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 and work hours are flexible.
Where to Find Student Jobs
The Career Center coordinates the following student assistant jobs within departments across campus.
- Student Assistant – Work in a campus department providing office support, student services, public safety, IT support or media support, for example.
- Instructional Student Assistant – Work in an academic setting as a tutor, lab assistant, library assistant or undergraduate researcher, for example.
Student Assistant Eligibility
- Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled at Cal State LA with the primary goal of achieving a degree
- Graduate or doctoral students must be currently enrolled at Cal State LA
- All students must not be academically disqualified
Student Assistant Hours
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 on the department's needs.
Student Assistant Job Postings and Application
Scroll down this webpage to learn how to apply for student assistant positions.
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.
Federal Work-Study Job Listings
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.
University-Student Union Job Listings
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.
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.
How to Apply for Student Assistant Positions
Search Job Postings
Submit the Student Employment Application
All positions require that you submit the Student Employment Application on Handshake. Your application should be customized to each job position. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to get help with writing a good application, résumé and cover letter. You can get started using the handouts and the résumé and letter builder on our Résumés and Cover Letters webpage.
Prepare for the Interview
If you are being considered for the position, you will be asked to attend a professional interview. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to practice your interview skills. You can get started using the handouts and interview practice tool listed on our Interview Skills webpage.
Hiring Process for Student Assistant Positions
If you have received a job offer for a student assistant or instructional student assistant position, we will process your hire. Use the links below to get started.