Using Handshake

How to Find Part-Time & On-Campus Jobs on Handshake

Make money and build professional experience this school year by working part-time or on-campus jobs.

Now that the new school year has begun for many, finding work is at the forefront of many people’s minds. Whether you’re back on campus or sticking closer to home, you might be looking for ways to boost your resume—and help pay the bills.

Part-time jobs during college offer you the ability to make money and build professional experience while also providing the flexibility to manage your academic course load. This is especially true of part-time jobs on-campus, working for various businesses or institutions within your university’s ecosystem, because you’ll be treated as a student first and foremost! Work-study jobs, a type of federally regulated on-campus job especially for students who need financial support, can also be a great option for those who qualify.

Using Handshake to find part-time or on-campus jobs 

Add job type preferences to indicate what you’re looking for

Keeping your job type preferences up to date on your profile means that our suggestions for you are relevant. By indicating whether you’re looking for part-time, full-time, internship, or on-campus roles, we know what opportunities to surface for you! You can update these at any time, and can select more than one if you’re interested in multiple types of jobs. 

Use search filters 

To find positions designated as on-campus jobs, click the On-Campus filter. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus positions. Watch this video or read this deeper dive for pointers on how to search for jobs on Handshake.

Follow employers you know are relevant

Another way to make sure you don’t miss a specific part-time or on-campus job that you’ve got your eye on is to follow the employer. Following employers means you’ll be notified if they list a role you’re eligible for, or if they’re attending an event that might interest you. So if you’ve always wanted to be an RA, follow your campus housing organization. Love your local Irish pub and wish you could work there? Find them on Handshake and follow them, too! The same goes for your on-campus coffee house, favorite local businesses, and even your university itself.