KU employs about 4,700 students in on-campus jobs (1,900 graduate teaching assistants/graduate research assistants and 2,800 student hourly employees); however, the job search process for on-campus jobs can be competitive.
Job search tips for students include:
- Complete all application materials thoroughly and follow all instructions.
- Apply for a number of jobs.
- Follow up with prospective employers by phone or email.
- Contact the University Career Center for personal assistance with application materials, interviewing skills, and student employment opportunities.
Students can view most of the available on-campus jobs at https://employment.ku.edu. Some on-campus jobs, like those with Kansas Unions, Kansas Athletics, and other KU affiliates are listed separately. Students can find links to these additional on-campus employment opportunities on our part-time jobs website.
The University Career Center assists KU students with obtaining part-time off-campus jobs through its Student Employment program, a federally subsidized program that locates and develops off-campus job opportunities in Lawrence, Topeka, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The greater connectivity between employers and students produces numerous benefits. Students can sharpen their job skills and gain valuable professional work experience. For employers, the process of filling job openings with qualified applicants becomes easier.
Students can view off-campus job openings at KUCareerHawk.com/PartTimeJobs.
Fall Student Job Fair
Every August, the University Career Center hosts a Part Time Job Fair in the Kansas Union on the first day of class of the fall semester. On-campus and off-campus employers attend the job fair to meet students and advertise their job openings. Meeting employers in person at the Part Time Fair can help students learn more about the types of positions they can apply for as well as show initiative and interest to prospective employers.