University Workforce Operations-Student Employment

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

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Info for Students

Explore the benefits of working on-campus or off, then start your job search.

Find a Job

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Student employment is a win for both the student and the employer. The student employee benefits from the additional financial resources and an opportunity to develop skills for future employment. The employer benefits from a creative and motivated workforce.

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 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:

Need assistance with Work-Study?  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid:

Need general assistance or help with part-time hourly student jobs on campus? Contact University Workforce Operations:

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.