Student Employment


Federal Work Study (FWS)

Part-time, paid positions at Augusta University where a portion of the student’s wages are funded under a federal grant.  You must qualify for this program through the Office of Student Financial Aid. You must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid to verify if you are eligible for the Federal Work Study program. For more information about how to apply for Federal Work Study, please visit this page.

  • If you have a Federal Work Study award, please be sure to relay this to any campus hiring department you contact or apply to.

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Part-time, paid positions at Augusta University where the hiring department funds 100% of the student wages. All students who are currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program are eligible for the SA Program. Financial need is not a factor.


Graduate Assistantships are managed by The Graduate School and are highly competitive opportunities.  Some departments list their GA opportunities in Handshake.  To learn more about the eligibility requirements through The Graduate School, visit them here.


On campus employment opportunities are very competitive. Students who are already taking courses at Augusta University have immediate access to the Handshake job portal to search and apply for on and off campus opportunities using your Jagnet credentials here.

Please adhere to the following tips to ensure your success in seeking student employment positions: 

  • MAKE A SAVED SEARCH NOTIFICATION IN HANDSHAKE to stay abreast of the latest on campus student employment listings posted. See this quick video to learn more about setting up a saved search and notification in Handshake for student employment.
  • CONTACT CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY to inquire about student employment opportunities, because not all positions will be listed in Handshake.
  • AN UPDATED RESUME reflecting your enrollment at Augusta University is critical when seeking a student employment position. Please refer to this resume development guide to develop your resume.  We encourage you to avoid automated resume templates and create it from scratch in Microsoft Word.
  • RESUME CRITIQUES are encouraged before applying to positions. When you load your first resume into your Handshake account, it is held and reviewed by Career Services for approval.  We will work with you on suggestions/improvements to help you get a good, foundational resume.  You can also email your draft to for a review by Career Services.
  • QUICK VIDEO TIPS on resumes, interviewing, interview attire and professionalism are all accessible here to help you prepare for and potentially secure an on-campus employment opportunity.