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Student Employment

Will you be pursuing a part-time job while enrolled at App State? Immediate employment is a great way to gain valuable work experience, acquire transferable skill sets, and build your resume. There’s plenty of opportunities available on-campus and in the Boone community. Be sure to explore Handshake to connect with the employers or attend one of our upcoming Part-Time Jobs Fairs.

How to get a part-time job

The following are resources you can utilize to help you find a job. You may also consider networking with your faculty and staff, as many of them employ student assistants through available grants and these positions are oftentimes not advertised. Once you’re hired, be sure to review our new hire resources and time and pay information.

Student employee working


Connect with local businesses and on-campus employers on Handshake. Explore their part-time or temporary positions and apply to the ones that interest you. Be sure to check back often as new positions are added daily.

Students working odd jobs

Odd Jobs Google Group

Join our Odd Jobs Google Group and receive information on local job opportunities including yard work, moving help, and child care positions. Contact the employer directly for these jobs. These jobs don’t last long, so act quickly!

Federal Work Study student working

Federal Work Study

Gain experience while financing your education through the Federal Work Study program. These positions are available to students who exhibit financial need and have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid.

Benefits of working while in school

Largest campus employers

The following departments employ the greatest number of students each semester. Please contact these departments directly to apply for on-campus employment and consider applying for multiple departments. When applying in person, we suggest you have a copy of your schedule along with a resume. Dress appropriately, ready to make a good impression.


For more information, contact us at or call 828-262-4099. Our team would be glad to help!

Supervisors, review our supervisor resources for important information to commonly asked questions.