Student Employment Program

In addition to convenience, jobs on-campus have many benefits. Supervisors understand your priorities and are committed to your success as a student, as well as to providing professional development opportunities to help you prepare for a career. Students who work on campus tend to feel more connected to campus and develop friends and mentors, which leads to greater academic and post-graduation success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to work on campus?

A student enrolled at the university with at least six (6) credits as an undergraduate student, or five (5) credits as a graduate student, or in the final semester of a degree program registered for all classes required for program completion. The student must regularly attend classes or meet the intent to enroll criteria which means 1) a current student has registered for the next semester, or 2) a new or returning student has current admission status for the next term.

Where do I find the jobs?

Most on-campus student jobs will be posted on Handshake. Once you’ve logged in and navigated to the Jobs section, click on the On-Campus filter at the top of the page. If you’re interested in something specific and you don’t see it posted, contact that department directly to find out if and when they are hiring for the job you’re interested in.

For additional information about finding and applying for jobs, see the Getting a Part-Time Job Handout.

When are they posted?

Each Boise State department does their own hiring, and this happens at different times for different departments. Because job postings are coming and going all the time, make sure to check Handshake at least once a week. For jobs starting in the fall, most are posted in July or August. For spring, jobs start appearing before Thanksgiving and continue through the start of the semester. Some openings do come up mid-semester, though not as many.

How do I apply?

There is no standard application for on-campus jobs; each job has its own application procedure. Make sure to carefully read and follow the application instructions in the job description. If it asks
you to apply through Handshake, do so by clicking the Apply button, then attaching the documents requested in the job description.

What does it mean if a job says “Work-Study Only?”

Some jobs will include this in the title. Work-Study is the name of a specific financial aid award, and you are only eligible to apply for these jobs if you have received a Work-Study award as part of your financial aid package. If you are unsure if you have a Work-Study award, contact the Financial Aid office.