Part-time Employment

Seeking a part-time job during college? Here are resources from Career and Employment Services (CES) to assist with your search.

Employment in the local community

  • A primary resource for Puget Sound students to find off-campus employment is the Handshake database.
  • Handshake features part-time, summer, and temporary jobs alongside full-time employment.
  • Opportunities include roles posted by neighborhood families (movers, baby sitters, house sitters, etc.) and local employers offering regular part-time employment.

Tip: Set up a Job Alert in Handshake to be notified when on-campus jobs are posted! Need help with this feature? Drop by CES for a demonstration.

University Work-Study Employment (on-campus)

  • Currently-enrolled students may apply for any University Work-Study jobs that are available on campus.
  • Hiring is often competitive for the limited number of vacant jobs.
  • Openings (part-time, temporary, and seasonal) are posted in Handshake as they become available.

Federal and State Work-Study Employment (on- and off-campus)

  • Eligible students may pursue employment through the federally-funded and state-funded work-study programs for the academic year and/or summer.
  • Eligibility is based on financial need and is determined through an application process with Student Financial Services.

For more information, contact CES. And remember that CES staff members are available to consult with you about your part-time job search.