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How to Apply for Student Employment

To apply for student employment at Nova Southeastern University, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Self-enroll in and complete the online Student Employment Workshop.
  2. After successfully passing the workshop quiz, login to SharkLink and click on the green JobX tile in the application slider bar to complete an employment application.
  3. Supervisors who are interested in learning more about your qualifications will contact you to set up an interview or request additional documents, such as a Form I-9.   

Important: If you are interested in the Federal-Work Study Program, including the America Reads/America Counts Program, you must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to completing the steps above.

If you are an international student and need to apply for a U.S. Social Security card, you will receive an email from Student Employment regarding the application process.

*Providing the employer with a copy of your current resume is always highly recommended. For assistance in developing a resume, visit our Career Development website.

Student Employment Workshop

All first-time student employment applicants are required to complete the Student Employment Workshop which explains all the important steps in the application process, your responsibilities as a student employee, and compensation. Students must self-enroll and complete the workshop before they can complete an employment application in JobX.

If you previously held a student employment position at NSU and you have completed the Student Employment Workshop on or after July 1, 2013, you DO NOT need to complete another Student Employment Workshop. If you would like to apply for other positions, log in to SharkLink and apply for additional positions through JobX.

How to Self-Enroll for the Workshop

  1. Login to SharkLink. 
  2. Select the "Applications" page from the lower half of your navigation bar.
  3. Click on the circled "i" for Canvas.
  4. Scroll down to the "Student Self Enroll Classes" portal and self-enroll in the Student Employment Workshop.
  5. Access and complete the Student Workshop course.
  6. You must pass the quiz (13 or more points) that follows the presentation.

If you cannot access JobX

After successfully completing the Student Employment Workshop, you will be able to access JobX. You must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Registered for classes
  • Fully accepted into your program
  • Be awarded Federal Work-Study, if the position requires it.

Once Hired

When offered the position, the hiring supervisor will contact you if further documents are required, for example, a Form I-9. You will need to submit all documents to the hiring supervisor. You will also receive an email from the Office of Human Resources with instructions on how to submit your W-4. If you are interested in setting up direct deposit, submit a completed Direct Deposit Authorization to

If you are an international student, and need to apply for U.S. Social Security card you will receive an email from Student Employment regarding the application process.

For questions, email Student Employment.

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