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Student Job Resources

Learn about the opportunities and requirements for part-time student employment, as well as employment resources offered by UC San Diego.


Handshake is UC San Diego's database of off-campus jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and on-campus jobs (including work-study).


Work-study is subsidized employment for eligible undergraduates. You earn this self-help financial aid, so you don't have to repay it. The state or federal government, your hiring department, and the work-study program share the cost of your earnings.

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Prepare for job applications & interviews

UC San Diego students and recent alumni should take advantage of the Career Center's resources to help you succeed in your job search — create or refine your resume, improve your interviewing skills, and get advice for different career paths.

If you're a graduate student, the Career Center has resources specifically for you at

Job fairs and networking events

The Career Center holds several annual job and career fairs, partnering with national and international employers to provide students exposure to career and internship opportunities.

Career planning

Once again, the Career Center is your go-to source for learning about potential career paths and planning your future career goals. Check out Health Beat if you're exploring a medical career or another health-related profession.