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Did you know that students who work on campus are more likely to persist in their academic studies?  Through part-time employment, students become better acquainted with faculty, staff, and other students and are more likely to feel like they are part of the campus community.  Students also gain skills in critical thinking, time management, and emotional intelligence and are better suited to successfully enter the workforce.  SOU is proud to serve our students by helping them obtain campus and Federal Work Study positions.  RaiderJOBS, powered by Handshake, is SOU's online job listing service.

Step 1. Build a resume and cover letter to showcase your skills and interests and complete the Student Employment Questionnaire (pdf).  For assistance, please visit the Office of Career Connections in the Stevenson Union, Room 310, or call 541-552-8820.

Step 2. Search RaiderJOBS (Handshake) and apply to the position(s) of interest by appending your resume, cover letter, and other required documents.  For assistance logging in or searching for positions, see these instructions

Step 3. When called for an interview, take a moment to reflect on how your education, skills, interests, and experience fit with what the position is seeking.  Dress professionally, silence your phone, be prompt, and tailor your answers to the specific job.

Step 4. When offered the position, Human Resources/PeopleAdmin will send you an email.  Note, your university-provided email account is the primary means for communication (SOU Electronic Mail (Email) Communication Policy (FAD.074)).  Follow the instructions and access the unique link to complete the required employment paperwork (a digital onboarding experience). Once complete, Human Resources/PeopleAdmin sends an email to the supervisor confirming your authorization to begin work.  No work can be performed until this step is complete. 

Step 5. Meet with the supervisor and get orientated with the department and clarify position requirements.  Submit hours worked for approval through Web Time Entry via InsideSOU.edu.


Notice to Current and Prospective Student Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”), requires that current and prospective students and employees are notified of the availability of our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession, and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report can be accessed at the following link:


A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.