Working as a student
You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.
Studies have shown that students who work do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.
Handshake is a valuable resource where you can find jobs and internships, research employers, join career events, and book a career advising appointment. All postings seek enrolled college students and alumni. Opportunities are legitimate and vetted through Career and Professional Development Services.
This resource has jobs posted directly from employers. From hospitality and foodservice to childcare and private tutoring, you can find other off-campus jobs for students.
Graduate Research Aid / Teaching Assistant information
Are you a graduate student looking for work? Graduate students can receive financial support through teaching and research assistantships as well as through student employment.
Common red flags when searching for a job or internship
It is not uncommon for scammers to take advantage of college students, especially international students as well as anyone desperate for “quick cash.” All jobs/internships on Handshake have been vetted for the safety of students. When looking for work elsewhere, use these resources to help you avoid the scams.