
Student Employment Applications
Applications for the fall semester will be accepted starting August 1. Applications submitted before August 1 will be returned to the student. You must have completed the Student Employment Workshop in order to apply for student employment position. The workshop certificate of completion must be attached to the student employment application.
Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
- Submit in person to the Office of Student Employment located on the first floor of the Horvitz Administration Building on the main campus in Davie.
- Scan and email Student Employment
- Fax to the attention of: Student Employment to (954) 262-3967
- Mail to:
Nova Southeastern University
Attn: Office of Student Employment
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
After submitting your completed student employment application and certificate, within 7 business days you will receive an email to your NSU email account with referrals for positions. Be sure to list up to three job numbers that you are interested in on the application. Once you receive the job referrals, contact the supervisor(s) listed on the referrals to set up an interview. The supervisor will decide on placement within his or her department. If you have any questions, please email Student Employment.
Hours and Location
Office of Student Employment
Horvitz Administrative Building, 1st floor
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based program that provides students with part-time employment opportunities to help meet financial need. It offers work experience while providing assistance to the campus and the surrounding community. The FWS award reflects the amount a student may be eligible to earn. Please note that the award does not guarantee employment. A student must be hired and work in order to receive the funds, which is issued as a bi-weekly paycheck.
FWS students may work up to 25 hours per week depending on eligibility. The pay rate varies depending on the position. Interested students must file a FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA. For more information email Student Employment or call 800-806-3680 or (954) 262-3380.
America Reads and America Counts Program
The America Reads/Counts program employs Federal Work-Study students to serve as reading and math tutors to elementary school children. Students must work between 10 to 25 hours per week. Interested students must file a FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA. For further information, contact the American Reads/Counts Administrator via email Student Employment or call (954) 262-3380.
NSU Employment Program (NSE)
This program provides part-time, on-campus jobs for in-school students regardless of financial need. Students do not need to apply for financial aid to be considered for these positions. Foreign students may qualify for on-campus student employment under this program. For more information contact Student Employment via email Student Employment or call 800-806-3680 or (954) 262-3380.
Job Location and Development Program (JLD)
The Job Location and Development Program serves in developing and locating off-campus community service jobs for students. Positions are open to all in-school students of Nova Southeastern University regardless of financial need. Students are encouraged to help improve their community while earning money to help cover their educational expenses. Positions can either be part-time or full-time. For additional information, email Stacey Levy or call (954) 262-7419.
Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)
The Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) is a need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. FWEP is awarded to undergraduate students who have not received a first bachelor's degree and who meet Florida residency, citizenship, and academic requirements. Students are to complete the FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA by the priority deadline date of May 15. Students must be enrolled at least half-time.
Students who have been awarded FWEP will receive an award notice from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
For more information on other State-of-Florida programs and requirements, go to the Florida Department of Education Web site or call (888) 827-2004.