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How To Find a Position

Hourly Student Assistant positions can be found in Handshake, the University Career Center’s career services platform. All current students automatically receive a Handshake account once they are enrolled at the University. Once you’re in Handshake, finding jobs is easy! Use the “Jobs” section in the toolbar and filter by on-campus, or other qualifiers to find opportunities that fit your goals and schedule.

It is always best to apply for jobs in which you’re genuinely interested. Like finding  a full-time position, you will need to submit a resume and cover letter to help present your best self to hiring departments. If you need help with your resume or interview skills, book an appointment with our office straight through Handshake.

PLEASE NOTE: On-campus positions listed through the University Career Center are NOT benefit eligible (no vacation, sick days, etc). Benefit eligible positions are handled through the UTD Human Resources Department and are connected to Academic Research and Teaching Assistantships.

International Students

  • International students are encouraged to engage in the various student employment opportunities available on campus with the following considerations in mind:
  • International students may work a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.
  • International students are not eligible for participation in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program.
  • International students may work during summer sessions under the guidelines of the Quantity of Work Rule. In other words, a student’s combined course credit hours and work hours may not exceed 40 hours per week.
  • If the summer session is the student’s first semester of enrollment, they are not eligible to work.

Required Paperwork

Regardless of national origin, there are a number of documents the Student Employment Office (SEO) must process for you to ensure lawful authorization to work for and be paid properly by the institution. This documentation is required to be completed BEFORE you begin working. University forms required to be completed by students include:

  • Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility
  • Personal Data Form
  • Selective Service Form
  • DayOne Acknowledgement

These documents are only sent to students via the offer letter email sent by the Student Employment Office.


Work-study is a financial aid program funded by the federal and/or state governments and is awarded to students based upon financial need by the Financial Aid Office. If you qualify for work-study funds, you must obtain a job to utilize the funds. Work-study funding follows the student who received them, so any job obtained by a student with work-study funds as a part of their financial aid package becomes a work-study job.

F-1 Visa Students Please Note: Work-Study Jobs are available only to US citizens, permanent residents, temporary legal residents.

Employment Verification

To ensure compliance with FERPA, current students seeking verification of employment are required to submit a signed Verification of Employment form before any employment information is released. For the protection of our employees and the security of information, the University Career Center will not provide employment verification information over the phone without prior authorization from the current or former student employee.

All inquiries about employment verification should be directed to the student employment team.

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Use Handshake to search jobs & internships, book appointments, register for events and more.

Students: You already have an account. Log in using your NetID & Password.

Alumni: Log in or create an account using your personal email address. Must provide NetID during account setup.

Employers: Connect with UTD through Handshake to post jobs, events, and interviews.