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Work On Campus!

100+ On-Campus Work Opportunities for Students

Students who are interested in working alongside professionals dedicated to ensuring the success and well-being of the UHD Community have an exciting opportunity to earn money on campus.  

UHD’s online job portal for students offers more than 100 opportunities for students in search of on-campus work. There are many advantages to working on campus:  

  • Students have the benefit of working in an environment suited to their skills, preferences and possible career goals.  
  • Supervisors who understand academic conflicts and can arrange work schedules around students’ class schedules.  
  • These opportunities afford students invaluable experience when preparing to enter the job market after graduation.  
  • Students make departmental and/or professional contacts, which can be invaluable when applying for graduate school and/or a job after graduation.  
  • On-campus work provides convenience by allowing students to remain on campus, instead of having to commute to a job — reducing travel time and transportation costs.  
  • Work-Study wages are not counted towards next year’s student contribution for financial aid.  

The following types of student assistant positions are available:  

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for college.  
  • Texas Work-Study (TWS) program provides part-time jobs to eligible students with financial need to enable them to attend college. Students must be Texas residents and maintain enrollment of six credit hours.  
  • Non-College Work-Study (NCWS) program is not connected to student financial aid and provides any enrolled UHD student the opportunity to work on campus. Students under the FWS program may be hired temporarily under the NCWS program during the summer and school breaks.  
  • Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) program provides graduate students the opportunity to assist with research activities under the supervision of a faculty member. They may conduct experiments, organize or analyze data, present findings in a publication, collaborate with faculty in preparing publications, oversee the work of other graduate research assistants or engage in other activities as assigned.  
  • Student Research Assistant (SRA) program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to assist with research activities under the supervision of a faculty member.  

Students seeking federal or Texas work-study jobs must first complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For additional information, contact the Scholarships & Financial Aid Office

“Working on campus allows students to acquire real-world professional experience and also offers great opportunities to network and gain invaluable career skills,” said Ivonne Montalbano, Vice President for Employment Services & Operations. “We highly encourage our students to apply and expand their opportunities for growth.”  

According to a study conducted in 2017 by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, students with Federal Work-Study jobs were three percent more likely to graduate with a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Another study conducted by Brigham Young University in 2006, and updated in 2016, revealed that on-campus jobs often correlate with higher GPAs and helped students to be more effective, organized and provide important skills.  

View available positions and apply now online.