The Blackburn College Work Program is 106 years of tradition. In 1913, President William Hudson started a student self-help program so students could access a college education.
The student workforce still runs the day-to-day operations of the campus, although some of the jobs may have changed over time. Where student once worked on the college farm or shoveled coal into the campus boiler, you will find current students working on constructions crews, in science labs, or managing the college computer networks.
“The Work Program makes Blackburn stand out.
It really does provide a true liberal arts experience.”
– Caleb Rieger ’21
After more than 100 years, the work of students remains a valuable component of the campus community life.
The Work Program provides students an opportunity to:
- Grow and gain experience in the workforce
- Work in positions that support their area of academic interest
- Be a contributing member of the community