Working On Campus

Thinking about the costs associated with attending college can be overwhelming. However, Georgia State University understands that managing your finances is difficult, when the cost of your textbooks may exceed the cost of living. We suggest a simple solution — why not work on your college campus? Working on campus brings the best of both worlds together! It can ease the financial burden of attending college by allowing you to earn money to help cover personal expenses, transportation, housing and even tuition. Aside from earning extra money, it provides hands-on, real-world experience and an opportunity for you to gain valuable skills. Whether you are still searching for a college to fit your needs or a current student, Georgia State offers a variety of on-campus jobs for you to explore.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program that provides students with on-campus and off-campus jobs. It allows students to earn money and gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. The work-study program focuses on employment in civic education and work related to a student’s course of study. In order to be eligible for Federal Work-Study, you must meet all the federal aid requirements and demonstrate financial need.

Find more information on federal Work-Study programs here or visit the Financial Management Center at 227 Sparks Hall, open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:15pm.

Student Assistant Positions

Student assistants are responsible for demonstrating excellent professional judgment, having a positive attitude, being a team-players and following correct procedures and university policies. Student assistant roles can range from positions in housing, the Welcome Center, events management, the recreation center and many more. Georgia State offers countless opportunities for student employment; recreational services alone employs over 130 students in various positions each year and provides on the job training.

Georgia State University Resources:

  • Visiting University Career Services (UCS) can significantly increase your chances of landing a job on campus. UCS is a comprehensive career center dedicated to the success of all Georgia State University students. Their services help students explore academic majors, find internships and jobs, launch careers, explore graduate and professional school options and pursue their professional goals. UCS offer 15-minute resume reviews between Tuesday and Friday, 11am-3pm. Students can also schedule in-person mock interviews by appointment.
  • There are various student assistant jobs that can be found on Handshake, GSU’s free online job board for students, alumni and employers. Handshake is an easy way to search for job opportunities and upload resumes directly through its system. It can also be used to as a tool to schedule on-campus interviews with recruiters.
  • UCS hosts part-time job fairs to help all students go through the job search process with ease. Georgia State invites on- and off-campus employers to network with students for future employment opportunities.
  • If you want to get down to the numbers, check out our cost calculator to estimate the cost of attending Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus or a Perimeter College Campus.
  • Continue to check the University Career Services Event Calendar for ways to boost your experience and get involved!

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