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Whether you’re brand new to NAU and looking for on-campus and local work opportunities or a current student employee working on-campus, you are in the right place! Check out our table of contents below to take you to the information most relevant for you!
- Student employment job search
- Visit Handshake
- Three types of student employment
- Resources to support your applications
- Your required training
- Student Employment FAQs
- Performance management
- Professional development
- Student employee awards
- Federal Work-Study
Use Handshake to find part-time, on-campus, off-campus, and seasonal employment that prepares you for the realities of the 21st-century workforce.
Three types of student employment
Types of student employment you might find during your time at NAU:
On-campus student wage (SW) positions Tab Open
Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions Tab Closed
Off-campus part-time jobs Tab Closed
On-campus student wage (SW) positions Accordion Open
NAU employs more than 3,000 on-campus student employees in hourly, part-time roles. On-campus student employees may work up to 30 hours per week when classes are in session and up to 40 hours per week during breaks (winter and spring break) or the summer session. Exceptions apply for Minors or International students based on Visa status.
NOTE: Work-Study is not a requirement
Many on-campus student employment jobs list ‘Work-Study’ as a preference, but you should still apply if you aren’t Federal Work-Study Eligible. Don’t let that one little preference deter you from applying for the job; you can still apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the preferences!
Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions Accordion Closed
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based financial aid program. FWS employees may work on campus, or off-campus with approved agencies. To be eligible, students must apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is responsible for offering and awarding FWS funds to eligible students. Visit the OSFA website to learn about the Federal Work-Study program and eligibility.
Off-campus part-time jobs Accordion Closed
Part-time jobs in the greater Flagstaff Community allow you to find a position directly related to your strengths, interests, values, or field of study. Off-campus, part-time jobs are a key part of the local economy and a great option for NAU students.
Resources to support your applications
Need help with your application materials?
Request an appointment Accordion Closed
Request an appointment with Student Employment or Career Development staff to help with Handshake, your job search, or application materials.
Career Steps training modules Accordion Closed
Use Career Steps online lessons, specially tailored to help you prepare for student employment.
Met the min qualifications but not selected for an interview? Accordion Closed
Don’t fret! Hiring managers often screen applicants first for minimum qualifications and second to identify the other qualities and skills of the qualified applicants to identify individuals that will move forward in the application process.
The size of the applicant pool, as well as the skill level needed for the position, will have a large impact on the candidate pool selected to move forward with the interview process.
We strongly recommend targeting your applications for each job (or type/category of jobs) to which you apply to maximize your chances of being selected to advance. Request an appointment with Student Employment or Career Development staff to help target your application!
Student Employment at NAU is a student-first, learning environment focused on career readiness and professional development, while helping to achieve the mission of the University. The skills and competencies you develop as a student employee at NAU are just what employers want in recent grads.