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
- Currently enrolled at Cal State LA with the goal of achieving a degree
- Not 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
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
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
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.
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
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 hire paperwork. The resources below can help you get started.