Each college, division, or department on-campus has their own way of advertising available jobs for students. Below you will find information on how and where to find available student employee job opportunities at UofSC.
Before you start searching for a student job or working as a student employee, review the following criteria to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements.
Any student who is at least 16 years of age, is enrolled at UofSC on a full-time or part-time basis and is associated with the university primarily in the pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree.1
- Any student who is enrolled for the summer term,
- any student who is registered during the prior spring term and is planning to continue as a student during the fall semester, and
- new students or pre-registered continuing students accepted for the next fall term.
International students are permitted to work on-campus as part of their immigration status. There are different types of work authorizations depending on the purpose of employment and the student’s immigration status. Visit International Student Services for more information.
Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program funded by the federal government and administered by the university. Students can find employment to help pay for college expenses beyond tuition bills both on campus or in community service agencies. The Office of Financial Aid provides more information on Federal Work-Study eligibility and requirements. To review all current available jobs, visit the work study Find a Job page.
Graduate assistants teach classes, conduct research, serve as resident advisors, work in athletics or handle day to day administrative tasks. Many assistantships are awarded at the time of admission, but opportunities may also be available for current students. Visit the Graduate School for more information on graduate assistantships.
Departments that rely heavily on student employees typically maintain job boards where you can explore and apply to open positions. Departments on the Columbia campus that frequently employ students include:
In addition to those departments that routinely employ students, many positions are filled at the school or department level through fliers or simply word of mouth. If you wish to work for a specific school or unit, it is a good idea to contact them directly about available jobs.
Experiential Learning and Internships
The Career Center provides information about internships, co-ops, service opportunities and other off-campus jobs.
Handshake is the Career Center's online career management platform. Employers partner with
the university to post open positions through Handshake. Students and alumni use it
to search for positions, post resumes, sign up for on-campus interviews, find out
about job fairs and events and network with employers.