Student Job Board

The Student Job Board is provided by the Student Employment Center (SEC) and offers a way for students to search for jobs that employers have posted. The positions posted on the job board are typically part-time, not internship based. Employers are not required to post on the Student Job Board.


Fall 2020 Student Employment Opens in Workday

As the Fall semester shapes up to be unlike any other, Iowa State will continue to rely on student employees to carry out the work of the University. Historically, Iowa State employs over 10,000 undergraduate student employees annually across campus. Although some students may see a shift in their work environment or the type of work being completed, the need for student employees remains consistent.

Last year, with the implementation of Workday HCM and Finance, the hiring of student employees, both regular student hourly and work-study eligible, moved online. This process has opened for Fall 2020, with work-study eligible hires now being approved in Workday. If a department is wanting to check work-study eligibility of a Fall employee, they can do so in Workday External Student. If the student is a new hire, use the hiring job aid found here. If the student is a returning employee, the employer will need to complete a data change process in Workday, and can use slides 3-4 of this job aid.

Many students may be looking for work on-campus to reduce time spent in the Ames community due to COVID-19 concerns. The student job board is provided by the Student Employment Center and offers a way for students to search for jobs that employers have posted. It is the encouraged and common place for departments to advertise part-time student employee positions. The Student Job Board is recommended as a resource for incoming students during their orientation. There is no cost to departments to post their advertisements for positions. .



Students can view jobs based on the category of position:

  • Childcare – nanny, babysitter, child caregiver
  • Clerical/Office/Administrative – front desk assistant, receptionist
  • Construction/Maintenance/Labor/Agriculture – carpenter, lawn care, labor-intense positions
  • Delivery/Transportation – supply delivery, ride-hail driver
  • Education/Tutor – elementary tutor, music instructor
  • Food Service/Restaurant – waiter, cook, host
  • Graduate Assistant – positions exclusive to graduate students
  • Graphic Art/Design/Media – photographer
  • Health/Social Services – caregiver, support professional, health care
  • Housekeeping/Custodial – janitor, cleaner, maid
  • Information Technology/Web Design – web/software developer, computer technician
  • Lab/Research – lab assistant
  • Miscellaneous – unique positions not within the given categories
  • Personal Services – companion/care giver, individual task management
  • Sales/Retail – sales associate, customer service, retail cashier
  • Security – private security
  • Sports/Recreation – gym customer service, coach, fitness instructor
  • Telecommunications/Telemarketing – call center
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship
  • Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care – animal caretakers, animal custodial services
  • Volunteer/Unpaid

Student Job Board Instructions

To find a job on the Student Job Board:

  1. Log in to AccessPlus.
  2. Click on ‘Student Job Board’.
  3. Under ‘View Jobs’ in the left menu, choose to view jobs
    • By Area
    • By Location
    • By Category
    • Recently Posted
    • Summer
    • Seasonal/Temporary
  4. Click on the job name in the main window to view information including requirements, hours, pay rate, and application details.

Tips for Avoiding Employment Scams:

  • Common sense goes a long way – if an employer asks you to do something you are not comfortable with, don’t do it. If a job seems too good to be true, be wary of the employer and do more research. Trust your instincts.
  • You should not be asked to deposit a check or money order into your personal account, especially if asked to forward money to another individual or if the check has “extra” money.
  • Job listings with language such as “money transfers” or “wiring funds” should be avoided. Scammers often ask to wire money using Western Union, MoneyGram, and similar services.
  • Don’t apply for jobs that are randomly emailed to you.
  • Your employer should not ask for your bank account, credit card, or other information over email or phone.
  • Personal information, such as ID’s and Social Security numbers should only be given if you know how and by whom they will be used.


The Student Job Board is ideal for part-time jobs in the community and surrounding area. For positions geared more toward full-time, post-graduation work or internships, a separate system called CyHire is used. CyHire is an online, career management system operated by Career Services at Iowa State. With this system, employers can post positions, schedule on-campus interviews and supply information that students may find useful when evaluating whether to apply for a particular position. Students can easily search the employment opportunities and apply to positions of interest. There are no fees associated with using the system.  

Post a Job on the Student Job Board

If you are an employer interested in posting a job on our student job board, please visit here.