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 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.

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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).

  • Find

    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

    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 with any questions.

  • Develop

    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.

    Communication & Technology
    Microsoft Teams | Zoom | Google Hangout or Chats | Miro Virtual Whiteboard

    Project Management
    Trello | Monday | Asana

    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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Career Peer Advisors – Appointments & Position Openings !

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Career & Professional Development and our awesome Peer Advisors are fully equipped to serve you in-person at the brand new Burwell Center for Career Achievement and virtually this Spring Quarter!

Whether you want help with resumes & cover letters, searching …

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How—and When—to Include Projects on Your Resume (Plus Examples!)

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If you’ve completed a project you’re especially proud of, it’s natural to want to show it off on your resume—and it might even help you land your next job. Projects that potentially belong on your resume can come from your …

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6 Tips for Success at a Career Fair!!


 6 Tips for Success at a Career Fair!! 

**Get your Resume Ready—Schedule a review with a Career Advisor here (see Appointments) or call 303.871.2150.

 **Check-Out Employers –Prioritize the companies or organizations that you want to connect with and research …

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Student Employment Training Menu


In addition to the trainings we offer each quarter for student employees and their supervisors, we can also come present on the professional development topic of your choice in your staff meeting or other gathering! If you’d like to request …

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Featured Resources

Career & Professional Development Contact & Location


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

Contact other Campus Career Offices

Student Drop-in Hours

Mondays 8:00-10:00am & 2:30-4:15pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Wednesdays 11:00am-3:30pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Fridays 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual | Join Via Zoom