The student employment process at the University of South Florida is a collaborative process among Students; University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services (USFAS); Vice President and Dean areas; Hiring departments; Career Services - Office of Internships & Career Readiness; Human Resources; and Payroll.
The Internships & Career Readiness team can help you successfully recruit and hire the student talent your office needs!
On-Campus Student Employment Funding Types
There are three types of student employment funding on campus.
Departments have the option of funding their own student employment positions. These student employees are considered temporary employees.
This is a need-based financial aid-funded part-time (maximum 20 hrs/week) student employment option.
This is also a need-based financial aid-funded part-time student employment option. Students in this role are also only permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Posting Your Positions
On-campus departments are encouraged to post their positions in Handshake, USF's online career management system.
Departments may also choose to post their positions in GEMS, the platform used by Human Resources for other on-campus positions, such as full-time and temporary positions.
Handshake offers a number of benefits for departments who choose to post their positions here. First, Handshake keeps a record of old postings, making it very simple for you to duplicate an old posting, make any needed updates, and repost it. You can also use the system to learn about and register for recruiting events, like the On-Campus Job Fair.
On the student side, Handshake allows them to save searches for FWS or other on-campus positions, making it very easy to use. They can also mark employers as a "Favorite" and get alerts when they post a new job or register for an event.
If you want to post your positions through GEMS, you will need to work directly with your Human Resources service center representative. If you do not know which service center your department belongs to, or need to find the representative contact for your service center, you can find that information here.
Recruitment Event Opportunities
During the Fall 2020 semester, Career Services will be hosting a virtual On-Campus Job Fair using Microsoft Teams. This fair will be free for on-campus departments to participate in. Information about this fair, including registration information, can be found here.
We are planning to host a Spring 2021 fair as well, and will make more information about that fair available at a later date.
Resources and Training
We have a number of videos available on YouTube to help you recruit, train, and supervise student employees.