About Student Employment at JBU
In the early years of JBU, every student worked as a part of his or her education. Students made dresses, furniture, baked goods, and many other products to pay for the costs of the instruction they received here. Today, we employ nearly 600 students each year. Most work 8 hours per week.
Freshmen accept service positions in one of three areas that are essential to the daily operation of the campus: food service, custodial, or grounds maintenance.
Upperclassmen participate in an interview process each April to fill open positions for the fall semester. These positions are varied and cover most areas on campus: Walton Lifetime Health Complex workers, admissions interns, professor and office assistants, librarians, computer center monitors, and many other areas.
Off-campus programs include reading and math tutors, worker at our local Boys and Girls Club, the public library, and many more.
In our view, the end of all work is to please God. We stand against the view, prevalent in the world today, that a job or career is chosen to please the self alone. In the world's value system, the gods of money and status become the measures of success. A penniless missionary in some distant field of Christian service simply does not fit very well into this career plan. We believe that every occupation holds within it the potential for Christian service.
--John E. Brown