Part-Time Employment at UGA

Having a job while attending UGA is a great way to build the important skills employers want to see on your resume. See our "Career Readiness Skills" and "Marketing Your Part-Time Work" pages to learn more about how you can translate these skills onto your resume.


Take Initiative

Job Inquiry & Application Follow Up Emails

Some jobs may not be posted online, so take the initiative to reach out to departments, offices, and companies if you are interested in working for them (See our "Email Correspondence Examples" page for additional help in reaching out).

After you apply, it is a good extra step to email the potential employer notifying them of your application (See our "Email Correspondence Examples" page for additional help in reaching out).

Network in Person

Did you know that 40-50% of students rely on networking to secure part-time employment? You may consider going to your goal workplace in-person to have a conversation regarding potential employment opportunities.

Let the Career Center Help

Part-Time Job & Internship Fair

Every August, the Career Center hosts an opportunity for students to engage with on-campus and local employers who are hiring part-time positions. As the fair approaches, you can view details on our "Upcoming Events" page.

Summer Job & Internship Fair

In March, come to this fair to learn about part-time opportunities available over the summer, either on-campus or across the country. As the fair approaches, you can view details on our "Upcoming Events" page.

Handshake

When searching for positions on Handshake, use the filters, like "on-campus" or "part-time," or a specific location, to narrow down your search.

Drop-Ins

If you would like a Career Center staff member to look over your application materials before submitting for your job, visit our Drop-In Hours to meet with a Career Center team member. Drop- Ins are held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday-Friday during fall and spring semesters. No appointment necessary.

Career Center Tips

Know Where to Look

Jobs Can Be Applied to On These Sites:

Know Your Value

Even if you have never held a paid position before, it is important to demonstrate to the employer the benefit of hiring you over another candidate.

  • See our "5 Ways to Get Experience" page to learn what other experiences you can highlight (it doesn't have to be paid to be great experience!).

  • Once identified, see our "Career Readiness Skills" page to brainstorm how these experiences translate into valuable skill sets.