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Welcome to the Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office at Pepperdine University exists to serve both students and supervisors in the on-campus and the off-campus employment process. As a co-curricular activity and an integral part of the total education experience, student employment should teach students essential skills such as punctuality, dependability and personal responsibility, provide opportunities for career exploration and resume building, networking, and should prepare students for lives of service, purpose and leadership. Please take a moment to explore resources on our Community website. For additional information, please visit our non-community website: https://www.pepperdine.edu/student-life/employment/

A student who participates in Student Employment programs should be able to:

  1. Essential Job Skills: Demonstrate essential job skills such as punctuality, dependability, and career responsibility
  2. Calling & Career Exploration and Development: Engage in opportunities for calling and career exploration, resume building, and experience related to possible career path.
  3. Life Balance & Time Management: Demonstrate improved time management and a life balanced between school, work, and social life.
  4. Campus & Community Engagement: Show a positive connection to a multicultural campus and community which results in positive feelings of involvement, connectedness to others, and positive retention rates.
  5. Engaged Citizenship: The recognition and fulfillment of responsibilities to self, community and society through engagement in life-long learning and utilization of one's knowledge and education to improve the well-being of others.


Work Study Community Partner Spotlight


Pepperdine houses one of the largest Jumpstart Corps in the nation, composed of nearly one hundred students each year. 

The Jumpstart program is working toward the day when every child in America will enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.  Jumpstart members serve early childhood learning centers, developing relationships with preschool children, their family members, and teachers.

Students who want to make a difference in children's lives can apply to Jumpstart. The only requirements are a schedule that accommodates a Jumpstart session schedule, Federal or Pepperdine Work Study, and a year commitment to service.




Meet the Student Employment Office Staff:


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Shelby White

Director of Student Employment

Phone: 310-506-6994

Email: shelby.bowman@pepperdine.edu



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Kate Suriyatip

Student Services and Administrative Manager

Phone: 310-506-7532

Email: kate.suriyatip@pepperdine.edu



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Lydia Folkerts

Compliance Coordinator

Phone: 310-506-4177

Email: lydia.c.folkerts@pepperdine.edu



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Tess Marme

Professional Development and Campus Partnerships Manager

Phone: 310-506-6322

Email: tess.marme@pepperdine.edu



Davina Evans

Davina Evans

Adminstration Coordinator

Email: davina.evans@pepperdine.edu 




Stacy Rouse

Stacy Rouse

Jumpstart Site Coordinator

Email: stacy.rouse@pepperdine.edu 




Savanna Davenport

Savanna Davenport

Jumpstart Site Coordinator

Email: savanna.davenport@pepperdine.edu