Student Employment

Student Employment is a collaborative effort among several departments at Coe College. Below you will find contact information for each office that plays a part, as well as a brief introduction to the many ways you can work on or off campus!

Office and Contact Information:

Work Study Eligibility Questions:
Financial Aid

Phone: 319-399-8540
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu

Student Payroll:
Human Resources

Phone: 319-399-8098
Email: twerner@coe.edu

Off Campus Work Study (Federal):
Community Engagement

Phone: 319-399-8660
Email: CommunityEngagement@coe.edu

Internships or non-work study employment:
Center for Creativity and Careers

Phone: 319-399-8581
Email: o-career@coe.edu

International Students:
International Student Affairs

Phone: 319-399-8843
Email: pgerlach@coe.edu

Academic Year Student Employment

Coe student study at a table Student converse while studying A student works at a computer

Students at Coe College have the opportunity to develop professional relationships and gain personal and career development skills in a variety of areas through student employment. These positions prepare students for the job market and wages earned can help pay for personal or school expenses. All available job openings are listed in Coe Connections.

  • On Campus Work Study
    Work study jobs are available to students that show financial need and are enrolled in a minimum of two course credits. Students typically work 6-8 hours per week, depending on the work study award. Please reference the Work Study Handbook or contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • Off Campus Work Study
    Coe students have the opportunity to work at community/non-profit organizations in Cedar Rapids. The Office of Community Engagement helps students find new positions that are tailored to meet their interests and needs. Examples of work study sites include, but are not limited to; schools, museums, hospitals, libraries, homeless shelters, after school programs and nature centers. Applicants must have a federal (as opposed to institutional) work study award to be eligible. Contact Kara Trebil-Smith in the Office of Community Engagement for details
  • Internships
    Internships are a critical part of a student’s educational experience and can be either academic or experiential. Academic internships fulfill an educational requirement and are overseen by a faculty advisor. Experiential internships are not taken for academic credit but allow students to gain valuable employment experience. For more information about internships, contact the Coe College Center for Careers and Creativity.  
  • Non-Work Study Positions
    There are many opportunities to work on campus or in Cedar Rapids without a work study award. You will find access to exciting positions in the community and on campus by searching Coe Connections. For more information, visit the Center for Creativity and Careers.

Summer Student Employment

Summer student employment begins the day after graduation and ends the day before classes begin. Any work completed during this time is not work study and cannot be paid through a work study award.

All summer student employment opportunities can be found on the Coe Connections page.

International Student Employment

Click here to view the guidelines for International Student Employment.