Find out how to search and apply for part-time student worker positions in various on-campus departments!
connectSC is your key resource to obtaining information on jobs, employers, Career Center services, career fairs, and employer Trojan Talks. Once logged in, go to “Jobs and Internships” –> “Search” –> “Position Type” to narrow down the job results for on-campus positions.
The majority of position openings are historically posted by the first or second week of August however on-campus departments continue to post positions throughout the year based on need. 48 hours after you register for your classes, you will be able to register on connectSC and have access to employment listings.
USC usually holds a Federal Work Study Job Fair a few days before the first day of school in the fall. Please consult our calendar of events for specific details.
Many departments use our connectSC portal to post their positions but some departments choose to use their own websites. A list of departments not using connectSC is below.
When applying to positions, make sure to follow the directions in the posting closely and tailor your application materials to meet the needs of the position requirements. Along with a resume, we recommend attaching a cover letter and a schedule with your work availability.
The following departments do not use connectSC for their job postings. Read on for individual department information.
Auxiliary Services oversees Administration, USC Bookstore, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, The USC Hotel, and USC Transportation.
Looking for a job at the USC Bookstore? Request an application from Guest Services Desk at USC Bookstore located at 840 Childs Way (1st floor).
Want to work for USC Hospitality? Get application and instructions.
Looking to apply to USC Housing? Contact the individual Housing Customer Service Centers and inquire about any job openings.
Want to work at The USC Hotel? Contact USC Hospitality for any job openings.
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
DPS provides a safe and secure environment on campus and in the USC community. Applications can be picked up at the DPS Front Desk located at 3667 McClintock Ave (in the Downey Way Parking Structure).
Facilities Management Services (FMS)
USC Athletic Department
The USC Athletic Department hires students for part-time/hourly positions throughout the school year. For more information about their different open positions, apply on connectSC under the employer “USC Athletic Department.”
USC’s University Park Campus currently operates 15 libraries. View open positions.
Other Employment Opportunities
Students should contact faculty directly (email or in person) to inquire if they need assistance with a class. Note: The Viterbi School of Engineering only offers RA and TA positions to PhD students.
Work-Study Job Fair*
Students can attend the Work-Study Job Fair held in the beginning of the fall semester for more information about on-campus employment and for the opportunity to talk with select employers hiring non-work study students. Email the USC Financial Aid Office for fair details.
*International students are not eligible for work study positions on campus. Refer to the OIS website for information about on-campus employment for F-1 international students.
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In addition to connectSC, Handshake is also available to help connect you with additional employers hiring for internship, part-time, and full-time roles.