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 student jobs in departments on campus. Many positions provide entry-level experience to professional careers.

  • Student Assistant – Perform clerical, public contact, or analytical or manual work. Opportunities are in customer service, IT or media support, public safety, financial services, campus tours or student services support, to name a few. 
  • Instructional Student Assistant – Perform tutoring, grading, undergraduate research, library support or supplemental instruction, to name a few.

Student Assistant Eligibility

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

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

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships coordinates two work-study programs.

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

The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) is a state-funded program that offers eligible underrepresented students the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining education-align, career-related employment. Contact the Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) for more information. 

FWS and LAEP Job Postings

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. Learning-Aligned Employment Program jobs include the code "LAEP" in the job title.

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 Postings

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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

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

Career Center Process: How to Apply

Student worker helps a student at a department front desk

On-campus student jobs are posted on Cal State LA Handshake

Submit your application on Handshake. Student assistant positions require the Student Employment Application

Applications should be customized to each job position. Get support from our Career Advisors or use our templates for Résumés and Cover Letters

If you are being considered for the position, you will be asked to attend a professional interview. Get support from our Career Advisors or use our practice resources for Interviewing

Career Center Process: When You Have a Job Offer

If you have received a job offer for a student assistant or instructional student assistant position, the Career Center will process your employment paperwork. The resources below can help you get started.

Authorization to Start Work
LiveScan & Background Checks
Bereavement Leave
Employment Verification Request