Still curious about how to find a job on campus? Look no further.
See the steps you need to take in order to successfully secure a student job.
First and foremost, you will want to create an account on the university’s job listing website named Handshake. This site is similar to what you’ll see on LinkedIn; the only difference is that this site is exclusive to the university’s part- and full-time positions. You can access Handshake through your UCDAccess student portal or the Career Center’s website. Make sure to fully complete your professional profile before applying to positions that you may be interested in.
In many of the listings for positions, they will state “Work-Study Required”. Work-study is a federal program that grants students a set amount of money to earn at a part-time university job while they earn their degree. The way work-study is granted is through your FAFSA, which is based on your financial need and family income. If you are granted work-study, then the next step is to find a campus job as stated above. Note that not all students will be granted work-study when they apply, but that’s OK because there are a handful of offices who hire students without work-study.
The connections you make along with the skills you gain by working on campus will be nice points to include on your resume.
At this point, you might be asking yourself: Why would I want a campus position anyways? What are the benefits? Why should I work while I study?
Rest assured, there are many benefits to holding a student position at the university.
Most, if not all, on-campus positions offer flexible schedules that work around your class schedule to ensure there aren’t any conflicts that prevent you from attending class. Work-study can also be used to help pay tuition or fees if you wish. A work-study job is like any other job – you’ll get paid every other week via direct deposit, and how you decide to spend that money is entirely up to you!
Lastly, working a student position will also help you network and develop strong relationships with staff and students. The connections you make along with the skills you gain by working on campus will be nice points to include on your resume.
So do not hesitate and get out there! Don’t be afraid and earn that $$$!