Student Work Study-Re-Hire/New Position

Looking to obtain a new job on campus this school year

Please follow the steps below if you are looking to obtain a new position on-campus different from previous years:

  1. Confirm that you have a work study award in your financial aid package
  2. Confirm in Vision that your registration is complete
  3. Search for a campus work study job
  4. Fill out a student employment application
  5. Submit your application to an open work study position
  6. Complete employment processing with Career Services

Step 1 - Confirm that you have a Work Study Award in your Financial Aid Package

For help with checking your award information:

  • Go to Vision, Enter secure area.
  • Enter your ORU Z# (include the letter "z" then the number) and your pin and click log-in.
  • Click on Student Services and Financial Aid.
  • Click on Financial Aid.
  • Click on My Award Information.
  • Click on Display/Accept Award By Aid Year.
  • Click on the Award Overview tab.
  • Awards must say "accepted". If your federal work study or institutional work study award says "declined", please contact the ORU Student Services Group for additional assistance at 918.495.6510 or or check the Student Services FAQ Page.
  • Keep your Vision account open; it is needed for the next step.

If you have not been awarded money in one of these areas, you will need to contact ORU Financial Aid at 918.495.6510 in order to inquire about having it added to your financial aid package. All students working on-campus during the academic year will need a work study award.

Step 2 - Confirm Your "Completed" Registration Worksheet in Vision (digital format)

You must be registered/validated before you can obtain employment on-campus.

  • In your open Vision account.
  • Click on Student Services & Financial Aid.
  • Click on Registration.
  • Click on Registration Steps.
  • Choose the appropriate semester on the drop box and hit the Submit button (this may have been done in a previous step).
  • Make sure your registration process has been completed.
  • Click on "View and Print Your Aid/Changes Worksheet" (see example below). The new page should actually read “COMPLETE” across the top, if it does please move on to Step 3, if it does not read "COMPLETE" please complete your registration and validation process.

Vision Student Services tab

Step 3 - Search for a Campus Work Study Job

This can be accomplished two different ways:

  1. The first method is for students to visit various on-campus departments they are interested in working for and inquire about open positions in person (or by phone). Students should be prepared to be interviewed on the spot for potential open positions or be prepared to set up a time to come back for an interview.
  2. The second method is to look at available positions posted on the Golden Hire Network by following the instructions below:
  • Log in to your Golden Hire Network account
    (your log-in name is your e-mail address; if you do not remember your password, please hit "Forgot Password" to get a new password sent to your e-mail account) or contact Career Services at 918.495.6912 or, please do no set up a new account if you already have an active account, try the listed suggestions first.
  • From your ORU Golden Hire Network account, click on the "Jobs and Internships" tab on the top navigation bar.
  • Under this tab click on the top option - "Jobs Posted to the ORU Golden Hire Network/ORU".
  • The gray Jobs sub tab will allow you to search all on-campus work study positions.
  • Under "Position Type" choose the option "ORU On-Campus Work Study Jobs".
  • Click Search.
  • Select a position to apply for and fill out the Student Employment Application for that specific position and save this to your computer (see Step 4).

Step 4 - Fill out a Student Employment Application

  • Click to download the Student Employment Application *  and save it to your computer before you fill out any portion of this document, then save the document again once you have filled it out.
  • When applying for an opening, fill out the application and the course schedule page completely. Be sure to indicate both your course schedule as well as available work hours.
  • When you have completely filled out your application, save the completed document to your computer. Be sure to rename this for each position you fill it out for.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each position you are applying for; tailor your application to the job description of the open position. 

* For students using a Mac computer:

The Employment Application will not save the information in such a way that non-Mac computers (such as the computers most of the hiring managers on campus use) can read it unless you have Adobe Reader on your computer and use only Adobe Reader to first open and save the document (before you fill it out), then fill out the PDF document and finally save again the Employment Application PDF once it has been filled out.  Adobe Reader can be downloaded from Adobe at

This Adobe website is programmed to check your computer for whichever adobe product you need and automatically let you know which download would be the best fit.  We recommend downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader for best performance.

Step 5 - Submit your Application to an open Work Study Position

  • On the ORU Golden Hire Network, under the job you are applying for, there will be instructions on how to submit your application. Review the "How to Apply" section of the job posting.
  • Generally hiring managers want applications submitted one of two ways:
    • E-mail your completed application directly to the hiring manager or
    • Hand deliver your application to the hiring manager.
  • In both cases follow-up with the hiring manager within a day or two by e-mail, phone or in person to see where they are in the hiring process.  Since on-campus employment is competitive, please make sure you are proactive and professionally diligent in your efforts to obtain employment by following-up on your applications.
  • Keep a copy of your completed application to bring to Career Services in the event that you obtain the position. 

Step 6 – Complete Employment Processing with Career Services

Once you have obtained an on-campus position:

  • You must take your Campus Work Study Employment Form to the Career Services Department (LRC 510).
  • This form must be signed by your hiring manager.
  • Bring a copy of your Employment Application for the position you obtained as well.
  • If your I-9 documentation is current(including valid ID(s) being on file with Career Services), your paperwork will be processed and your hiring manager will be notified that you are eligible to begin working.
  • Once your employment has been approved by the Career Services Department you can begin planning your work schedule with your hiring manager and schedule your start date.