Office of Student Life

Student Employment Experience

Finding Student Employment

There are four routes that you can take to begin your search for student employment at Ohio State.

1. Search for employment through Handshake

  • Go to
  • Login using your (do NOT use your buckeyemail email)
  • Once you are logged into Handshake, go to the "Jobs" section
  • Select the “On-Campus” search filter to find and apply for jobs at Ohio State
  • If you want to learn more about Handshake, visit the Buckeye Careers’ website

2. Search for employment through Workday

Current employees and students enrolled at Ohio State can log into their Workday account to view and apply for positions.

3. Access the job board posted by the Student Financial Aid office

This job board has postings for both federal work-study and other student jobs.

As a note, if you are not eligible for federal work-study, then you will not be able to view work-study positions when you log-in. If you are unsure if you are eligible, your federal work-study eligibility should be indicated on your student financial aid package.

If you have questions about federal work-study eligibility, please contact Student Financial Aid.

4. Search for jobs by department

If you have a specific on-campus job or department in mind, try visiting their website! There is a chance that departments will advertise their open positions online. You can also contact them directly or visit their office in-person!

Need Additional Support?

  • Buckeye Careers offers career coaching appointments and resume review appointments for all Ohio State students. Our career coaches can help you clarify your goals, explore personal concerns and develop an individualized career plan. We also recommend scheduling a resume review appointment as part of your job search!
  • You can find the current SEE Student Workshop Schedule online. Many of these workshops cover topics such as career exploration, job search strategies and identifying transferable skills.
  • Many colleges at Ohio State support their own career services office. In addition to the other services they offer, these offices can also be a fantastic resource for discipline-specific guidance. You can find a list of career services offices across campus here.