On-Campus Student Employment

Working on campus is convenient, flexible, and a great way to meet people. Gain experience while exploring career options, developing career-ready skills and building your resume.

What is on-campus student employment?

  • Student employment roles are paid, on-campus jobs intended to be held by current UW students.
  • As a matter of UW policy, on-campus student employment roles are for a maximum of 19.5 hours per week during the academic year, with options for more hours during breaks. Learn more about official UW policy on student employment.
  • Student employment opportunities exist in many different departments, schools, colleges and buildings across campus.

What are some potential benefits of an on-campus student job?

  • Gain professional experience right here on campus.
  • Grow and expand your UW networks and communities.
  • The maximum weekly number of hours can help ensure that you have time to devote to coursework and other elements of your Husky Experience.

How do I find an on-campus job?

  • On-campus hiring occurs year-round, and there is no central website or resource where all on-campus jobs are listed.
  • Handshake is one great place to look for on-campus opportunities.
  • Click here to view other places where on-campus student jobs are listed.

What if I have a Work Study Award as part of my federal or state financial aid package?

  • Positions that require work study eligibility, as determined by your financial aid package, are listed at the Work Study Office.
  • Connect with the Work Study Office directly if you have questions about your Work Study award or are uncertain if you received one.

How do I prepare materials for an on-campus job application?

  • The exact application process may vary from role to role, but you’ll generally need a tailored resume and cover letter.
  • We have a variety of resources to help you develop those materials and strategize about your job search.

What if I have questions about student employment?

Consult official UW policy on student employment for logistical or eligibility questions, or schedule an appointment to consult with one of our career coaches about strategy and materials.

Please note: this page and the content contained within it is intended to refer to general on-campus student employment opportunities, and not graduate-level Assistantships (TA, RA or Assistant Opportunities). Information about Graduate Staff Assistantships can be accessed here.