Hiring Process:

Post positions through Handshake using the "LTU Employment" account.  Applications are directly submitted to the hiring supervisor through the portal.

Once a candidate is interviewed and selected, hiring paperwork is sent to the candidate via DocuSign (see instructions below).

DocuSign now automatically sends the documents following the correct hiring procedure:

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents :
Hiring Department > Provost Office > Human Resources > Financial Aid

International Applicants (including Canada):
Hiring Department > Provost Office > Human Resources

Please Remember:
With the student hiring packet, all official documents are sent to the student via DocuSign.

Log into DocuSign ( www.docusign.com ) > Select "Templates" > Expand "Shared Folders" > Expand the "Human Resource" Folder.  The following envelopes will need to be opened and sent to the students email:

Select ENVELOPE 3 for RPA  
Select ENVELOPE 02.5 for the Application for Employment
Select ENVELOPE 4 for New Hire Paperwork Work Study

Hiring Paperwork (Domestic Students)

Once a candidate is selected please have them complete the new hire packet. All official application documents are completed via DocuSign. This is provided from the supervisor to the candidate.

Student Employment Handbook

Student Employment Hiring Process

Hiring Paperwork (International Students including Canada)

  • Obtain a social security card from the  Social Security Administration Office  
    • Once the student obtains the SSN the new hire paperwork can be completed & sent to Human Resources
    • Students are  not authorized to begin work  until the social security card has been authorized and all paperwork has been processed by the Human Resource Department.
  • Have the hiring department complete the  Authorization Form F-1/J-1 Form .
    • The student needs to have the original copy of this letter. A scanned copy of the letter should be emailed to  international@ltu.edu . The Office of International programs will then assist the student with the Social Security Number application.  
    • All official application documents are completed via DocuSign.  This is provided from the supervisor to the candidate.

International Applicant Documents

Hiring Procedure for Student Employees  

F1 J1 Verification Letter  

For questions pertaining to the hiring process please contact either the Office of Career Services, C404 at 248.204.3140 ltuocs@ltu.edu or  The Department of Human Resources 248.204.2151 

Your New Student Assistant

LTU prides itself on providing employment opportunities to help students develop into professional individuals before they enter the workforce. Our student assistants are at times the first introduction to new students, employers, parents, and other individuals. Here are some helpful hints to assist you and your department in effortlessly transitioning a new hire into the most successful and efficient student assistant!

Before your student begins:
Contact the helpdesk to request permission for access to:

  • Email composites
  • Printers
  • Sharedrives

Outline a student schedule on a spreadsheet and provide a copy to all individuals in the department.

First Day: 

  • Review the job description and essential duties. 
  • Tour the department introducing all department personnel. 
  • Explain policies and procedures and ensure student understands the confidentiality agreement.
  • Provide a tutorial on all electronic devices and operating procedures. 

Training Topics to Consider: 

  • Customer service
  • Phone and email etiquette
  • Message composition
  • First impression presentation

The Office of Career Services provides many opportunities and events to develop students professionally. If you need assistance with training your student assistant please feel free to contact The Office of Career Services.

Office of Career Services, C404
Taubman Student Services Center
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.