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Campus Jobs for Students

Hiring Managers:

Download detailed instructions for hiring managers at the bottom of this page.


  • All student employment jobs are to be advertised through the Office of Polar Careers prior to hiring.
  • If you need to re-activate and update an archived job, contact our office at 419-772-2145. The old job announcement can be un-archived, you can update any out-of-date fields and repost the same job. No re-typing!
    • When un-archiving a job posting, be sure to clear all previous applicants before re-posting your job. To clear previous applicants, click on the Applications tab and click Delete Résumé for each applicant.
  • You may hire an incoming student if you can prove the student is enrolled.
  • If you are re-hiring returning students, you only need to submit a Web Time Entry form to Human Resources. 
  • Web Time Entry forms must be submitted with the name or names of any student/s you hire for summer, for the academic year or at any time you hire a new student.

To advertise your job(s), log in to Polar Careers powered by Symplicity. Your User Name is your full ONU email address. If you forgot your password, click "Forgot Password," and one will be auto-emailed to you immediately. 

If you have never registered as a hiring manager before, click on Polar Careers powered by Symplicity and select "Register and Post a New Job" and follow the prompts.

If you have any difficulties, please contact the Office of Polar Careers at 419-772-2145.



Detailed instructions are linked at the bottom of this page.

  • How do I know if I'm eligible for student employment?
    • All students are eligible for student employment. You do not necessarily need to have federal work study money available through your financial aid package. 
    • If you are a new, incoming student, you must be able to show you are enrolled to take classes to qualify for student employment.
    • If you are an international student, on campus employment is possible, as long as you are a full-time student and meet F-1 requirements. You can learn more by going to INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT.
  • How do I log in to Polar Careers?
    • Go to the Polar Careers website
      • Click "Students/Alumni."
      • Your Username is your full ONU email address (including the '').
      • Your Password is your campus password.
  • I am having trouble logging in to my Polar Careers account.
    • Your username is your ONU email address (include the
    • Your password is your ONU password. If you forgot your password, click “forgot password.” A new password will be sent to you via your email for this application only. Your campus password will not change for other applications.
  • I am logged in, but I’m stuck on “Consent to Release Personal Information.”
    • In order for you to use Polar Careers resources, you must first agree to the consent form. This is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and allows our staff to release information about you to employers (generally, your résumé).
  • How do I find on-campus jobs?
    • Click on Jobs on the left side of the page and click on Search.
    • In the Keywords box, type in Student Employment.
    • In the Location box type in Ada, OH.
    • Click on the “Search” button and the list of available jobs will appear!
      • NOTE! You cannot apply for these jobs until you’ve completed, submitted and had approved your Student Employment Application.
  • Where can I find the Student Employment Application?
    • Once you are logged in to your Polar Careers account, click “Surveys" on the left-hand side of your screen.
    • Click on “ONU Student Employment Survey.”
    • Complete the application and click "Submit."
  • How long does it take to complete a Student Employment Application?
    • It should only take you two or three minutes to complete an application. It is that easy! 
  • What do I do after I’ve completed my Student Employment Application survey?
    • Applications need to be approved before you can begin applying for student employment jobs. This will take no more than two business days.
  • Will I be notified when my Student Employment Application is approved?
    • Yes. An email will be sent to your ONU email account.
  • What if I don’t get an email about my Student Employment Application being approved?
    • Call the Polar Careers office at 419-772-2145. We can trouble-shoot for you to see what the issue is.
  • Once my Student Employment Application is approved, do I need to do anything else?
    • Yes. Now is when you can actually log in to Polar Careers powered by Symplicity and start applying for jobs!
  • Do I need a résumé to apply for student jobs?
    • Generally, no. Some hiring managers do request résumés. If a job requires a résumé, it’s important that you do the following:
      • When you apply for the job, be sure to upload all the required documents at the same time: Student Employment Application, résumé and/or any other required document. Once you apply, you cannot access the job again to add documents to the application unless you click on “withdraw my application” and then re-apply.
      • Upload your résumé under Documents, give it a name and set the Document Type as “Other” (NOT résumé). This gives you immediate access to your résumé to use when applying for the job. If the hiring manager is requesting any other documents, upload them as well and set the Document Type for them as “Other” also.
  • What can I do if I am not hired for a student job?
    • The Office of Polar Careers reaches out to local area employers from Ada and the surrounding communities that are within reasonable driving distance of ONU, encouraging them to list any employment opportunities which may be appropriate for college students. To find these jobs
Polar Careers

Anne Niese

Fax: 419-772-2007
McIntosh: Room 220
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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