Faculty/Staff Resources

Recruiting Student Employees

We are excited to see your interest in providing UC Santa Cruz students meaningful student employment opportunities! Learn more about our student employment policies, browse our student employment FAQs, and consider the ways you can support students' career development by partnering with Career Success.

Please note that July through November are peak periods of student employment onboarding. During these times, you may reach out to us if your student needs an immediate start date and cannot obtain an onboarding appointment within the time frame. For these specific students and situations, we can provide same-day onboardings as long as the student has completed all components of the onboarding process.

Post Student Jobs in Handshake


Handshake is the sole campus platform for students to search for meaningful on- and off-campus, part- and full-time employment opportunities. View a one-hour training session about using the Handshake platform here.

Visit our support page for a series of guides and videos detailing how to utilize the platform. 

Contact Career Success at ucscel@ucsc.edu with any questions about utilizing the Handshake platform. You may also book a 30-minute virtual appointment with Taylor Harrison or Veronica Heiskell, Ph.D.

Process your Student Hires in HIRES


HIRES (Hire Request Student Employment System) is the sole platform for processing the hire of new casual-restricted student staff positions. Note: Academic Divisions continue with their existing hiring and onboarding processesView a one-hour training session about using the HIRES platform here.

Visit our support page for a series of guides detailing how to utilize the platform.

Contact your PAT Timekeeper with any questions about utilizing the HIRES platform.  Please email Robin Reid (robinr@ucsc.edu) if you would like to request a virtual appointment. 

2024-2025 On-Campus Work-Study Recruitment

Please wait until September 3, 2024 to post work-study jobs in Handshake for the 2024-2025 academic year. See our Work-Study website for more information. 

Students may work in work-study jobs for 2024-2025 between September 21, 2024 through June 12, 2025.

Please label your work-study roles with the title “Your Descriptive Title - Work-Study” to ensure it is easy for students and your company to see your work-study jobs. Follow our posting on-campus work-study roles guide or video to learn more about how to post an on-campus work-study role on Handshake.