Hiring Process: 

Based on the students' eligibility please follow the correct hiring procedure.

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

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

Please Remember:
With the student hiring packet, include all copies of authorized documents required for the hiring process.
Direct Supervisors must complete the Request for Personnel Action Form (RPA) 

Request For Personnel Action Information:

  • The Executive VP/Provost or President approves/disapproves the RPA and forwards it to Human Resources Department; then the Financial Aid Office for eligibility determination. 
  • The HR/Payroll Assistant sends an e-mail notification to the requesting department that the RPA has been approved or disapproved. 
  • The HR/Payroll Assistant generates an employee account number for the new student employee.

International Applicant Documents

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 The Office of International programs will then assist the student with the Social Security Number application. 



For questions pertaining to the hiring process please contact either the Office of Career Services, C404 at 248.204.3140 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

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.