Student Employees

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 Employee Handbook

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.

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Student Employee Toolkit

We’re here to support you. See below for information on how to find, apply & get hired, and develop in your positions.

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.

How to Find Student Employment Positions on PCO (video)
Search for Positions in PCO (blog)

Please note all resumes submitted through PCO will go through an automatic review process by the Career & Professional Development staff. While this may take extra time for you if revisions are needed, it’s to support you in submitting the most competitive application possible. A quality resume will help you now and in the future.

Please allow at least 3 days before the application deadline for this step. You will not be able to submit your full application until the resume has been reviewed and approved. Due to the expected volume of applications, do not wait until right before the deadline to apply as your resume could be delayed in the review process.

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 approved without going through major edits, allowing you to apply to student employment positions quickly. Reach out to Student Employment with any questions at stuemp@edu.

Student Checklist for On-Campus Employment (blog)
Resume Basics and Sample Student Resume (PDF)
First-Year Sample Resume (PDF)
Uploading Resumes and Applying on PCO (video)
How to Upload Your Resume to PCO (blog)

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, review the Work Study Policy Guide or visit the undergraduate and graduate work-study pages within the office of Financial Aid. Reach out to workstudy@du.edu with any questions.

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.

Timecards, Direct Deposit, I-9

These functions are managed by Shared Services in Human Resources. There are 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 sharedservices@du.edu with any questions.

HR Partners are also available to you as a resource. The HR Partners provide support and serve as a liaison between academic units and/or non-academic divisions and Central Human Resources & Inclusive Community. Additionally, the HR Partners are available to assist all University of Denver employees in addressing a variety of work and performance related matters. Reach out to  AskHRPartners@du.edu with any questions.

You can register for trainings specifically tailored to student employees. Check our our Achieve Series: Student Employees, or invite us in to provide a training just for your team! In addition, we offer a number of career & professional development programs on PCO for student employees.

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.

Student Employment Calendar

Important dates and deadlines related to international students and students eligible for federal work-study.

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Student Employee Training

Through our Student Employees Achieve Series (SEA), we offer development opportunities student employee, covering the career skills employers are seeking. All topics are presented in consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

View Trainings

Employer Concern Reporting Form

The DU Student Employment team is committed to providing meaningful connections between student employees and their supervisors, also known as employers. There are federal, state and university polices and guidelines in place to govern these interactions. Student employees who have encountered an employer who has violated these policies or guidelines can submit a report below.

Submit Report Form

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Supervisor Spotlight

“Recognizing that their work is a large contribution to the greater team and they are not just there to do “busy” work is a substantial step to make the experience beneficial and valuable to student employees.” – Hayley Olson

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director of Student Employment
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Supervisor Spotlight

“I like to create meaningful learning experiences that help students grow while contributing to the goals of the department in meaningful ways. I also think students bring unique perspectives that can’t be found with other types of employees, and that adds a lot of value to our work.” – Luke Watcher

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director of Student Employment
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Supervisor Spotlight

“Take the time to help them develop job goals. If the student does not see the value in the job, it may not be as an impactful opportunity as you hope it would be.” – April Osborne

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director of Student Employment
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7 Essential Career-Readiness Tips for Students

Deciding what to do after school and how to prepare for life after college can be stressful and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. If you follow the below seven stress-free tips, you’ll be well prepared for the next …

By Melissa Fisher - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Celebrate National Student Employment Week!

Join the Office of Student Employment in celebrating our student employees and supervisors this National Student Employment Week, held between April 4th and 8th!

Throughout the Week

Here are our ideas for (free and low-cost) ways supervisors can show their …

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director of Student Employment
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Featured Resources

Student Employees Achieve (SEA) Badge

Want to show future employers that your student employment makes you career ready? Apply to …

DEI Discussion Resources

We encourage student employees and their supervisors to engage in regular conversation around the ways that diversity, equity, and inclusion …

Available on-demand for your student employees. We can deliver tailored content at staff meetings or a separately scheduled time. Trainings …

Career & Professional Development Contact & Location

Phone
303.871.2150
Address

Burwell Center for Career Achievement
2190 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Career & Professional Development Hours

M 8:00am-4:30pm
T 8:00am-4:30pm
W 8:00am-4:30pm
TH 8:00am-4:30pm
F 8:00am-4:30pm

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