How to Find a Job & Work On-Campus

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Before Your First Day of Work

To be hired for a campus job, students must complete the University’s required employment forms, including I-9s and setting up direct deposit, before their first day of work. We encourage students who are considering working on-campus to complete these steps before or during the job application and hiring process.

Visit Payroll Help and attach your completed I-9 form and copies of your ID(s) by clicking on the paperclip at the bottom right. After your Payroll ticket is reviewed, you will receive an email to set up an in-person appointment to present your original ID(s).

If you are an F-1 international student or a non-US citizen please go to WesPortal > Campus Applications > Documents Required for non-US Citizens to find and complete required forms to work on-campus.

It is the combined responsibility of the student and supervisor to ensure that the student has completed the necessary paperwork with the Payroll Office before a student works any hours.

Get Started on Handshake

A wide variety of on- and off-campus positions are posted on Handshake for Wesleyan students.

Before applying to positions, we encourage Wesleyan students to build their profiles on Handshake to indicate their interest areas, showcase their skills and accomplishments, and stand out to potential employers. Review the resources below to learn how to navigate Handshake and set up your account.

Write & Review Your Resume

Review the Gordon Career Center’s resume writing resources and meet with a career advisor for a resume review appointment before uploading your document on Handshake.

Wesleyan undergraduates must have their resumes reviewed and approved by the Gordon Career Center in order to apply to positions posted on Handshake. Resumes uploaded to Handshake are reviewed within 2-3 business days, based on the criteria outlined in the GCC’s resume approval checklist. Most documents require some revisions before being approved, so plan ahead and allow at least a week for the review and approval process.

We strongly encourage students to schedule a resume review appointment to work on crafting their resume with a Peer Career Advisor — this step will help to expedite the resume approval process. Students are only required to go through the Center’s document review and approval process for the first resume they upload.

Resume approval is required to be considered for on-campus jobs that request a resume submission. About half of all campus jobs require a resume as part of their application process.

Need help finding our resume writing resources? Watch this short video.

Search & Apply to Campus Jobs

Browse campus job opportunities on Handshake. Make sure to filter using the Job Type: On Campus. Save positions you’re interested in and set up saved searches to be notified of new opportunities. Schedule a campus employment advising appointment if you need support with your campus job search, or navigating challenges in your campus job.

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Network & Interview with Hiring Managers

In addition to applying for a campus job on Handshake, it can be helpful to express your interest in the role directly to the hiring manager via email. You may also follow up on the status of your application with hiring managers directly.

Many hiring processes for campus positions require behavioral interviews. Review our interview resources to learn how to prepare. Practice and hone your interview skills online with Big Interview, free for Wesleyan students.

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Work & Earn

Record hours in Workforce Time. Watch this short video to learn how to clock in and out.