Student Employees

Our student employment program is created to offer meaningful learning and professional development opportunities. For students interested in working while pursuing their studies and gaining valuable skills and experience, our student employment positions are a great opportunity.

Check out the resources below, including how to find positions, apply with competitive applications and develop professional skills. If you have questions that are not answered below, check out our FAQ page or contact Student Employment at

Student Employee Toolkit
Search for Positions in PCO (Job & internship listing site for DU students.)
Resume & Cover Letter Basics
Sample First Year Resume (pdf)
Student Employees Achieve Series
Guidelines for Supervisors & Student Employees
Campus Resources
Human Resources: Shared Services
Financial Aid: Work Study
International Student Scholars
Graduate Assistantship Information
Office of Student Engagement Leadership Development Series

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.

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.

Career Skills for Student Employees

tool box

Student employees have the opportunity to learn important career skills in their student employment positions. Learning these skills now, in an educational environment and with a great supervisor, makes them more prepared for the world of work. What are the …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
Read more »

Student Employees Achieve Series: Winter 2021

Two people at a table, one speaking and gesturing.

This time around, we’re tackling professionalism and authenticity, workplace conflict, student employee stress, managing your manager, and more. Join us for these conversations throughout the quarter! Read more »

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
Read more »

Student Checklist for On-Campus Employment


We want to make the student employment process as clear and easy as possible, so take a minute to explore the steps below. If you’ve still got questions, you can find more in-depth information in the Student Employment Guidelines, and you can contact us any time at Read more »

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
Read more »

6 Ways to Build Up Your Resume When You Can’t Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship

6 Ways to Build Up Your Resume When You Can’t Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship thumbnail image

Depending on your course of study or interest, you may also be able to land part-time employment on campus with faculty or administrators. Read more »

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
Read more »

Student Employees Achieve Series: Fall 2020


Trainings are available at the times below and on-demand. If these pre-scheduled times do not work for your staff, student employment can deliver tailored trainings via team meetings. Special training topics accepted.

Tu, 10/20 @ 4 pm | Working Remotely and Staying …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
Read more »


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

In-Person | Mondays 2:30 – 4:30 pm |Burwell Center

In-Person | Wednesdays 10:00 am-3:00pm |Burwell Center

Virtual |  Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Join via Zoom

Virtual | Fridays 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Join via Zoom

Alumni Quick Question Hours & Resume Reviews Available