Finding Your Work-Study Job on Handshake

To participate in work-study, students must have been awarded and accepted work-study as part of their financial aid package. If you have been awarded work-study funds as part of your financial aid package, congratulations!  Many work-study positions can be found on Handshake.  While the majority of positions will require you to fill out and submit this Work-Study Position Application, some will have their own requirements to apply- so be sure to read and follow all directions in a job posting. For positions requiring the Work-Study Position Application, download the application, fill it out, save it to your computer, and re-upload it to work-study jobs of interest on Handshake. 

Unsure if you are work-study eligible? Contact Student Financial Services for more information. 

Interested in being added to the work-study waitlist, contact

*Returning students can bypass Handshake by speaking with past employers directly.  Make your supervisor aware that you have received work-study again in your financial aid package and would like to return.

If you are new to campus or are switching Work-Study positions, follow the instructions to browse positions on Handshake. Instructions by video here. Instructions with visuals here.


  1. If you are a new student, wait for the University to create your account AFTER you have completed orientation and registered for classes. Shortly after orientation, you will receive a welcome e-mail from Handshake to your inbox– this means your account is ready and you can log in.  If you are a current student, your account is already set up.
  2. Click here to log in using your StarID and password (If it is your first time logging in it will guide you through setting up your profile).
  3. Click on the “Jobs” tab at the top left corner.
  4. Click on oval labeled “All filters.” 
  5. Check the box labeled “Work-study” and click the blue oval “Show results” at the bottom right.
  6. Click on the titles to learn more about each position.
  7. Apply by uploading the Work-Study Application or following other provided directions for the position. Don’t delay applying – if you see a job you’d like, make sure you apply right away as employers may hire before the “close” date.

Resources for Work-Study Students

  • If you would like to request workplace accommodations for your work-study position, contact Accessibility Resources.
  • If you experience harassment or discrimination in your work-study position, resources to report can be found here
  • If you have questions about your Financial Aid package or award, please contact the Campus Hub to make an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor.  They can be reached at
  • If you have questions about using Handshake contact the Career Development Center at