On-Campus Student Employment

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Seeking an on-campus job?

Learn about the benefits of working on campus and the transferable skills you gain.  

Visit us to learn where to start looking and how to apply. 

From Here to Career: A Career Readiness Program

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In August of 2021, participating faculty and staff supervisors of students began supporting working collegians by encouraging them to engage with a variety of online resources and helping them learn and apply career fundamentals through monthly check-ins.  

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Benefits of Working on Campus

There are many benefits to working on-campus. 

  • Flexibility 
  • Campus involvement 
  • Professional development and preparation
  • And, so much more 

Student Stories in CareerLink

Where to Find On-Campus Jobs

Visit Handshake to see find out who is hiring on campus. Handshake allows you to use filters in order to discover your best match, quick and easy. 

Want to learn about the application process? Visit CareerLink 

From Here to Career: A Career Readiness Program

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From Here to Career: A Career Readiness Program is an opportunity for student assistants and supervisors to learn about skills that future employers are looking for.  This program is based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Readiness Competencies which have been identified to help employees be successful in the world of work. Throughout this structured 8-month program student assistants will engage in an online course, meet with peer mentors, and learn from CSUN alumni who were student assistants

This program is from September 2022 to May 2023 with about a 30 minute a month commitment

Are you a student assistant looking to make the most of your on-campus job? Upon completion of the program, you will earn a digital badge! If you would like to participate in From Here to Career: A Career Readiness Program, check in with your supervisor and ask them to register for the program.  

If you are a supervisor of a student assistant and would like to participate in this program, complete the following registration form.  

Criteria to participate in the program: 

  • CSUN faculty or staff member, who supervises a student employee, must complete a registration form 
  • Both Supervisor and Student must sign Program Agreement – emailed to you upon confirmation of acceptance into the program 
  • Priority is given to positions funded through federal work-study, campus quality fee (CQF), and COVID-related funding.
  • One student participant per supervisor (2nd student may be considered based on availability)  
  • 8-month commitment    

Successful participation in the program: 


  • Digital Badge! To earn a digital badge, complete 9 Canvas modules, 2 peer mentor meetings (1 per semester), 2 guest speaker events (1 per semester), and Survey  
  • Discuss progress at monthly check-in meetings with the supervisor  

Supervisor of student employees:  

  • CareerLink’s Supervisor Toolkit  
  • Supervisor Orientation and Training session in August  
  • Monthly student check-in meetings (initiated by student) to encourage student engagement and professional development  

 In order to provide this opportunity to a diverse group of CSUN students, the program seeks to recruit from departments campus-wide. 

On-Campus Student Employment Committee

This committee was formed to better support on-campus student employees and supervisors. The committee's purpose is to share resources, create common experiences for student employees, and address campus-wide student employment needs for student employment campus-wide.

Contact the committee 

On-Campus Student Employee Committee 

  • Chair: Lucy Macis, Career Readiness Specialist, Career Center
  • Diana Medina, Work Study Coordinator, Financial Aid
  • Doris Chaney, Student Services Center/Tutoring Lab, College of Engineering Computer Science
  • Elba Mandujano, Senior Community Director, Student Housing
  • Frank Stranzl, Associate Director, Employee Development & Communications, HR
  • John Doebler, Human Resources Manager, AS
  • Joanne Cowles, Human Resources Specialist, USU
  • Kristen Pichler, Associate Director Human Resources & Development, USU
  • Paula Crutcher, Student Employee Coordinator, University Library
  • Patricia Gaynor, Assistant Director, Career Readiness & Matty’s Closet, Career Center
  • Semone Muslar, Human Resources Manager, TUC

Student Testimonials on Campus Job Experiences