Ricardo Vivanco '18 holds up a worksheet that says "where does your money come from" at a financial literacy workshop.
Photo by Katy Laliotis '21


Handshake logoCheck Handshake for current open on-campus positions.  Bon Appetit is always hiring students for as few as 2 and up to 10 hours a week.  You can also browse the On-Campus Job Catalog.  For the most comprehensive explanations and resources, particularly for work study, visit the Student Employment page.  Work-study students are encouraged to apply for America Reads/America Counts, a paid tutoring program.    


In Walla Walla

Check Handshake, Work Source Washington, the Union Bulletin 509 Employment, and Express Employment Professionals for local opportunities. Many students successfully secure employment downtown at restaurants and wineries.  

Other Locations

  • CollegeGrad - The "#1 Entry Level Job Site."
  • Career Bliss - Discover opportunities, reviews, salaries, tips, and trends, all generally geared toward applicants with more experience (alumni). For current students, this site is useful for exploring career paths.
  • Career Builder - Career Builder uses a comprehensive partner network, technology, data analysis, and superior customer service to match the right people with the right jobs. It provides a job search, resume-building resources, a salary calculator, career tests, and more.
  • Glassdoor Jobs - Search for positions within an industry or company or read reviews of companies and their interview process. Requires a free account for full access.
  • Inside Jobs - Discover new career opportunities and paths to get there at this website.
  • LinkedIn - Create a profile that acts as an online resume, find openings, and use your network make new connections.
  • Simply Hired - A collection of jobs that pulls together links from all over the world. Get new jobs delivered to your inbox daily, explore salaries with the salary tool, create a profile, and personalize your search.

Evaluating a Job Offer & Salary

When considering a job offer, various factors should contribute to your decision. Never accept an offer at the time it is extended; take time ensure that you have answers to your questions and finalize any research before accepting, rejecting, or negotiating.


These resources allow you to compare salaries across locations, companies, and fields. You can also use them to make an informed decision about the salary for which you negotiate.

Cost of Living

If you work in a big city where the cost of living is higher, your wages would need to be larger than in less-expensive cities to maintain the same standard of living. These resources can be useful when considering multiple job offers or when contemplating a move between jobs.

Other Things to Consider

  • All benefits: Include the paid gym membership, flexible hours, extended learning/professional development and/or free lattes as you contemplate your compensation.
  • Cultural fit: Would you work well with your potential co-workers? Do you believe in the organization's mission? How is the office "vibe"?
  • Opportunity for growth: Salary ranges are designed to accommodate varying skill level, education, and seniority. It is often easier to secure a pay raise than a promotion, which is why it makes sense to aim for the middle of the salary range (as opposed to the top) when you begin a position and negotiate more flexible aspects of compensation (vacation time, conferences, etc.). In other words. leave some room in your salary range for your improvement so management can more easily reward you.