Acing the Search
Job searching can be intimidating. Let the Career Center help you make a plan.
Part-Time and Work-Study Jobs
For students interested in part-time work, there are three basic categories to pursue: work-study, on-campus positions, and off-campus positions. To determine if you are eligible for work-study positions, review your financial aid award letter. A list of local employers accepting applications is available on Handshake.
When you're ready to start your search for a full-time position, the Career Center can help. In addition to career counseling, we have the career resource library and career success seminars. We also offer job postings and employer information through Handshake and our partners database for UO students and alumni. If you are unable to find your dream job in Handshake, try some of our external job search resources or schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors.
The process of looking for a seasonal or summer job can't begin too early—it takes time to make a plan and research the options. More importantly, now is the time to start asking friends, family, neighbors, and other acquaintances about leads.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Local employers near the university or in your hometown—both small companies and corporations.
- Retail, shopping malls, and grocery stores.
- Hotels, resorts, tourist attractions, and theme parks.
- Restaurants including fast food locations.
- Parks and recreation programs available through your local city, county and state. Many local governments offer summer camp programs for kids. Don't forget special events like fairs and festivals.
- Create your own job and work for yourself as a pet day care and walker, house cleaner, errand-runner, child care, house painter, landscaper and yard worker, and more.