Learning on the Job: Student Employment at Harvard

Learning on the Job: Student Employment at Harvard




Student should update their “physical location” address in my.harvard.edu, whenever there is a country-to-country location change or upon entry into the U.S. The “physical location” address will ensure the student remains in compliance with U.S. tax and immigration laws. Please refer to the following SFS Instructions on how to update your physical address in my.harvard.edu.

It is important to keep your home address up-to-date at my.harvard.edu. This ensures that paper checks (if applicable) are routed properly. All employees are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to avoid lost checks; employees can set up direct deposit in PeopleSoft (PeopleSoft > Self-Service > My Pay > Direct Deposit).


The Student Employment Office expects that employers will adhere to the Harvard University standards on health and safety. We urge employers to inform themselves on the facts of COVID-19 and to practice good personal hygiene, social distancing, and other CDC-recommended measures to lower risk of transmission. Please find further details about University guidelines here.


In recognition of their invaluable contributions to our community, we are pleased to announce that the Harvard Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year is Mariana Kessler ‘20, and the Harvard Graduate Student Employee of the Year is Nicole Black-Pettit of SEAS!  


Please refer to our COVID-19 Undergraduate and Graduate FAQs for any questions regarding your employment and the COVID-19 disruption


Fall 2020-2021 FWSP Dates
Sunday, August 30th, 2020 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.

Spring 2020-2021 FWSP Dates
Sunday, January 24th, 2021 - Saturday, May 15th, 2021.


Given the COVID-19 pandemic, email phishing and job scams may be on the rise. Please always be vigilant and exercise common sense when responding to any job posting in the SEO Jobs Database or any other job-search databases.

To learn more about job scams, please visit the Federal Trade Commissions website: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams.