Finding a Job
Although campus employers tend to have more hiring activity at the start and end of semesters, you can find a job any time of the year.
The most common ways students find campus jobs are:
Students also find jobs through networking, flyers posted in campus buildings, talking with peers, professors or university staff, or through external online job boards.
Let’s examine the most common ways students find jobs.
Handshake is the University of Cincinnati’s career platform. It’s free for students and lists on-campus co-ops, student worker positions, local part-time jobs and much more.
Getting Started in Handshake
Searching Jobs in Handshake
In Handshake, click the Jobs tab to browse all available jobs. Use keywords and filters to narrow your search results.
For your convenience and to help you get started, we've created some pre-set searches:
- On-Campus Co-op
- Part-Time Co-op or Internship*
- Service Learning Co-op
- Graduate student employment
- Opportunities with Cincinnati Innovation District Partners*
- UC Work-Study Jobs
*From the Filters page, navigate to the “Job Role” category. Enter the types of roles that match your interests or select from the list of suggested job roles. This filter is essential to narrow results.
Large Campus Employers
Part-Time Job Fair
Browse fifty to sixty different employers that offer part-time jobs with immediate openings on and off campus at the annual Part-Time Job Fair.
The fair typically takes place in the first two weeks of fall semester. Look for it in Handshake starting in August.