Hire A Student
This page is your one-stop location for information on student employment, including procedures, rules, and forms you will need to complete as
First-time job postings require a position number (a funding source number from Budget Services). Repeat job postings have position number(s) that you may use again. Check with Budget Services to verify the number is correct and valid for both Academic and Summer quarters.
Faculty and staff can post on-campus student job opportunities through Handshake, our online career management resource. Job opportunities must be posted for a minimum 3 days to meet EEO requirements. Once the position has been posted for 3 days, a system generated email will be sent to you with a Career Center electronically signed student employment authorization form. If you are hiring multiple students for the same job you may print copies of the electronically signed form.
Students are required to complete a Student Employment Application and submit through Handshake. A resume is also highly encouraged as part of the student employment process.
Once a candidate(s) is/are chosen and the student meets the criteria for employment, the student agreement form and background check (if necessary) must be completed PRIOR to the student beginning to work in
The CSU Chancellors Office has revised background checks for student staff.
Background checks that are currently "required by law" will need to be run for student staff.
Positions in which background checks are currently required by law include, but are not limited to the following:
- Sworn CSU Police Personnel
- Police Dispatchers
- Positions with direct contact with minor children at a camp operated by the CSU
- Positions with access to patients, drugs or medication, controlled or hazardous substances
- Positions with access to stored criminal offender record
- Students who have
accessLevel 1 data.
If the position you are hiring for falls within the requirements, send an email to the Career Center firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please put “student background check”
Please provide the Handshake ID number & title of the position
- Student first and last name
- Student email address
When the Career Center receives the email from the hiring manager, we will notify the hiring manager that the request for the background check has been emailed to the student(s). Students will have 3 business days to submit their information which will initiate the background check process.
The process can take up to 15 days for the results
When the results are in, the hiring manager will be notified via email from the Career Center that the student is or is not cleared for hiring.
The student will take the completed form to Human Resources for
Criteria for Student's Employment Eligibility
To be employed on-campus, a student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA (both Cal Poly Pomona and overall GPA) and be currently enrolled for at least 6 units (undergraduate) or 4 units (graduate) The student must be of legal status to work in California. Employers hiring the student must verify that the requirements are met at the time of hire, and at the beginning of each subsequent semester that the student works.