Work-Study and Student Employment
One popular source of financial aid is student employment. Student employment includes federal and state need-based work-study programs, no-need state work-study programs and student-hourly employment, which is available to any student enrolled at least half time, regardless of their financial aid eligibility.
Research shows that students who are employed for a reasonable number of hours per week, while attending college, tend to get better grades because they are more organized and responsible.
The Office of Student Employment at UNC is a part of the Office of Financial Aid and serves students seeking employment on and off campus during the academic year and summer term.
Work Study action items (Finding a Job)
Student Employment Job Bank
The Student Employment and Center for Career Readiness offices have combined their respective job banks in order to better streamline our services. This was done to provide smoother and more efficient job searching capabilities for our students, and productive job postings for our potential employers. As a student you will click on the Student Job Search - Handshake link. For instructions on how to log in, click on the "How do I Use Handshake?" link on the Center for Career Readiness webpage.
For potential employers, you will click on the Employers Posting Positions link below, and choose the "Employers" bullet, then click on the "Post a Job or Internship" option.
For further information you may reach Center for Career Readiness at 970-351-2127, or Student Employment at 970-351-2628.
During fall semester the Office of Student Employment hosts the UNC Job Fair at the University Center. The Job Fair provides you with a chance to talk to employers in one convenient location. Employers take applications and/or may hire that day for work study and student hourly positions.
Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)
Our student workers are a vital part of our university family. Each year we celebrate their help and achievements during the 2nd week of April. This time each year is set aside for campus employers to recognize and appreciate the contributions of their student staff. See our Student Employee of the Year page for more information.
Students interested in Summer Employment opportunities should contact employers directly about summer work opportunities. Individual departments pay students through hourly budgets. Students interested in summer employment can find open positions at Handshake