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Student Jobs

Photo of a student writing on a clipboard at a student job fairA “student job” simply refers to a job you have while in school, whether it’s on-campus, off-campus, part-time, or even a full-time position that doesn’t require a degree. Student jobs can be very competitive, so it’s important to take your job search seriously. In this section, you’ll be able to access information that will help you find and apply competitively for student jobs, as well as search active job postings.

What would you like to do?

Start here! This short Getting Part-Time Jobs handout will teach you what you need to know in order to find and compete for part-time job opportunities.

Handshake is the Career Center’s online job posting system. You can search for on-campus work-study and non-work-study jobs, and off-campus part-time and full-time jobs (as well as internship and career positions). You can also use Handshake to get information about upcoming events and register for workshops.

Many student jobs do require a resume, and some also require a cover letter. Don’t just send out the generic resume you started in high school! Your application materials must be targeted to the jobs you’re applying for and explain how and why you’re qualified for that type of work. Learn more in the Application Materials section of the Virtual Career Center.

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. As you’re applying for jobs, visit the Interviewing section of the Virtual Career Center to learn what impresses interviewers, the types of questions to expect, and how to answer them.

Still have questions or need assistance with your search for a student job? Send your questions to a Career Counselor.