SUNY Oneonta

Student Employment Services


Part-time Job Opportunities

On-Campus Temp Service
On-campus departments advertise part-time employment opportunities on DragonLink, the Career Development Center's online career management system. Freshman and Transfer students receive a DragonLink welcome message containing login instructions prior to the start of classes in August. It is encouraged that students view and apply for positions as early as possible as on-campus positions fill very quickly.

All temp service students are required to complete employment paperwork at the start of each new academic year. Completed employment paperwork must be submitted in person and is processed in the Career Development Center. Please click on "Paperwork" tab for further information.

Federal Work Study (FWS)
The Financial Aid Office is responsible for the administration of the FWS program. The administration of the FWS program is in collaboration with services provided by the Career Development Center. The Financial Aid Office oversees departmental budgets and student eligibility. Development of FWS sites is accomplished through outreach performed by the Student Employment Coordinator, Carrer Development Center. Students' FWS jobs and assignments are managed by the Student Employment Coordinator, as well as the hiring process for supervisors and students. Students have the opportunity to choose where they would like to work when applying for FWS jobs on Dragonlink - SUNY Oneonta's online career management system, and receive individualized assistance during the matching interviewing process with off-campus organizations. For questions related to FWS eligibility please contact the Financial Aid Office (607) 436-2532.

Off-Campus Part-Time Job Opportunities:
We receive job vacancies from off campus employers throughout the academic year. Students looking to work off campus may view job postings on DragonLink. The majority of all off-campus positions are located within walking distance or the local bus routes.

How To Apply for On and Off-Campus Part-Time Jobs:

To obtain part-time employment information please login to DragonLink.

DragonLink Logo

Username: SUNY Oneonta Email Address
NOTE: Your email address is pre-populated. If you are a current student and have not received a DragonLink welcome message containing your password, please click on forgot password and you will be able reset your password.
Password: Provided

Once registered, click on the Jobs and Internships tab followed by Jobs and Internships for SUNY Oneonta students and Alumni. All of the part-time on and off campus positions can be found here, including the full description and how to apply.

Problems signing in? Please email .

Student Employment Paperwork


1) NEW Student employees will need to present original documents that establish both identity and employment authorization.

Please refer to the list of acceptable documents below. Student employees must bring original documents IN PERSON to the Career Development Center before being allowed to work. Expired documents are NOT accepted.

-Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility: US Passport or U.S. Passport Card, Permanent Residency Card.

-Documents that establish identity only: Official Photo ID (e.g., college ID, driver's permit, driver's license, enhanced driver's license, Voter's registration Card, U.S. Military card or draft record.)

-Documents that establish employment authorization only: Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Print I-9 Form and complete Section 1 - Employee Information and Attestation - where the student employee signs and dates the form. Section 2 - Employer or Authorized Representative Review and Verification - will be completed by Career Development Center staff. The Form I-9 is required to be completed only once during a student's attendance at SUNY Oneonta for FWS and/or Student Temporary Service employment. 


For a complete list of documents please refer to the List of Acceptable Documents provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


2) ALL student employees will need to complete the following forms and bring them to the Career Development Center. Permanent Home Address must be used on ALL forms.

Form W-4 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate for Federal Tax - Print and complete numbers 1, 2, 3, 5 , employee signature and date. This form will need to be completed each academic year AND for each payroll type.

Form IT-2104 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate for NYS Tax - Print and complete top of form including Name, Address, SSN, Marital Status, item #1, and employee signature and date. This form will need to be completed each academic year AND for each payroll type.

If applicable, Form IT-2104-E Certificate of Exemption from Withholding- Print and complete top portion of page as instructed. This form is only for students who claim to be exempt from tax withholdings.

Retirement Election Form - Complete and return to the Career Development Center.

Student Appointment Vita Form for New Student Employees - Print and complete all sections of the form. This form will need to be completed for each payroll type, i.e. FWS and Temporary Service.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: Paychecks can be picked up at the Payroll Office, Netzer Administration Building, Room 214. Direct Deposit is also available. Employees may enroll by completing a Direct Deposit form found on the Payroll website.

