Prepare Materials 

First, update your resume & cover letter. This is an important step before applying and interviewing. Check out our resumes page for tips!


Federal Work Study   

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Federal Work Study is one type of financial aid students may be eligible for. Find your eligibility and accept in in your SIS Student Center online. Work study funds can be applied to any on-grounds jobs and even some community positions!

Questions about Work Study?

For more support with work study, or any other financial aid questions, you can reach out directly to Student Financial Services at [email protected] visit the Student Financial Services webpage.

Student Financial Services

Job Search  

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Regardless if you are work study eligible or not, you can search & apply for on-grounds jobs in Handshake. You can also reach out directly to a specific office you want to work in to find the job opportunities they have!

Search for jobs in Handshake

Questions About Job Search?

For more support with applications, or before beginning a position, schedule a meeting with a career counselor in Handshake.

Schedule an appointment

How will this help?

Student employment offers you exposure to different organizations, work cultures, and functional roles. Students who work summer or part-time jobs during the academic year develop strong transferable skills to internships and professional positions. These employment opportunities can also help you establish a network of referrals and key contacts in your intended industries of interest. Student employment provides many students with the ability to support their financial needs while attending UVA.

Employment I-9 Requirement

When you are offered an On-Grounds job you will be required to complete your federal I-9 verification within 3 days. This includes meeting, in person, to present identity and employment authorization documentation. Having the necessary documentation on hand will help make this process smooth, leaving you ready to start your new job.