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ABOUT Student Employment

Student Employment positions are opportunities available for 2nd-4th Year RU Students within various departments. Student employment helps to finance the cost of tuition at Ramp University and provides students with a weekly paycheck. Students are required to work a certain number of hours throughout the school year to qualify for full tuition coverage. Details of eligibility can be found below.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

The following criteria establish a student’s eligibility for Student Employment at the RampU:

  • A student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards with a letter of recommendation from an instructor or director.

  • Once a recommendation is submitted the application will be reviewed by a HR. 

  • A student must be enrolled full-time in the upcoming RampU year.

  • A student is allotted a specific amount of Student Employment hours to award full coverage of tuition.

OBTAINING STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Student Employment is given to students on a first come first serve basis to those who have completed their application and turned in their letter of recommendation.

    • Students must apply for positions, in which they have the skill set and ability to perform the position.  

  • If accepted, the coordinator will then email the student with a position and their Director Report. 

    • Students will go through the Ramp onboarding process and be required to provide all necessary documentation, as well as sign the employee handbook. 

  • Student Employment opportunities are typically made for the nine month academic year, but may begin as early as June of the same year. 

  • Students will function as employees, and if available, be required to attend all staff meetings, team meetings, 1:1s, etc.

JOB PERFORMANCE

  • A student is expected to notify their Director at least one day before missing a day of work unless it’s an emergency. 

  • A student, who is missing work without notifying his /her supervisor or behaving inappropriately, will be counseled with one time. If the behavior continues the student may be terminated from his/her position.

  • The Director will do an evaluation at the end of each semester. If a student has a poor evaluation, he/she will be counseled. If a student has a second poor evaluation, he/she is no longer eligible for student employment.

  • Students are expected to dress appropriately for the type of position they have been assigned.

POLICY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS

  • Student Employment is given to students on a first come first serve basis to those who have completed their application and turned in their letter of recommendation.

    • Students must apply for positions, in which they have the skill set and ability to perform the position.  

  • If accepted, the coordinator will then email the student with a position and their Director Report. 

    • Students will go through the Ramp onboarding process and be required to provide all necessary documentation, as well as sign the employee handbook. 

  • Student Employment opportunities are typically made for the nine month academic year, but may begin as early as June of the same year. 

  • Students will function as employees, and if available, be required to attend all staff meetings, team meetings, 1:1s, etc.

PAYMENT

  • A student employee is paid at an hourly wage of [$12]. 50% of this will be used to go towards the outstanding balance of tuition until the full amount has been met, as well as provide a weekly pay check for the student. A student employee is still responsible to pay all fees at the start of the school term. 
     

  • 2nd Year student employees must work 22 hours a week for 38 weeks.*

    • A 2nd Year student must fulfill 836 hours of work over a 9.5 month period to pay for their tuition.

  • 3rd Year student employees must work 11 hours a week for 38 weeks.*

    • ​A 3rd Year student must fulfill 418 hours of work over a 9.5 month period to pay for their tuition.  

  • 4th Year student employees must work on average 7 hours a week for 38 weeks.*

    • ​​A 4th Year student must fulfill 250 hours of work over a 9.5 month period to pay for their tuition.

*This does include holiday weeks [Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break]. In the event of holidays, the student employee must establish time-off with his/her direct report and formulate plan for hours to be completed in other weeks. A student may not go over his/her allotment of employment time within one week. A time sheet is to be filled in weekly and turned into the Financial Director. ​

  • A student will be paid for the hours worked. Students will not be paid for sick leave, holidays, overtime or vacation days.

  • If a student finishes allotted hours before the 9.5 months and wishes to remain on as a student employee for the duration of the school year, they may be able to continue as contract labor. 

  • If an opportunity for employment at the Ramp is available, student employees will be able to apply for a permanent position. 

  • Start Dates (dependent on role):

    • Jun 2, 2024 - This changes the weekly hours to 17.5 hours a week for 2nd Year Students. This is not applicable to 3rd and 4th Year students. 

    • Aug 11, 2024

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