For more information about the above or any of the programs and services offered through the Career Development Center, contact the Center in 110 Netzer Administration Building, phone (607) 436-2534, e-mail:

On-Campus Employers

Student employees play a vital role in the operation of day to day activities here at SUNY Oneonta. Last year nearly 1,500 students were employed on campus. Students can be hired through temporary service or through the Federal Work-Study Program.

On-Campus employers are strongly encouraged to post part-time opportunities through Student Employment Services. Please complete and submit a Student Employment Service Form and return it to the Career Development Center. All positions are posted within twenty-four hours for students to view through DragonLink.

On campus departments interested in participating in Federal Work Study Program are required to complete the Job Description Form .The description of job duties, expected qualifications, work schedule and type of supervision will assist in the placement process of students who qualify for Federal Work Study. Job Description Forms can be submitted to Student Employment Services at 110 Netzer Administration Building, or by FAX: (607) 436-2094.


2017 National Student Employee Appreciation Day: April 11, 2018

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week in April (this year the week of April 8-14th) so that Colleges and Universities across the country can honor their student employees for their hard work and dedication. As usual, SUNY Oneonta will celebrate our student employees on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. Student Employment Services encourage all departments who hire student workers to recognize their students on April 11th or during Student Employee Appreciation Week.

Note: Departmental funding is not to be used for purchasing student gifts. For low cost celebratory ideas please contact the Career Development Center.

IRC Poster SEAD 2011Jazzmans Student Employment Appreciation Day Outdoor SignCDC SEAD 2010



For more information, please contact:
Anna Legname
Student Employment Coordinator
(607) 436-2534

Off-Campus Employers

GOALS: Many college students look for part-time employment while attending college. Our goal is to provide our students with the opportunity to obtain part-time jobs to help pay bills and learn transferable work related skills.

PART-TIME VACANCY POSTING: We post the job opening on DragonLink for students to view. DragonLink is a national recruiting network of web based recruiting and career service tools. The part-time positions listed through DragonLink specifically target SUNY Oneonta enrolled students. If the students are interested they will contact you to apply. The employer has complete control at all times over whom they want to hire. When the position is filled email or call our office and we will remove the listing. For statistical purposes we also ask that you inform our office if you hired SUNY Oneonta students, or you can complete the monthly hire report form and return it by US mail or email at your earliest convenience . That’s all there is to it! And of course, please feel free to use our service as many times as you need to.


HOW TO POST A JOB: Complete, mail or fax the forms to Career Development Center, 110 Netzer Admin. Building, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, fax (607) 436-2094. We can also take your information by phone (607) 436-2534.

Part-Time Job Vacancy Form

Also, we will be glad to take employment information over the phone.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY: The goal of Federal Work Study Program is to provide eligible students with an opportunity to work, learn new skills and earn wages during the school year to assist with educational costs. Federal Work Study provides the opportunity to experience the world of work while attending college. From the employer perspective, the FWS program eliminates the cost of wages for your department, however...the cost to the employer is time, training, and providing a good experience to each student participating in the program, as well as certain administrative duties.

To participate in the Federal Work Study Program as an employer, there are two required forms: The Job Description Form and the Off- Campus Agreement Contract.

Thank you for your interest and supporting SUNY Oneonta students!


For more information, please contact:
Anna Legname
Student Employment Coordinator
(607) 436-2534

Prevent Job Scams

How to Avoid Job Scams:
Student Employment Services at the Career Development Center focuses on giving all students the best customer service, and we take all steps possible to prevent fraudulent employers from posting jobs through our site. Students who are looking for jobs online, even through SUNY Oneonta Dragonlink should be aware how to avoid job scams. The following is a very helpful article on the top 10 warning signs of Job scams

For more resources on avoiding Job Scams visit the links:
- Federal Trade Commission
-USA.Gov Information on Common Scams and Frauds

Reliable places to research businesses:
-Better Business Bureau educational videos

Filing a fraud case:

For affected victims of an online crime and to file a complaint, please visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)



For more information, please contact:
The Career Development Center
110 Netzer Admin. Building
(607) 436-2534