A “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.
Option 1: Get the Part-Time Jobs Handout to learn what you need to know in order to find and compete for part-time job opportunities.
Option 2: Search for jobs on Handshake. Handshake is Career Services’ online job posting system. You can search for on- and off-campus work-study and non-work-study jobs (as well as internship and career positions). You can also use Handshake to get information about upcoming events and register for workshops.
Option 3: Get help writing resumes or cover letters. Many student jobs do require these. 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 here.
Option 4: Get help preparing for interviews. Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Learn what impresses interviewers, the types of questions to expect, and how to answer them.
Option 5: Drop-in for quick help. Need help fast? 15-minute drop-in sessions are available during certain times.