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Federal Work Study Application Process for Students

 FALL 2020:  Positions posted to Handshake will go live on August 17, 2020.

Many work study positions are posted by campus offices to Handshake, the Career Development Center’s online job posting site. In order to apply to open positions, you’ll need to upload an updated, college-level resume to your Handshake profile; once your resume is reviewed you’ll receive either feedback for improvement or an approval notice. Since the approval process can take several days (due to volume or the need to make changes to your document and then re-upload it), we’ve assembled the following tips to help you prepare:

  1. Review the details of your Federal Work Study award communicated to you from the Office of Financial Aid.
  2. Claim your Handshake account, using your SJU login credentials to access Handshake. Login to your account here and complete your profile.
  3. Consult the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Studies and Education, or Haub School of Business resume samples for formatting and content guidelines. If you are undecided but know which college you’ll be in (CAS, SHE, or HSB), you can pick the corresponding sample.
  4. Write your resume, consulting the Resume Writing Guide and/or access the resources in the Career Toolkit on Canvas to make sure you’ve included all required components.
  5. Upload your completed, college-level resume to Handshake and incorporate changes you receive.

Some offices do not post positions on Handshake due to the volume of jobs they need to fill.  For the following departments, you’ll need to approach each individually to explore jobs in their departments:  Aramark, Campus Recreations and Athletics, the Library, and Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Questions can be sent to careerhelp@sju.edu