Get Hired on Campus


Your next job just got more convenient.

Thousands of student employment opportunities await you at LSU. No matter your interests or experience, you are sure to find a work experience that helps you to:

  • Gain valuable learning experiences to complement what you are learning in the classroom
  • Get paid for work that has a direct, positive impact on the LSU community
  • Make friends with coworkers and find mentorship from staff or faculty who supervise your work
  • Prepare for life after graduation by gaining work experience and career skills

Step One

Prepare Your Resume & Upload it to Handshake

The on-campus job search starts with a resume uploaded into Handshake, LSU's online career platform. Your resume is your opportunity to share more about yourself with the hiring department and we're to help with templates, online resources, and resume appointments. While we encourage you to first try to create a résumé using the templates linked below, first-time job applicants may prefer to submit a Student Employment Interest Form with their application in place of a résumé. 

Once you create your resume, upload it to Handshake before applying to jobs.

Step Two

Apply for Jobs in Handshake

Handshake is LSU's online career platform, connecting students to employers, job opportunities, career events, and career resources. On-campus jobs are continuously being posted to Handshake throughout the year. 

Access Handshake

Incoming students will receive access to Handshake after attending LSU orientation. You will receive an email from the career center once you have been given access to Handshake, instructing you on next steps to apply. Continuing students already have access to Handshake and can log in using myLSU credentials.


  1. Upload your resume to Handshake before applying to jobs. Allow 1-3 business days for review by Career Center team.
  2. Learn how to filter job results by “On-campus” and begin applying
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Students working in a chemical engineering lab

handshake logoClick a job and login with your myLSU credentials to apply to these on-campus jobs and more.


Eligibility, Work Hours, & Funding

LSU's Policy Statement 33 governs the employment of students by the University.

Student employees are required to maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average and may not be on academic probation or scholastic drop, as defined by the General Catalog.

Work Hours

  • Student employees are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters or during the summer semester when enrolled in summer session.
  • In the event that a department and student wish to exceed this limit, the supervisor may submit a request with justification for the student to work up to 25 hours per week.

International Students

There are additional eligibility and work hour requirements for international students.

View international student requirements

Funding Your Position

You do not need to be a financial aid or scholarship recipient in order to seek student employment at LSU. Many positions on campus are funded by the university, meaning any student can apply.

Some positions on campus are directly funded by financial aid awards or scholarships. If a position is only open to students with aid, that will be specifically noted in the job description for those positions.

Student employees are funded in three main ways:

With Departmental Budget funding, departments may pay students directly from departmentally controlled funds, which may come from a variety of sources including state allocations, grants, and private dollars.

Students with or without Federal Work Study or President's Student Aid may apply for these positions.

Federal Work Study is a need-based federal program that provides funding for part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Units that hire students who qualify for this aid are able to use the funding source to pay the student’s wages. See if you have Work Study.

President's Student Aid is a merit-based program typically accompanying university scholarship offers to incoming undergraduate students. Units that hire students who qualify for this aid are able to use the funding source to pay the student’s wages. Auxiliary units are ineligible use this source of funds. 


Step 3

After Accepting a Job

Review important resources prior to your first day of work and consider taking advantage of the online professional development opportunities below.

Review Expectations & Requirements

Student Employment is a great opportunity for you to hone in your skills in professionalism and to demonstrate your work ethic by making a positive impact on your office. Supervisors also make great references for future jobs, so be sure to do your best.

  • Stick to your work schedule as established by your supervisor
  • You should never be in working status during one of your academic scheduled courses
  • Report to work on-time
  • Accurately report your time
  • Follow any office or departmental policies
  • Notify a supervisor as soon as possible if you are unable to work or are running late
  • Be honest and open with your supervisor if you need to cut down your hours or take off
  • Complete your mandatory state trainings each year: Mandatory Trainings

  • Confirm your start date and time with your supervisor
  • Double-check that you are not scheduled to work during any of your academic courses
  • Be sure to check workday for necessary on-boarding steps as part of the hire process
  • Compile documents needed for your I9 verification that will take place on your first few days in the office. As part of the hire process you will be required to prove your identity and ability to work in the United States. This is done by providing your place of employment with official documents. Copies cannot be accepted. View a list of acceptable documents.

  • You will need to provide your official documents (no copies) as part of the I9 verification process.
  • Expect to go over office policies
  • Ask questions! Your supervisor will appreciate that you want to do a good job by asking questions to ensure you know exactly what is expected of you. Also make yourself aware of other staff members, office services, and anything else that could help you in your job. 

Payroll Fraud is any act of purposeful deceit against the payroll system. For example:

  • Reporting hours on your time sheet as worked hours that you did not work
  • Staying late or clocking in early from a scheduled shift, without supervisor approval

According to PS-33: Students who commit payroll fraud will be terminated immediately and will not be allowed to hold future student employment positions with the University, including graduate assistantships. Policies regarding graduate assistantships are found in PS-21 (Graduate Assistantships). State law requires that any misappropriation of funds must be reported to the District Attorney and the Legislative Auditor. In addition, the payroll fraud will be reported to Campus Police and the Dean of Students office. 

A student employee who is seeking a solution concerning issues arising from working conditions, employment practices, and interpretation of policy and/or procedure may file a grievance following the Student Employment Grievance Procedure.

Download the Student Employment Grievance Procedure.

Employees who feel they are being discriminated against because of race, color, sex, ethnic origin, religion, age, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, disability or sexual orientation also have a right to file a complaint in accordance with Policy Statement on Equal Opportunity (PS-1) or Sexual Harassment (PS-95) or any other applicable policy.


Plan for Professional Development

The Student Employee Professional Development Program is a resource to assist in developing transferable skills and making the most out of your student employment experience. 

  • Talk to your supervisor about completing these modules and your professional development plan.
  • You can enroll in the free, not-for-credit online course by following the steps below:
    • Use your LSU credentials to log into Moodle.
    • From the home page, scroll to the bottom and enter “Olinde Career Center On-Campus Student Employee Professional Development Series” in the search box.
    • On the next screen, click the enroll option. 
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Residence Hall Assistants working on Move-In Day

Whether this is your first job or just your first job at LSU, welcome to the Tiger team!