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How to Apply for a Work Study Position in Handshake

If you wish to apply for a Federal Work Study position in Handshake, watch the step-by-step video or follow the instructions below. 


How to Search & Apply for a Work Study job in Handshake:

From the homepage, start by clicking on Jobs in the top menu bar as show below. You will be taken to the JobSearch page.

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From here, there are various options available to view available jobs and narrow your search.

  • To search for Work Study jobs, type the key words “work study”in the search bar and hit 'enter' to launch your search.
  • From there, you will see all jobs related to Work Study positions. (As you can see below, there are currently 116 Work Study positions posted.)

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From here, you can continue to narrow your search by adding additional filters by clicking the blue “Filters” button.

  • Some common filters include on-campus & paid roles only. You can also select the industry, job functions, employer preferences, etc.
  • DO NOT check the Work Study box – At this time, we are not able to use this filter. Again, the only way to specifically search for a Work Study job is to use the key words “Work Study” in the search bar.
  • Once you have applied all of the preferred filters, click on the blue “See Jobs” button on the bottom of the screen.

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Once you find a job you would like to apply to: 

  • Click on the job title and it will bring you to the full job description as seen below.
  • Click the green “Apply” button on the right of the screen.
  • Fill in all necessary information and upload all required documents (resume, cover letter, etc.) and click the green“Submit Application” button.

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Here are some additional tips when searching and applying for jobs in Handshake:

Save Job Searches

  • Save your “work study” job search so you can simply click on the saved search each time you would like to look through Work Study positions.
  • You can do this by clicking the blue “Create Search Alert” button on the right of your screen.
  • For step-by-step instructions, watch this video on how to save a job search.

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"Favorite" Job Positions

  • “Favorite” a Work Study position by clicking on the star symbol next to a job.
  • By doing this, you will receive updates on the position, it will be added to your “My Favorite Jobs” box, and it will be featured on your home screen.

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