Work study lets you explore career paths, build solid work references, and earn money toward tuition or living expenses. It’s no surprise that nearly three-quarters of Luther students choose to participate in work study each year.
We want you to feel confident about life after college, which includes feeling prepared for getting a job. This is why we offer a work-study position to virtually every student who applies for one. We feel so strongly about the value of work study that the majority of our on-campus work-study positions are actually funded by Luther (we also participate in the federally funded work-study program). This means that if you’re legally eligible to work in the United States, you’ll be able to work on the Luther campus.
There are lots of on-campus job options. For instance, if you're interested in:
These are just a few examples of the many areas in which Luther students work on campus.
Students with federal work-study funding also have the option of off-campus jobs, such as tutoring at an area school or daycare, helping to harvest and cross-pollinate at Seed Savers Exchange, assisting with tours and collections at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, or working in the gallery at Decorah’s Art Haus, among many other positions.
First-year students are usually assigned a position in dining services, facilities, or grounds maintenance, although a number of other positions are also available. Fill out an application to help us find your best match.