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Career Services During Coronavirus

Career Services has transitioned to an entirely virtual model for the fall semester. We continue to offer a full menu of resources, programs, and services online. For more information visit the Career Services COVID-19 webpage.

Every year, hundreds of students work on the UAA campus. Working on campus is a great way to gain valuable skills employers want while earning money for college expenses. Career Services takes great care in helping students find a job on campus. Start building your skills now!

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Search for and apply to on-campus positions through the Careers at UA website. Refine your search by location and employment type. 

For resume, cover letter, or mock interview assistance, please contact Career Services. 

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Benefits of Working On Campus

  • Develop transferable skills employers want
  • Enjoy flexible hours
  • Gain experience to build your resume
  • Make money to cover college expenses
  • Expand your network and meet new people
  • Connect with campus resources and get involved 
  • Make a difference on campus
  • Link learning experiences with the classroom 


Connect with Campus, Build Your Skill Sets

As a result of on-campus student employment at UAA, students will have the opportunity to develop foundational career competencies desired by employers. Build your resume with these career competencies:

  • Leadership

    Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.

  • Oral and Written Communication

    Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

  • Professionalism and Work Ethic

    Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger institution in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

    Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

  • Information Technology Application

    Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

    Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

  • Global and Intercultural Fluency

    Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

  • Career Management

    Demonstrated ability to identify and articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, can identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue and gain new skills to achieve goals, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace (career driven mindset).

Alaska PEAK: Learning Through Work

On-campus jobs are hosted by UAA faculty and staff who are dedicated to your professional development and academic success. These jobs provide immersive learning experience for students to gain valuable skills and experiences while enjoying the convenience of working on campus and balancing academic schedules. You will have the opportunity to engage with faculty and staff across campus and connect with the variety of student support resources UAA has to offer. Build connections between what you’re learning in the classroom and what you’re learning on the job and student employment will help you translate those skills into the future.

Employment Eligibility

UAA student employment positions are intended to offer convenient, on-campus employment opportunities to as many UAA students as possible. In addition, student positions are intended to be part-time, temporary positions that supplement other sources of students’ financial support and promote academic and career development, whenever possible. Student employment classification is not intended to replace temporary employee classification. 

The UAA Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or designee is the MAU approving authority for exceptions to the UA Board of Regents Policy 09.05.00, University Regulation 09.05.00, and/or applicable MAU rules and procedures for any student employee at the Anchorage campus and other UAA community campuses or sites. Please review the following elibility requirements and general exceptions for student employment.

Students may request a waiver for certain student employment eligibility requirements by completing the UAA Student Employee Waiver Form, available by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at uaa_studentaffairs@alaska.edu, and submitting it to their supervisor for approval. If approved by the supervisor, the request will be forwarded on to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or designee for consideration.

  • A. General Eligibility Requirements for UAA Student Employment
    1. To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
      1. be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
      2. for employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UA credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and
      3. not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
      4. have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
        1. A UAA supervisor may seek a one-time exception for a student employee whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 or who has not successfully completed six or more UA credits in the preceding semester. For the Anchorage campus, the student must submit a completed UAA Student Employee Waiver Form to their supervisor. The supervisor must approve the request and submit it—including a plan of how the student will raise their GPA while continuing to work—to the UAA Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or designee and receive approval in advance of hiring or continuing a student employee.  For community campuses, the supervisor must submit a completed UAA Student Employee Waiver Form to the senior executive officer and receive approval in advance of hiring or continuing a student employee.
  • B. UAA Student Employment Limitations
    1. UAA students on F-1 and J-1 visas issued for UAA programs cannot work more than 20 hours a week during fall or spring semesters.  In very limited circumstances, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs can grant exceptions for additional work hours during fall or spring semesters provided the international student meets other UAA and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service eligibility requirements for on-campus employment.
    2. During fall and spring semesters, UAA Anchorage campus student employees may not work more than 20 hours per week, without supervisors receiving the advanced written approval from the UAA Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or designee.  UAA community campus student employees may not work more than 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters without supervisors receiving the advanced written approval from the senior executive officer.  Using the UAA Student Employee Waiver Form, supervisors may request written approval for a student employee to work more than 20 hours a week during fall or spring semesters if the student meets the terms and conditions for student employment, as defined by Regents’ Policy 09.05.02, MAU rules and procedures, and:
      1. the student is specifically skilled in an academic or vocational discipline where no other student employees are available and the exception is only for a specified short term; or
      2. the student is in the final phase of a degree program and in a University-approved academic internship; or
      3. the department has a limited, one-time emergency or a short-term need for additional student staffing.
      4. UAA student employees in Federal Work Study funded-positions must consult with the Federal Work Study coordinator in the UAA Student Financial Aid Office prior to accepting additional work hours to learn the effect that additional work hours might have on their funding status.
  • C. General Exceptions to UAA Student Employment Limitations
    1. Provided student employees meet the conditions stated in Regents’ Policy 09.05.00 and the eligibility requirements listed in section A of the UAA Student Employment Guidelines and Procedures, student employees, including students on F-1 and J-1 visas, may work more than 20 hours per week without advance approval during:
      1. winter break, after the students last final exam of the fall semester up through the Saturday preceding the official first day of instruction of the spring semester; and
      2. spring break, from the Sunday which begins the official spring break week when classes are not in session through the Saturday ending that same week; and
      3. summer session, after the students last final exam of the spring semester until the official first day of instruction of the fall semester.
  • D. General Expectations
    1. The UAA Student Code of Conduct applies to individuals working in a student employee classification, in addition to applicable employment laws and other federal, state, municipal, and University requirements. The code of conduct applies to new and continuing students even though they may not be currently enrolled while working, such as during summer sessions.
    2. All student employment positions at UAA have potential to serve as learning laboratories.  Supervisors are encouraged to: (1) develop learning outcomes for all student employee positions, (2) engage student employees in developmental conversations about the learning outcomes, and (3) periodically review the position responsibilities and employee performance to ensure learning outcomes remain appropriate and achievable.

Work study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program designed to help undergraduate and graduate students meet the cost of attendance. Certain campus jobs are only available to students who qualify for Work Study. Your eligibility for the program is determined as part of your application for financial aid. Learn about federal work study from the Office of Financial Aid.