Jobs on Campus

How to Find an On-Campus or Off-Campus Job

HandshakeThere are hundreds of student jobs on campus, from health center worker to customer service to research jobs. Work hours are scheduled around students’ class schedules and provide a regular paycheck that can be used to cover tuition and fees, living expenses, transportation—whatever you want. Once you are admitted, you’ll have access to a program called WolfLink (Handshake) where all jobs are posted.

If you received work study funding as part of your financial aid package, you can find work study jobs on WolfLink. These jobs might be on or off campus, and sometimes they can be related to the career you’ll be seeking after graduation.

There’s an entire department on campus, called Professional Pathways, that can help you look for work opportunities and assist you in applying for jobs. Professional Pathways also helps students—from freshmen to graduates and beyond—prepare for careers in the “real world.”

Top 5 Reasons to Work on Campus

Benefit from convenience
Student who work on campus can walk to their jobs, eliminating transportation costs that eat in their paychecks.

Schedule around student hours
Because employment hours are always scheduled around classes, students can meet their academic needs first while still having the opportunity to work.

Earn valuable income
It’s great to have extra income to help with the cost of books, tuition and fees. Many student workers use their paycheck to fund “extras” such as eating out or entertainment.

Gain experience for resume
In preparation for graduation, students will be building their resumes. It’s important to have something to list under the experience section to show employers you know how to be a good employee. In addition, your supervisors on campus have an active interest in helping you develop important work skills such as good communication, strong time management and a regular attendance. It is not like an off-campus job, where supervisors may only care whether you show up.

Choose from hundreds of jobs and fields
Whether you want to do landscaping, food service, office assistant, student media, video production or anything else, there likely is a job at WOU for you! You can even choose one that will teach you skills you’ll need post-graduation.