On-Campus Job Opportunities

Every year, thousands of San Diego State students work on campus. From the SDSU Bookstore to the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) and from department offices to the library, students take advantage of the flexibility and experience available in campus jobs.

Through Handshake, many part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities across the campus are posted and available to SDSU students. Many opportunities are also available through listings posted on campus and in department offices.

Hundreds of jobs are not filled until after classes begin, and jobs are available throughout the academic year. Log in to Handshake for on-campus job listings or take a look at the additional on-campus opportunities below!

Why work on campus?

  • Flexible schedules: Campus employers know that you are a student first, which is why they offer flexible work hours. You can be sure to find a job that will fit your schedule.
  • Walk to work: You are already here. Working on campus saves time and gas.
  • Special benefits: Different jobs have different benefits. Some come with discounts on books or free food. Others let you work at concert or games. Still others let you work directly with faculty members or other campus administrators.
  • Make new friends: Working on campus allows you to meet new people you might otherwise never get to know!
  • Work experience: Campus jobs provide valuable work experience and references that you can use later when applying for internships or career track positions.

Additional on-campus work opportunities:

  • Associated Students
    Associated Students offers hundreds of student positions in its operations including Viejas Arena, Aztec Student Union, Mission Bay Aquatic Center and the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). For student employment information, call 619-594-6487.
  • Aztec Shops
    Aztec Shops employs hundreds of students in the areas of retail (SDSU Bookstore) and food service (SDSU Dining Services, Concessions and Catering). For student employment information, call 619-594-6954.
  • KPBS
  • Library and Information Access
  • University Police
    • For student employment information, call 619-594-5892.
  • SDSU Research Foundation
    • For student employment information, call 619-594-4139.

Work study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program designed to help undergraduate and graduate students meet the cost of attendance. Certain campus jobs are only available to students who qualify for Work Study. Your eligibility for the program is determined as part of your application for financial aid.