On-Campus Jobs & Federal Work Study
Are you a student or hiring manager interested in learning more about Federal Work Study positions or on-campus jobs? Scroll down below to find more information.
Note: All fall 2021 positions posted to Handshake will go live on August 16, 2021
Info for Students
Many work-study positions are posted by campus offices to Handshake, the Career Development Center’s online job posting site. In order to apply to open positions, you’ll need to upload an updated, college-level resume to your Handshake profile; once your resume is reviewed you’ll receive either feedback for improvement or an approval notice. Since the approval process can take several days (due to volume or the need to make changes to your document and then re-upload it), we’ve assembled the following tips to help you prepare:
- Review the details of your Federal Work Study award communicated to you from the Office of Financial Aid.
- Claim your Handshake account, using your SJU login credentials to access Handshake. Log in to your account and complete your profile.
- Consult our resume samples, organized by school and year, for formatting and content guidelines. If you are undecided but know which college you’ll be in (CAS, SHE, or HSB), you can pick the corresponding sample.
- Write your resume, consulting the Resume Writing Guide and/or access the resources in the Career Toolkit on Canvas to make sure you’ve included all required components.
- Upload your completed, college-level resume to Handshake and incorporate changes you receive.
Some offices do not post positions on Handshake due to the volume of jobs they need to fill. You’ll need to approach the following departments individually to explore jobs in their departments:
- Campus Recreations and Athletics
- Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Contact us if you have any questions.
Info for Hiring Managers
Are you looking to post an On-Campus Job or Federal Work Study position for your office? Learn more using the links and information below.
What's the difference between Federal Work Study workers and student workers? For students who are doing Federal Work Study, funding comes from their individual financial aid award.
Meanwhile, for student workers, funding comes from a department's individual budget. A department must also get approval from the vice president or dean prior to posting a position on Handshake and hiring a student worker. If interested, complete this form to confirm approval prior to posting on Handshake.
Student employment is the start of a pipeline and provides opportunities to students which lead to career opportunities. It is important for departments to hire a diverse group of students as a commitment to our mission. The Center for Inclusion and Diversity as well as the Office of Student Success are great resources to use in answering questions about student diversity.
Some international students may require additional work authorization and the need to obtain a social security number. This should not discourage you from hiring international students. However, you may need to plan for additional time to ensure the student gets these items before they begin. The Office of International Students and Scholars can assist if international students have additional questions regarding their work eligibility or how to obtain a social security number.