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.
Need help deciding whether work study is right for you? Learn more about how it works, read about current student-worker experiences, view our Work Study Q & A document, or contact Luther’s Financial Aid Office for more information.