Student employment job search
Use Handshake to find part-time, on-campus, off-campus, and seasonal employment that prepare 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 Accordion Closed
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 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! Read more about Work Study below.
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.
Stop by during walk-in hours Accordion Closed
Stop by Career Development during Walk-in Hours in the University Union (west-end, 1st floor, Suite 105) for quick questions.
Career Steps training modules Accordion Closed
Use Career Steps online lessons, specially tailored to help you prepare for student employment.
Student Employment Application & Availability Form
On-campus jobs will request your Student Employment Application & Availability Form. Download this form and ‘save as’; open your saved document and fill out the application and availability. When you’re ready, upload it into your Handshake profile documents as your “Other Document”.
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Contact us directly: StudentEmployment@nau.edu