Student Employment

Welcome to Student Employment!

Whether it's across continents or right across campus, banana slugs are changing the world. UC Santa Cruz students are known for their interdisciplinary interests, bold ideas, and commitment to social justice and environmental responsibility. Our student employment team is proud to support thousands of students every year on their journey to career success. 

Visit during our walk-in hours or book an appointment.

Our Hours

Office Hours
Drop-in Hours
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm 11:30am-4:30pm

Student Employment Opportunities

The Employee Request (ER) system offers both work-study and non-work-study options to work on campus. Check out our Searching for Jobs guide for step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the system.

Work-Study versus Non-Work Study

Work-Study is a federal program that allows on-campus and select off-campus employers to hire students at a reduced cost. This option will be offered as financial aid to eligible students who submit a FAFSA application.

Non-Work Study is an option for all students who are seeking a part-time job.

Questions? Visit our FAQ's page.

Help with Documentation

Blue Card On-Boarding

Your Blue Card shows your employer you have completed on-boarding and are signed up for payroll. Once you've turned in your Blue Card, you're all set to start working!

International Students

Find more information regarding student employment for international students, including the necessary documentation to sign up for on-boarding.

Getting Paid


CruzPay is the online timekeeping system that you will use to record your hours as a student employee. If you do not submit your timesheet on time, you will need to fill out a paper timesheet if you want to get paid.

Direct Deposit & Paychecks

By default, your paycheck will be sent as a paper check to your affiliated college's advising office (unless stated otherwise by the Student On-Boarding Office via email). We recommend that you sign up for direct depositit's easy and convenient!