The Admissions Office says:Most students receiving financial aid have a part-time campus job as part of their aid package. First-year students may work up to eight hours per week. College jobs on campus include assignments in food service, academic and administrative offices, custodial, library, residence halls and facilities. Incoming new students fill out a job preference form with their skills and interests, which helps Student Financial Services match them with available jobs.
I'm from another country. Can I work to help pay for my education? Do I need a social security number? The Admissions Office says:Yes, if you receive financial assistance from Carleton College part of that aid will come from your on-campus employment. A social security number is not required for non-U.S. students.
Sam Chao '16 says:I worked in Burton Dining Hall my freshman year. If you came to eat dinner on Thursdays you would either be blessed by the angelic singing voices of me and my fellow student workers or you would have a laugh watching me (the smallest person on the shift) refilling the milk machine.