Student Employment

Student Employment

The Office of Diversity's Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center is one of the largest employers of African American students on campus. In the past, the Hale Center has employed more than 163 students a year. Our students get experience helping to manage programs and special events.

Work Study Opportunities

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program is to provide part-time employment for students who need the income to help meet the costs of postsecondary education and to encourage FWSP recipients to participate in community service activities. Additionally, by providing a wide range of employment opportunities in various fields, the Federal Work-Study Program helps students to get work experience related to their educational and career objectives.

At the Hale Center, students are given the opportunity to work in an environment that supports and fosters their academic success. Students learn skills related to:

  • Managing special events and programming
  • Creating newsletters and publications
  • Monitoring computer labs and maintaining protocol
  • Secretarial duties and responsibilities
  • Management of building maintenance

Also, we monitor our students and their performance on a consistent basis, and we reward those who follow the Hale Center values by giving them an opportunity to become a “Student Leader." Student leaders are given more responsibility than the average work-study student. This experience is instrumental in helping them progress in their career while a student at Ohio State and in their post-graduate career as well. Being a leader of their peers will help build confidence and prepare them to manage others throughout their life.

Please see instructions below for the various work-study opportunities available in the Hale Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  1. Apply for and be approved for work study funding and accept it.

  2. Pay all your outstanding Ohio State fees.

  3. Email your Cover Letter and Resume to Mrs. Johnson at Harvey.129@osu.edu.

  4. Schedule a virtual information session where you will meet staff members and learn about the Hale Center work study positions.

  5. Email your job referral to position # 400003705 for Mr. Mayo at Mayo.4@osu.edu if your last name begins with M -Z. For last names beginning with an A - L email referral to Mrs. Johnson at Harvey.129@osu.edu and position # 300130730.

  6. Following receiving job referral, you will receive Quick Response codes, which are linked to additional paperwork including your work schedule, class schedule, and emergency contact information.

  7. You will also receive an email from Human Resources congratulating you on your hiring and asking you to complete additional paperwork at their office.

  8. Once you complete the paperwork you will receive a second email from Human Resources that will include your start date.

  9. Meet with your supervisor to confirm your employment.

You may now begin working at the Hale Center.

Please contact Mayo.4@osu.edu if you have any questions.

  1. Apply for and be approved for Work Study Funding and accept it.

  2. Pay all your outstanding Ohio State fees.

  3. Email your job referral for position # 400003705 to Mr. Mayo at Mayo.4@osu.edu if your last name begins with M -Z. For last names beginning with an A - L email referral to Mrs. Johnson at Harvey.129@osu.edu and position # 300130730.

  4. You will receive Quick Response codes, which are linked to additional paperwork including your work schedule, class schedule, and emergency contact information.

  5. You will also receive an email from Human Resources congratulating you on your hiring and asking you to complete additional paperwork at their office.

  6. Once you complete the paperwork you will receive a second email from Human Resources that will include your start date.

  7. Meet with your supervisor to confirm your employment.

You may now begin working at the Hale Center.

Please contact Mayo.4@osu.edu if you have any questions

  1. Approve and accept federal work study funds.

  2. Pay any outstanding student fees at Ohio State.

  3. Contact supervisors in the unit of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for rehire or interview.

  4. Email your Federal Work-Study Job Referral Form to the supervisor in the unit of Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  5. Following your interview, you will receive Quick Response codes, which will be linked to additional paperwork including emergency contact information.

  6. Upon approval, the supervisor will email the student's Federal Work-Study Job Referral Form to Harvey.129@osu.edu.

  7. An ODI staff member will submit the referral to Human Resources.

  8. You will receive an email from Human Resources congratulating you on your hiring and asking you to complete additional paperwork at their office.

  9. Once you complete the paperwork you will receive a second email from Human Resource that will include your start date.

You can then begin working at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Please contact Harvey.129@osu.edu if you have any questions.

Hale Center Work-Study Virutual Informational sessions

To learn more about student employment at the Hale Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Phil Mayo will be holding Zoom meetings:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at:

9 a.m.
11 a.m.

1 p.m.
3 p.m.

Please send your reservation for date and time to mayo.4@osu.edu and you will receive the Zoom meeting link as well as the password.