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Earn while you learn. Part-time jobs in the community or on campus can help pay for tuition, books, housing and other expenses. Earn part of the $15 million annual payroll for campus jobs.

Benefits of student jobs

  • Earn money to help pay for college expenses.
  • Find opportunities for a range of career interests.
  • Build your employment history.
  • Broaden your social and support network.
  • Expand your list of professional references and contacts.
  • Increase your likelihood of graduating.

Types of student jobs

TypeWhereHours per weekWho can applyPaycheck
Work-study jobCampus30 maxThose with financial needPaid by federal program and university
Part-time campus jobCampus30 maxAny studentPaid by university 
InternshipOff campusCheck with employerCheck with employerPaid by employer or unpaid for college credit and/or job experience
Off campusOff campusCheck with employerCheck with employerPaid by employer

On campus

On-campus options include working as receptionist in an academic department, an usher at Bramlage Coliseum, a clerk in the university bookstore, a landscaper with the Division of Facilities and more. 

Part-time campus jobs

  • Hospitality/food service
  • Marketing/sales
  • Clerical/office support
  • Social services/health care
  • General labor
  • Science/research
  • Recreation/camps
  • Seasonal/independent contractor
  • Information technology/mathematics

Largest campus employers

  • Housing and Dining Services
  • Bramlage Coliseum
  • K-State Student Union
  • Division of Facilities
  • K-State Libraries
  • Division of Biology
  • Department of animal sciences and industry
  • Department of agronomy

Off campus

Opportunities include working in graphic design, customer service, after-school care, office assistance, marketing and more.  

Off-campus employers

  • Restaurants
  • Retail and grocery stores
  • Manhattan Town Center mall
  • Businesses in Aggieville and downtown
  • Child care organizations
  • Medical offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Landscaping and construction firms

How to find a job

Find jobs through the Career Center, K-State Student Union's job board and career fairs. After graduation, Career and Employment Services can take you from college to a career


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