More Part-Time Job Resources
About the Part-Time Jobs Program
The Part-Time Jobs Program locates and develops off-campus job opportunities in the Lawrence area, including Topeka and the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The program is federally subsidized by the Job Location and Development (JLD) program and is sponsored by the University Career Center and the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The goal of the Part-Time Jobs Program is to assist current KU students in obtaining part-time or seasonal full-time off-campus jobs. All currently enrolled KU students may view the job postings.
If you have further questions about the Part-Time Jobs Program, contact us at PTJobs@ku.edu or 785-864-2766.
Report Your Part-Time Job (coming soon!)
Benefits of having a part-time job
- Earn extra money for college.
- Build your resume.
- Develop new job skills.
- Gain valuable professional experience.
- Search Off-Campus Jobs via KU Career Connections: log in with your KU online ID and password; If you have not previously registered for full access to KU Career Connections, you will be prompted to do so after logging in.
- Need help? View this brief video on finding off-campus part-time jobs using KU Career Connections.
- Directions: once you are logged in to KU Career Connections, go to the "Jobs & Internships" tab and choose "KU Career Connections Jobs." Next choose "Student Employment & Part-time Jobs" as your position type. If you would like to search by keyword, job function, or industry, click on "More Options."
- Search On-Campus Jobs
- KU Athletics
- Kansas Unions (includes dining services)
- KU Alumni Association
- KU Endowment
- AAAC Tutoring
- The Part-Time Jobs Program website is free and easy to use.
- Employers simply register to create an account and then login to create a job posting.
- KU students represent a pool of qualified employees with diverse skills and experiences.
- KU undergraduate and graduate students from all KU campuses and all departments have access to the job postings.
Part-Time Jobs Program
- Instructions for Posting an Off-Campus Job
- Hire Report: Please let us know if you hire a KU student.
The KCWS Program assists employers by providing them with up to 50% of an eligible student employee's gross wages. A student's cost of attendance and the amount of financial aid received limit the amount that may be earned through KCWS.
For information about the on-campus jobs Federal Work-Study Program, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships.
- You must be recognized by the Office of the University Registrar as a Kansas resident.
- You must maintain a cumulative and a semester GPA of at least 2.0.
- You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer, you must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours or be enrolled for the fall semester.
- You must have an officially declared major that relates to the position.
- You may not be an immediate family member of your employer.
KU Student Application for KCWS
- Have a FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number)
- Be a Kansas business using a Kansas bank
- Be willing to act as the student's employer (students are not employed by our office)
Employers are responsible for interviewing and hiring eligible students. Before signing a KCWS contract, the employer must employ or be in the process of hiring an eligible student. Employers may advertise part-time positions for students in KU Career Connections.
The amount of the contract is based on the student's hourly wage, the estimated hours per week that the student will work, and the number of weeks that the student will work; Fifty percent of this amount will be reimbursed to the employer; If the estimate is too low, an amendment may be granted if funds are available.
Employers must submit invoices to KCWS at least once a month. It can take up to four weeks for the reimbursement check to arrive - it is to the employer's benefit to submit invoices in a timely manner
KCWS (pdf) Employer Guidelines
If you have further questions about Kansas Career Work-Study, please contact us at (785) 864-7664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About YES TutoringThe Youth Educational Services Program (YES) provides the opportunity for KU students to work as a tutor or mentor with "at-risk" students in Lawrence elementary and secondary schools.
Applications are sought from students who want to have a positive effect on the educational experience of public school students. (The YES Program is not limited to education students.)
Student EligibilityTo participate in the program, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Be degree seeking,
- Be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits,
- Maintain a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0, and
- Be a Kansas resident.
Application InformationTo apply, search the student hourly jobs on the On-Campus Jobs Website for the position "Y.E.S. Tutor/Mentor" and submit an online application. YES tutors are typically hired at the beginning of the fall semester.