Student Jobs

Training Ground
Stories by Katy George & Jason Stone  |  videos by travis worrell

On-campus jobs help our students gain new skills, find a community, and beef up their résumés

Alarm. Breakfast. Class. Study group. Club meeting. Presentation. How does a part-time job fit into a busy Duck’s day?

For thousands of UO students, an on-campus job is the solution. With no commute time, flexible hours, and supervisors committed to student growth, working for the university is the perfect fit. Brooke, Justin, Daniela, and Melissa found jobs that fit their needs, skills, and interests right here on campus.

More Than a Paycheck

On a national scale, holding a part-time job during college is associated with big benefits. The National Survey for Student Engagement found students who worked 10–12 hours a week averaged a 3.13 GPA, compared to the overall 3.04 average. And the UO’s Next Destination survey of graduating Ducks found those who worked more than five hours a week on campus were 1.8 times more likely to have a job after graduation.


Find A Student Job

students worked on campus in 2018–19
On-campus student job wages
job applications  submitted by UO students in Handshake in 2018-19
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University Career Center: Not Just for Seniors

With Fall Career Week coming up, the University Career Center is ramping up their programming to help students prepare for life after college. From practice interviews with real employers to résumé polishing and job search coaching, there are dozens of events and resources for students hoping to get a head start on their careers.

The University Career Center’s online portal Handshake has a full listing of on- and off-campus jobs and internships, scheduling function for interviews and advising appointments, and a full calendar of career-related events.

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Match Your Job to Your Interests

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Walking backwards, working in a team, and wearing green and yellow
Department: Student Orientation Programs
Position: UO Student Ambassador

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City streets, InDesign, and discussing environmental impact
Department: Sustainable Cities Initiative
Position: Graphics and Communications

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Hammers, Shakespeare, and bright lights
Department: Theatre Arts
Position: Scenery Carpenter

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Coaching, private enterprise, and one-on-one discussion
Department: Lundquist College of Business
Position: Business Administration 101 Tutor

Fired Up

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló found her community at the UO Craft Center

Job Title: Glass Studio Supervisor
Major: Painting and Drawing, Minor in Spanish
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon, by way of Chile

Meet Daniela

Social Currency

Justin Hartney balances class, a student job, and his own photography business

Job Title: Social Media Content Creator
Major: Advertising
Hometown: Los Altos, California

Meet Justin

Tech Wiz

Melissa Galvan has learned more than she ever imagined about machines working in the Price Science Commons & Research Library

Job Title: Library Student Assistant
Major: Biology and Ethnic Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Meet Melissa

Getting Psyched

Brooke Sabin exercises her people skills as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at the UO Student Recreation Center

Job Title: Student Fitness Staff
Major: General Social Science and Psychology
Hometown: Walnut Creek, California

Meet Brooke