Published: Jan. 7, 2020

From paid research studies to part-time student employment, there are many opportunities to work at CU Boulder. Aside from earning money, working on-campus is a great way to get involved, meet others and gain work experience. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience by working on campus.

Meet new people

Working on-campus with other student employees allows you to meet and spend time with fellow Buffs. Departments such as the Rec CenterEnvironmental Center and Housing & Dining Services are some of the largest employers of students.

On-Campus Student Job Fair

Thursday, Jan. 30 
2–5 p.m.  UMC 235

Visit and interact with departments who are hiring student employees at the On-Campus Student Job Fair. Network with staff, apply for available jobs and learn more about the variety of student jobs available on campus.

  • Hourly and work-study positions available.
  • Open to all current undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Bring résumés, questions and yourself in business-casual attire.

Gain experience to include on your résumé

There are skills you can develop with on-campus jobs that you can use in your future career. These include customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. There are also many student jobs specific to your industry, such as graphic design and research. All of these experiences look great on a résumé.

Get to know CU faculty and staff

On-campus employment offers opportunities to work more closely with faculty and staff. Staff and faculty can become mentors, and potentially lead to future internship, research opportunities or letters of recommendation.

Flexible schedule

Most on-campus jobs and paid research studies offer flexible scheduling. Most students work between 10 and 15 hours a week, with a maximum of 25 hours per week for part-time jobs. Your hours can be scheduled around your class schedule and other commitments.

Learn more about on-campus jobs at CU.