Find a Job During School & After Graduation
If you are targeting your first job or internship as a student, the process is both exciting and challenging. There are things you can do to increase the success of your job or internship search.
Start with AGGIE Handshake to apply for on-campus (including work-study) or off-campus student jobs and internships. Internships can be posted as early as fall for the next summer and are available year-round but most competitive in the summer. You can also use Standout to prepare for interviews, and CareerShift or make connections with Aggie Alum.
Meet with your Career Coach to get help with your resume and cover letter, job search strategies, and to prepare for interviews.
Work Study Eligibility
Work Study (WS) Awarding Timeline for Students, 2021-2022
Below are key deadlines for the Work Study awarding process for the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Students must complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2021to be eligible for a WS award for the 2021-22 year.
- Students will be awarded no later than the end of March 2021.
- Those students who are awarded WS funding can begin applying for positions on August 1, 2021at usu.joinhandshake.com/login.
- Students who have obtained WS positions may begin working the week before classes’ start which isAugust 24, 2021.
- FAFSA is available to complete at www.fafsa.gov. The 2021-22 FAFSA will use the 2019 tax/financial information.
- Please use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to transfer in your tax information directly from the IRS. Steps to transfer the information to the FAFSA are found on the FAFSA website.
- Please complete the 2021-22 FAFSA as soon as possible and remember to answer “YES” on the question asking if you are interested in being considered for work study.
- Any questions on the FAFSA should be referred to the Financial Aid Office at 435-797-0173.
For any questions regarding work study please contact:
Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.These applied experiences may be paid or unpaid and, if approved and supervised by a USU academic college or office, taken for academic credit.
There is a list of internship coordinators for your specific college.
Through USU’s internship program, you gain the type of career-related experience employers want. Also, you:
- Gain valuable experience for your resume.
- Become more marketable for the job market or graduate school.
- Build networking relationships/contacts for the future.
- Increase your chances by 70% of obtaining a job offer from your internship employer.
- May be eligible for college credit and compensation
How do I get Academic Credit for an Internship?
Many USU departments offer academic credit for an internship that could apply toward your major and/or elective credit.
- Before beginning the internship experience, reach out to your faculty internship coordinator (listed below) or academic advisor to determine if your experience will qualify for academic credit.
- Individual departments require different deliverables for their internship course. Be sure to communicate with your course instructor to know what and when specific requirements are due.
Title IX Policy
Utah State University believes in fostering respect and dignity for all members of the USU community and addresses sexual misconduct and discrimination in all its forms. USU enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Under the law, sex-based discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and sex-based stalking. These behaviors are prohibited at USU and are collectively called “sexual misconduct” in interim USU policies 339, 339A, and 339B.
Students participating in out of classroom learning experiences (internships, practicums, student teaching, field work, etc.) have the right to an environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination. USU takes its Title IX obligations seriously and works to foster a safe and welcoming environment free of sexual misconduct. To learn more about Title IX and out of classroom learning experiences, please visit the Office of Equity’s website at https://www.usu.edu/equity/sexual-misconduct/Title-IX-out-classroom.