Find a Job
Handshake is UW-Whitewater's online job board for students. Handshake includes student jobs as well as internships and jobs after graduation for most majors. Campus departments are asked to post available student jobs on Handshake so that students are aware of the employment opportunities across campus. Handshake is intuitive and easy to use and even has an app available for your phone.
UW-Whitewater employs approximately 2,500 students in a wide variety of roles. There are two main categories of on-campus positions, based on type of pay: Regular Pay positions and Work Study Positions:
- Regular Pay: The majority of student employees on campus fall into this category. Regular Pay means that the student does not receive Federal Work Study, and they are paid from department funds.
- Work Study: Federal Work Study is a need-based aid program that is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need. This program is available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students who receive a Federal Work Study allocation as part of their financial aid package are eligible to apply for Work Study jobs on campus. Students can earn up to the amount listed on their award letter. Individuals with questions about Work Study should contact the Financial Aid Office, (262) 472-1130.
Working for A'Viands
A'Viands, the company that provides dining services for our campus, employs several hundred students on campus. While these jobs are conveniently located on campus, students hired by A'Viands are not employees of UW-Whitewater and are paid directly by A'Viands. Therefore, A'Viands student employees are unable to use Federal Work Study funds for these jobs.
The Off-Campus Jobs posted on Handshake are jobs located within the region for students during the school year, or seasonal jobs out of the area for the summer months. Area employers are encouraged to submit their job postings to Handshake for viewing by students. To find these opportunities, search for Part-Time and put Whitewater in the search box.