Many job openings are available through Handshake and ASUCD. However, there are many additional succesful strategies and resources for finding a job.
On-campus jobs intended for currently enrolled students include:
- Work study
- UC Davis Health System
- UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
- Satelite campus centers (e.g. Bodega Bay, Tahoe, Mind Institute)
Part-time non-UC Davis affiliated include:
- Chamber of Commerce
- Davis Enterprise
- Big local employers (e.g. Costco, Michaels, Nugget, Trader Joes, etc)
When applying to job vacancies, it is important that you understand all of the skills, abilities, and requirements needed to perform the stated job functions. You should have a resume and a cover letter ready to provide to the hiring employer.
It is recommend that you research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job before applying to any position. You must personally undertake this responsibility by thoroughly researching employers prior to visiting a potential employer’s house or business office. Neither the ICC nor UC Davis is responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of off-campus employment.
I want to apply for a work-study job on-campus, but Handshake says I am not eligible even though I am. Can I still apply?
Work-Study is a financial aid award. To see if you have this award, review your personalized financial aid notice at MyAwards. All on campus jobs can be converted to work-study positions.
Work-study eligibility is inaccurate for UC Davis students within Handshake. It may appear that you do not qualify for certain on-campus student employment opportunities, but you CAN still apply for these positions. When you apply, submit your Work-Study Eligibility Certificate, along with your other application materials.
Eligible students can obtain a Work-Study Eligibility Certificate (with a 30-day expiration date) through MyAwards. Work-Study Eligibility Certificates will become available in mid-June.