Why Work On Campus?
- Gain valuable work experience while still in college
- Develop transferable skills employers want
- Make money to cover college expenses
- Enjoy flexible hours and convenient locations
- Expand your network and meet new people
- Make a difference on campus
- Link learning experiences with the classroom
Search for On-Campus Jobs
Discover and apply to on-campus positions through the Careers at UA website.
Build Your Skillset
Student employees will have the opportunity to develop foundational career competencies desired by employers. Build your resume with these career competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Career & Self Development
Receive training and professional development, develop an awareness of strengths and weaknesses, build relationships within and outside of the organization.
Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.
Equity & Inclusion
Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures.
Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.
Please review the following eligibility requirements and general exceptions for student employment.
- A. General Eligibility Requirements for UAA Student Employment
- To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
- 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.
- be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
- 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
- not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
- have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
- To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
- B. UAA Student Employment Limitations
- 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.
- 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:
- 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
- the student is in the final phase of a degree program and in a University-approved academic internship; or
- the department has a limited, one-time emergency or a short-term need for additional student staffing.
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- summer session, after the students last final exam of the spring semester until the official first day of instruction of the fall semester.
- 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 email@example.com, 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.
- D. General Expectations
- 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.
- 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.
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.