For students interested in working while pursuing their studies, our student employment positions are a great opportunity. In addition to supporting personal finances, student employees have higher persistence rates and academic success, and develop the career skills employers are seeking.
Student Employment Guidelines
Please review Student Employment Guidelines for supervisors & student employees. You’ll find important information for all components of the student employment experience, including pay scale information, responsibilities of both the employee and supervisor, and more.
Student Employment Lifecycle
We’re here to support you. See below for information on how to find, apply & get hired, and develop in your student employee positions. Don’t forget to check out our Student Employee Toolkit for more featured resources (on the right side of this page).
PCO is DU’s job and internship board for students and it’s a one stop shop for students career needs. Students will find student employment positions, internships, & full-time opportunities on the site. You can also make appointments with career advisors and register for career & professional development events. Check out Search for Student Employment.
Apply & Get Hired
Once you submit your resume, it will go through a review process with Career & Professional Development. If necessary, you will be contacted with suggested changes to help you submit the best document possible.
To be proactive, consider comparing your current resume to resume samples on our website. Make changes prior to submission. This will increase the likelihood your resume can be pushed through without going through a major overhaul, allowing you to apply to student employment positions quickly.
Work Study Questions
Work-study is a need-based financial aid award that allows students to work on campus or with an approved off-campus employer to earn money. Numerous campus positions will require that you have work study funds to apply. For more information on work study and work study eligibility for your student employees, visit the undergraduate and graduate work study pages within the Office for Financial Aid or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
F-1 and J-1 international students should review the ISSS website and contact ISSS for questions related to their eligibility to work on campus.
PioneerTime, Payroll, I-9 & Hiring Questions
These functions are managed by Shared Services in Human Resources. There are numerous resources on their website to help you navigate setting up direct deposit, updating your W-4, changing your address, and logging time worked into PioneerTime. Reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
You can register for trainings specifically tailored to student employees. Check our our Student Employee Achieve Series for Fall 2020. In addition, we offer a number of career & professional development programs on PCO for student employees. Below are additional resources.
Remote Support for Students
During the fall quarter, you may be working remotely in your campus job. Below are some resources that can be of assistance to you while you work off campus.
Virtual Career Advising Appointments
Our career advisors can help you with your application or job interview. Team members are seeing students in-person and virtually. Make an appointment by calling 303.871.2150 or by logging into PCO.
Online Professional Development Videos
We have several short videos that can aid you in your process of resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and other aspects of professional development. Check them out on our online video library.
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