About Student Employment

The Student Employment Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver  provides students paid jobs to help alleviate some financial needs they may have while attending university. In addition to receiving a paycheck, student employees receive on-the-job training, professional development, and will develop leadership skills, all while building professional relationships. Student Employees are considered valuable employees of MSU Denver and are able use their skills and talents to contribute to the success of the University.

Are you eligible for student employment?

  • Students should be at least 18 years of age to be considered for student employment.
    • Students under the age of 18 who are interested in working for the University should contact Human Resources.  
  • Students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours for each semester – fall and spring, unless it is the last semester before the student graduates.
    • International students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester (with the exception of the summer term).
  • Students must also maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in the student employment program.

Summer Employment

  • For summer employment: Work-Study Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to receive a work-study award.
    • Hourly Student Employees are not required to be enrolled in summer classes if they enrolled for the fall semester.
    • However, if student employees are not enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, they will be enrolled in the Student Employee Retirement Plan (SERP) administered by TIAA. 

Please note: There are some additional requirements for graduating students, international students or students in a graduate program.

How do you find a job?

Students are encouraged to first review the Student Employment Opportunities to learn more about student employment at MSU Denver. Here you will find the different student employment opportunities available, including work-study, student hourly, internships and other opportunities for work-study jobs outside of MSU Denver, at an authorized agency (CU Denver, Community College of Denver and more).

After you get a job, what are the next steps?

The Student Employment Getting Started website will guide you through the steps needed to successfully get you started.

If you have any questions regarding student employment please reach out to the student employment team.
Email: [email protected]

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Get in touch with Human Resources, Payroll, or Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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Student Employment:
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Payroll Services

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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