Find an On-Campus Job
How to Find a Job On Campus
The University of Arizona hires thousands of students to work in various positions across campus. From office assistants to yoga instructors, almost every department on campus is recruiting student workers at some point during the year.
- Handshake – You can search positions by work-study and non-work study.
- Top Hiring Campus Employers - Campus employers who hire students throughout the year.
- Departmental Websites & Listservs – View the department's website for available positions.
- Direct Contact – Go to the departments and ask about employment opportunities.
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Federal Work Study (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federal financial aid program that provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students.
In order to qualify for FWS, you must apply for financial aid and show documented financial need. Jobs are available both on and off campus. This program provides opportunities for employment related to your course of study. As a FWS eligible student, you can apply for either work study or non-work study positions. Be sure to inform the supervisor of your hiring department that you are work-study eligible so that they can complete the proper forms.
FWS employment provides an advantage over non-work study employment because the earnings are removed from income on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which means your earnings are not considered when figuring your "financial need" for future financial aid. If you were not awarded FWS, you may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (520) 621-1858 to review your eligibility.
Graduate students fall under the same guidelines as undergraduate students in terms of general or work-study employment on or off-campus.
Many graduate students work as Graduate Assistants or Graduate Associates. These positions may take the form of teaching or research assistants or other positions in non-academic departments. The recruitment and hiring process is conducted through each individual department with eligibility verification conducted by the Graduate College. Graduate students interested in GA positions should contact their academic department directly. Some non-academic graduate assistantships are also available on Wildcat JobLink.
The Graduate College maintains a GA Manual with detailed information on eligibility, training, benefits, salary, and hiring documents.
Your visa status determines if you can work in the United States, and in what types of situations. International students should work with International Student Services (ISS) to follow the correct procedures for obtaining employment on or off-campus.
Determine Your Visa Status
Working off campus without authorization is a violation of your status which will result in your I-20 being terminated without the option for reinstatement. Learn more about the different types of work authorization available to you as an F-1 or J-1 student at the Office of Global Initiatives.