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Student Employment

Information for Employers

Employment can be a very important part of a student’s experience at Montana Tech. Working while attending college can help to defer the cost of education, assist in learning valuable time management skills, and give transferable experience to students when they enter the job market.


Finding a Student Employee

Available positions can be posted through Career Services in DIGGERecruiting. Create an employer account or login to your existing DIGGERecruiting account to post jobs and search for students interested in on-campus jobs.

Student Employment Paperwork

Once you hire a student, the student must complete the student employment paperwork.

If the student previously worked on campus, contact Tristan Sewell in Enrollment Services at or (406) 496-4223 for a student employment certification form.

If the student is new to student employment, he or she must pick up student employment paperwork from Tristan Sewell in Enrollment Services, MG 207. Tristan will explain the forms and policy and procedures. Contact Tristan Sewell at or (406) 496-4223 with any questions.

Paying a Student Employee


Montana Tech uses pre-printed timecards. Supervisors will receive pre-printed timecards from Enrollment Services through campus mail once complete paperwork for each student employee is received.

It is up to the student and supervisor to ensure timecards are returned to Enrollment Services by the deadline.

All timecards are:

  • Due on the 18th day of each month (if the 18th is a weekend or holiday, cards are due on the next business day);
  • Only accepted if completed in ink and must be signed by the student and supervisor;
  • Only accepted if delivered by the supervisor, administrative associate or other campus official, or if delivered by a student in a sealed envelope signed by the supervisor.


Students are paid on the first day of each month. Students who do not have direct deposit can pick up paychecks with a photo ID at the Business Office, MG 205. (If the first is on a Sunday or holiday, checks will be available the following business day. If the first is on a Saturday, checks will normally be available the Friday before.)

Confidentiality Issues

In many of the positions available, students may have access to confidential material. Students are expected to respect the confidential nature of information they may read or overhear concerning students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, or vendors including income information, tax information, grade and job evaluations, documents relating to performance, salary and fringe benefits, insurance information, account information and other administrative or personal information.

All student employees must complete a FERPA training course upon beginning employment. Supervisors should identify confidentiality issues with all student employees.