Student Employment Information

Finding On-Campus Jobs

Handshake is a 24/7 online job board containing on-campus, part-time, full-time, internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities posted by employers seeking to hire Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. In addition, Handshake provides access to Career Center events, such as career fairs, workshops and information sessions, and On-Campus Interviews

To sign into Handshake utilize your Bronco Direct account to view the link.

The following guidelines and responsibilities are provided to students employees hired with the University: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Student Employee (PDF)

On-campus job postings require you to apply on Handshake. To add your resume, click on the "Documents" tab, then click on "Add New". Enter a title for the resume in the "Label" field, then click on "Browse". Select the document you wish to use, then click "Submit" Begin your job search on-line.  



The CSU Chancellors Office has implemented background checks for all state workers (including student staff) whose positions aaccess "level 1 data”.

SExamples of “Level 1” data include:

  • Require access to a facility master key
  • Perform work involving regular or direct contact with minor children (including recreational camps.)
  • Positions with access to stored criminal offender record information
  • Positions with access to patient medical records, drugs, or medication
  • Positions with access to controlled or hazardous substances
  • Positions that require cash handling or the collection of credit card information will also require a credit check.

Non-Work Study Positions

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 units, Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4.0 units, International undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12.0 units, International graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 units

All non-work study student assistants are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA and Cal Poly Pomona GPA of 2.0. This information is verified each semester by your supervisor.

The maximum number of work hours is 20 during the semester. This amount still applies if working more than one position on campus.

Work Study Positions

The Federal Work Study program provides part-time employment to students attending institutions of higher education. The program helps student gain work experience.  Students must complete a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) by the March 2 deadline, indicate on the FAFSA that they want Federal Work Study and have calculated financial need. Federal Work Study funds are very limited and not all students who qualify will be awarded.



Disability Related Reasonable Accommodations:  Cal Poly Pomona provides assistance and reasonable accommodations in the application and employment process.

Individuals with disabilities, who are student applicants for campus positions, requesting reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities should contact Cherrie Peters the Administrative Coordinator at 909-869-2347 or the Diversity & Compliance Department's ADA Coordinator at 909-869-5152.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Cal Poly Pomona is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Additional Information

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  Background Checks: Successful candidates may be required to complete a background check prior to being hired. 

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University Police page

CANRA Mandated Reporter:  If appointed, you may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and will be required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. (

University Policy on Smoking: In keeping with the University’s longstanding commitment to provide a healthy and safe environment for students, employees and visitors, smoking is prohibited inside all university facilities and university owned or maintained vehicles.


Condition of Employment

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.