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 Employee Toolkit

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

  • 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.

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

  • Apply & Get Hired

    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 Handbook 2020-21 or visit the undergraduate and graduate work-study pages within the office of Financial Aid. Reach out to 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 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 with any questions.

  • Develop

    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.

Achieve Series: Student Employee Track

We offer development opportunities student employee, covering the career skills employers are seeking. All topics are presented in consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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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

Important Dates

Here are some important dates for supervisors and student employees for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Nominate Your Student Employee or Supervisor of the Year!

Do you supervise a stellar student employee? Or are you a student working for DU’s best boss?

Recommend them for this year’s Student Employee or Supervisor of the Year!


Here’s how to nominate a student employee:
Complete our Nominate …

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
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Winter Student Employment Job Fair!

Join us at our first ever Winter Welcome Week student employment job fair! During this event, students will be able to meet with on-campus employers looking for talented future team members across all majors, especially those currently hiring for summer …

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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9 Tips for Writing an Engaging Resume

Your resumé is the single most important document for getting noticed by a potential employer. Studies show that, on average, most hiring managers only spend about 6-7 seconds reading resumés, which makes creating an engaging resumé absolutely essential. While every …

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Featured Resources

DEI Discussion Resources

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

Student Employee Training Menu

In addition to the trainings we offer each quarter for student employees and their supervisors, we can also come present …

Employer Concern Reporting Form

The DU Student Employment team is committed to providing meaningful connections between student employees and their supervisors, also known as …

Student Employment Newsletter

Each quarter, the Student Employment team sends out a newsletter to student employees and their supervisors with updates, announcements, events, …

Use our Resume Basics guide and sample as you create your resume. In addition, if you are a first-year student, …

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