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Our student employment program offers the opportunity for students to work on or off campus. Only matriculated undergraduate students enrolled for at least 12 credits in the semester in which they work are eligible for these positions.

Most jobs are available only to students who received a federal work study award as part of their financial aid package, although there are also some specialized, skill-based positions that are open to all students, regardless of award status. Positions are posted in Handshake one week prior to the start of classes. Once positions have been posted, you can use Handshake to search and apply for student employment positions.

Applying for Student Employment

Within the job search, you can search specifically for on-campus student employment positions following these steps:

  1. Click the "Jobs" search tool in the navigation bar at the top of the page
  2. To find positions designated as on-campus student employment, click "Filters" and then check the box next to "Work Study" from the available job types.
  3.  Click the "See Jobs" button at the bottom of the page. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus student employment.

Please keep in mind that a federal work study award is an opportunity to earn, not a guarantee. The program is competitive, so you should plan to apply early in the semester and to as many positions as possible to increase your chances of finding employment. If you find employment on campus, you will need to complete employment documents with our office prior to your first day of work. A link to the list of acceptable I-9 documents is provided below.

Need additional help? Contact the Office of Career Development at (401) 341-2913 or with any questions.