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Find a Job On Campus

On-campus student jobs are a great way to gain skills and experience in a professional setting. No experience is required to apply to many student positions on campus.

Types of Student Jobs

The student jobs across campus vary depending upon the type of work that interests you. Opportunities on campus are listed below. 

Student Assistants

The Career Center coordinates the following student jobs within departments across campus. 

  • Student Assistant - Perform duties that involve clerical, public contact, and manual or analytical skills. These roles can include working as a receptionist at a front desk or service center, providing IT tech or public safety support, and assisting student engagement programs. 
  • Instructional Student Assistant - Perform work in an academic setting such as tutoring, helping out in laboratories, grading and undergraduate research assistantships. 

To be eligible for a student assistant job, you must be an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student who is:

Students can work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session and 40 hours per week while classes are not in session. Work hours may vary depending upon the department's needs. 

Search for jobs on Cal State LA Handshake by filtering for "On-Campus" jobs.

View Jobs: Cal State LA Handshake

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded program administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office that provides part-time employment opportunities to earn money to help pay education expenses through on and off-campus jobs. Contact the Federal Work-Study Program for more information.

Search for jobs on Cal State LA Handshake by filtering for "On-Campus" jobs. Federal Work-Study jobs include the code "FWS" in the job title.

View Jobs: Cal State LA Handshake

University-Student Union

The University-Student Union (U-SU) posts student assistant positions serving the U-SU departments. Opportunities can include working with event services or supporting student engagement programs. Contact the U-SU for more information.

Search for jobs on Cal State LA Handshake by filtering for "On-Campus" jobs.

View Jobs: Cal State LA Handshake

University Auxiliary Services

The University Auxiliary Services (UAS) coordinates a wide range of student jobs. Opportunities can include supporting a campus department with administrative duties or helping students succeed through tutoring and peer mentoring.

View Jobs: UAS Employment Website

Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management office coordinates the graduate student positions listed below.

  • Graduate Assistant - Assist faculty or teaching staff with professional and technical duties associated with the subject or program in which the graduate student is doing work.
  • Teaching Associate - Practical teaching experience in the field related to their study. Assignments are primarily involved with class and lab instruction.

Graduate student positions are posted on the Human Resource Management website under Faculty and Academic Personnel Employment Opportunities.

View Jobs: Human Resource Management Website

How to Apply for Student Assistant Positions

The Career Center coordinates student assistant and instructional student assistant positions. Follow the steps below to apply.

  1. View open positions on Cal State LA Handshake using the filter for "On-Campus" jobs.
  2. Download the Student Employment Application. Customize your application to each position. Then, Upload it to the job posting on Cal State LA Handshake. View our Student Training: How to Apply to Student Assistant Jobs.

Many positions will also require a professional résumé and cover letter, and all positions will require you to submit an application and attend a professional interview, if selected. We can help you write a strong application, create your professional documents and practice for the interview.

Hiring Process for Student Assistant Positions

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If you have received a job offer for a student assistant or instructional student assistant position, Career Center staff will process your hire. Use the links below to get started.