Working while in school is a great way to help keep loan debt down and to gain useful real-world work experience. Part-time jobs can be found either on or off campus.
Benefits of a Part-time Job
- Help fund your education or lifestyle.
- Develop new skills while refining others.
- Gain valuable work experience to be competitive in your career and job search.
- Meet and work with professionals.
- Experience new work environments.
Working on Campus
- Departments on campus hire thousands of students each year in a variety of roles. Jobs on campus are a great way to gain experience at a convenient location with colleagues who understand your schedule might need to change quarterly.
Opportunities for Qualifying Undergraduates
- Work Study - Work-Study is awarded to undergraduates based on need and may be a part of a student's financial aid package.
- Federal Work Study Experiment - UC Davis is part of an experiment to provide more work study opportunities in STEM and startup companies.
- Sacramento Valley College Corp (SVCC) - UC Davis has received a two-year grant to support the work of community-based organizations in key local priorities: K-12 education, climate action, food insecurity while providing financial support for the college student fellows.
- Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) - UC Davis has received a state grant to provide on-campus, research-based positions to California residents.
Things to Consider
- A paid job can potentially serve as an internship. Schedule an appointment with an advisor to assess whether your job meets internship criteria.