• Student Ambassadors

    Student ambassadors have the chance to represent Luther and meet prospective students through campus tours and other visit events.

  • Academic Departments

    Anthropology student workers are tasked with analyzing and categorizing Luther College's sizable collection of Hmong tapestries and lineages.

  • Performing Arts

    Scene shop work study students design the set for a production.

Luther Works

The Luther College experience is powerful and every component of it can be transformational. In addition to engaging world class faculty, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Luther Works work study program and be transformed by the work.

Luther Works is an experience where you have the opportunity to:

  • Earn money to help pay for your tuition and/or have spending money while attending Luther.
  • Experience how every job is an opportunity to live purposefully and serve your community.
  • Actively learn through the professional, technical, and interpersonal dynamics of work-study roles to build values, skills, and character to flourish for a lifetime. 

As you graduate from Luther you have the opportunity to possess both a college degree and the skills and vision to lead courageously in ways that make a difference in the workplace, the community, and the broader world.

Check out more about the vision for and aims of Luther Works.

Check out a Luther student’s experience with Luther Works.

Luther Works Leaders

As a student employee, you will have a Luther Works Leader that you will work alongside, some directly (in an office) and some in conjunction with (mentoring, dining services, custodial). These leaders challenge and support you to work to the best of your ability and facilitate your development. 

  • Through formal and informal mentoring you will develop personal, interpersonal, and career readiness skills.
  • Through supervision you will learn how to fulfill the duties of a job and work towards excellence in all you do. 
  • Through self-reflection and performance evaluation you will look back on the impact of your work experience and forward to identify opportunities for continued growth.

Check out how a Luther Works Leader sees the work study experience.

Luther Works Positions

Over your time at Luther there are many opportunities to work in a variety of positions, including positions with increased responsibility and wages. Some of these positions are on-campus and serve the Luther community, while others are off-campus and serve the greater Decorah area community.

Luther Works Leadership team

Every work study supervisor is a Luther Works Leader. A subset of these Luther Works Leaders serve on the Luther Works Leadership Team. This team of Luther faculty, staff, and student serve Luther Works by providing oversight, collaborative leadership, resource development, and management of the Luther Works program.

  • Megan Grimm - Luther ‘22 graduate, Accounting Major
  • Miriam Skrade - Assistant Director of the Career Center
  • Erin Zidlicky - Technology help Desk Co-Lead
  • Gwen Strand - Biology Instructor
  • Sarah Crose - Director of the Career Center
  • Matt Bills - Associate Director of Human Resources
  • Paul Hemenway - Luther Student Employment Coordinator