Student Employment

Information for Students

Finding a Job

The first and best place to look for student employment opportunities will be on Handshake, CU Denver's online job board. Not sure how to navigate the site? Stop in for our drop in hours during QuickTips and we can sit down together to work on a search strategy.

Types of Employment


Work-Study is a financial aid award that allows undergraduate and graduate students to work part-time to earn money to pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study. Students earning work-study funds are paid bi-weekly. If awarded work-study, students may search open positions on the Handshake job board.

Students can be awarded Federal or Colorado Work Study. Not sure if you have Work-Study? It will be a specific line item in your financial aid award package located in your student portal.

Student Hourly

Student Hourly positions are on-campus positions funded by a university department’s budget. Work-study and/or financial aid is not required for this type of employment. All hourly students must be enrolled in some credit-earning capacity during the semester in which you are employed. Students may search open positions on the Handshake job board.

Regular Hourly

Regular Hourly positions are offered by businesses in the surrounding Denver community, and are not affiliated with the university. All students, regardless of enrollment or financial need, may apply for these positions through the Handshake job board.

Information for Faculty & Staff

Whether you've never hired a student employee before, or routinely have a student employee staff - we're here to help throughout the process.

Getting Started

Tap into the talented workforce waiting for you here. Our students are eager to learn, and to put the lessons they're learning in the classroom to work in the real world. Post a Job on the Handshake Job Board for our students to find you.

Before registering for a Handshake account, new employers please read the Student Employment Policies, and familiarize yourself with the student employment handbooks below.

As an employer of student staff, the University of Colorado Denver already has an account on Handshake, so you don't have to create a new one for your department.

Follow these guidelines to join our account

Once you create your user account, you're ready to start posting your positions! Find some helpful tutorials below.

 Student Hourly Employee Work Policy

The maximum number of hours a student employee at CU Denver | Anschutz may work during a fall or spring semester is 25 hours per week or 50 hours per bi-weekly payroll period, provided no single week in that period exceed 40 work hours. During the summer the maximum number of hours a student can work is 40 hours per week.

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Student Employment

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