Work On-Campus



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Check to see if you have Federal Work-Study Money
    • Access your mylasalle portal
    • Type “BR. LUWIS” in the search bar at the top
    • Select the “Financial Aid” tab
    • Click on “How much am I receiving?”
    • Click on the blue word “awarded”
    • Select the “Award Overview” tab
    • The award amount should be listed under “Funds” in the “Work-Study” row.
    • If you have been awarded Work-Study you can apply to all jobs that have “Work-Study” or “FWS” in the name
    • If you do NOT have work-study you are able to contact Financial Aid to be placed on a waiting list, or to pursue Budget within Handshake!
  2. Make sure your resume is APPROVED by a Career Center staff member in Handshake
    • The Career Center provides feedback on every resume uploaded to Handshake, be sure to review and follow the recommendations
    • Schedule an appointment in Handshake 
    • Attend a drop-in session in-person in Founder Hall 128 or virtually in Handshake.
    • Review the Career Center’s resources, and samples!
  3. Find and apply to jobs in Handshake
    1. Access Handshake via the Portal (search “Handshake in the search bar).
    2. Once you are in Handshake click “Jobs” on the home page and filter through jobs by clicking the “on-campus” button to see all open positions.
  4. Get Hired! Submit Paperwork to Human Resouces
    • If you are a graduate assistant, budget, or FWS student worker your supervisor will need to fill out a hiring form at least 3 days prior to your start date on your behalf
    • Graduate Assistant Hiring Form
    • (Undergraduate) Student Hiring Form
    • If you have never held an on-campus job before you will need to complete the New Hire Packet.
    • To submit to Human Resources for processing you must have 2 (two) forms of ID (ie. Driver’s License, Passport, Social Security Card etc.)
  • The deadline for a student to submit their FASFA to secure their financial aid for the upcoming school year is due June 30, 2023. Students should follow up with the Financial Aid office after submitting this request or if additional assistance is required.
  • If you receive a raise in pay greater than minimum wage, it could affect how many hours or how long you can work. If you receive a raise but continue to work the same number of hours per week, it could exhaust your work-study funds quicker. Reach out to your supervisors to discuss how a raise could affect your hours.
  • All requests for pay greater than the $7.25 minimum wage require the signature of the Vice President of the division in which you are employed.
  • Please note: This is not required for Graduate Assistant positions.
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based employment program administered by the University. Priority is given to full-time students who fill out the FAFSA on time.
  • Students must submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need to qualify for federal work-study. Federal work-study is awarded based on the information provided on a student’s FAFSA. Because federal work-study is a need-based award, not every student qualifies. Students must also complete all outstanding requirements with the Financial Aid Office before they can receive federal work-study. Because the university receives a limited amount of federal work-study funds each year, students who submit their paperwork late will be put on our work-study waitlist. This is done in an effort to ensure that we do not overspend our work-study funds or spent our allocation too quickly.
  • Any additional questions can be directed to
  • Link to complete the FASFA


Top 6 Reasons to work an on-campus job

  1. You will get paid
    • Not only will you have some spending money, but you will also have money to pay for your books. Having a job on campus will also teach you how to budget your money until the next pay cycle.
  1. Flexible work schedule
    • The department that you work for will work with you to avoid academic conflicts and other obligations.
  1. You will expand your network
    • You can build your professional and social network to include co-workers, supervisors, and faculty, and staff.
  1. You may become more involved on campus
    • Working on campus allows you to get involved in various organizations through all the people that you meet.
  1. You will develop a lot of new skills (and strengthen ones you already possess)
    • In an on-campus position, you will learn how to become an effective communicator, work with others, and manage your time wisely.
  1. Convenience
    • Even if you commute to campus, nothing is more convenient than working on campus. You can easily go from class to your on-campus job in a matter of minutes!


What skills will I learn by working an on-campus job?

Oral & written communication

Critical thinking



Digital technology


Global & diverse perspectives


Customer service

Decision making


Project management

Time management

& more!




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