Info for Students
Explore the benefits of working on-campus or off, then start your job search.
Student employment provides students with career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant to any majors, and the necessary preparation and assistance for competitive job markets.
Post or Find a Job
The Pomerantz Career Center's Handshake site lets employers post student positions and helps students search for the job that's right for them.
Learn About Work-Study
The UI Office of Student Financial Aid manages Work-Study awards, policies, and positions. See their site for anything Work-Study related.
Find More Facts
Student Experience at the Research University study findings include statistics on student employment, benefits of working for students, and financial concerns.
Student Jobs on and off Campus
Students who wish to work while attending the University of Iowa will find job opportunities on the university campus and in the local Iowa City/Coralville community. Most jobs are part-time hourly positions paid by employers, but some are supported by the federal Work-Study program.
Every year, more 7,000 students are employed through on campus part-time hourly positions earning over $25 million. Over 1,100 students are employed through the Work-Study program earning over $3 million.
The university does not assign students a job, even when the student is awarded federal Work-Study. The Office of Student Financial Aid is available to assist students and employers with information about Work-Study. Call 319-335-1460.
Pomerantz Career Center (PCC) staff are available to assist students with resume and job search tips. PCC staff also offer developmental training for students, including the UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) program. Students can contact PCC staff by calling 319-335-1023 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also make appointments with PCC staff through MyUI (click on Advising Appointment, then select Pomerantz Center).
Advertise and Find Jobs on Handshake
Employers can advertise jobs for free and students can research job opportunities on the Handshake website.
Get Help with Student Employment Questions
University Workforce Operations (a unit of University Human Resources), the Office of Student Financial Aid, and the Pomerantz Career Center each handle different aspects of student employment:
Need assistance with searching for jobs, job postings, and Handshake? Contact the Pomerantz Career Center:
- Room C310, Pomerantz Center
Need assistance with Work-Study? Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid:
- Students: 319-335-1450
- Employers: 319-335-1460
- Room 208, Calvin Hall
Need general assistance or help with part-time hourly student jobs on campus? Contact University Workforce Operations:
- Room 120, University Services Building
Should a student experience difficulties with their job regarding the interpretation or application of established policies and/or procedures governing the terms of their employment, working conditions, hours of work, or compensation, the Student Employee Grievance Procedure may apply.