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Handshake is Eastern’s search platform for student employment opportunities. Search for regular or work-study jobs, openings for full- and part-time work and internships and info on upcoming job fairs, workshops and other events.

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Access job postings

Handshake will allow you to search for full- and part-time work, plus internships and student employment opportunities. Use the Handshake link and enter your my.emich user name and password, or log into my.emich with your username and password, select the student tab and look for the Handshake box on the right side of the page.

On-campus employment

Student employment is an important educational experience and helps students prepare for meaningful careers. Important information about on-campus employment can be found in our Student Employment Handbook. This document includes policies, student responsibilities, and a student employee review form.

Form I9 Covid-19 Update

If you have a student who needs to complete an I9 while the university has suspended in-person operations they will need to make an appointment to come to campus with the appropriate identification documents. Email [email protected] to arrange the meeting. 

College Work Study (CWS)

Work-study awards are based on financial need and are listed on your financial aid letter (if you've qualified for this award). Many positions on campus are available only to students with a CWS award.

Looking for a graduate assistant position?

All Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are posted on the human resources job search website. In addition, EMU offers GA Interview Day (GAID) as an opportunity to apply/interview for multiple GA positions on the same day.

Graduate Assistant Interview Day (GAID)

Moved to online format out of precaution regarding Covid-19

Please apply for Graduate Assistant positions through the Human Resources job search website (link above). Departments participating in GAID will indicate this in their job posting.  GAID usually consists of both interviews with pre-selected candidates and a job fair (8-noon only) which is open to all Graduate Assistant candidates but has been transitioned to an online environment for 2020.

GAID Coordinator: Samantha Coatsworth

Prepare for your job search

There are several services available to assist you in your job search:

  • Practice your interview skills. Call 734.487.0400 to schedule a mock interview with a career advisor.
  • Join our professional LinkedIn group and begin building your online professional network.
  • Meet with a career advisor for resume reviews, mock interviews and job search strategies.

Forms and resources

Students who are working on campus for the first time will need to complete an I-9 employment eligibility form. Find this and other useful items on our forms and resources page.

EMU departments hiring student employees

Are you a new to hiring students and need access to create electronic personnel action forms (epafs)? To request epaf access to originate epafs, you'll need to complete a request through the IT training website. Sign in to the training site with your emich credentials, choose your job type, then select "Update Access My.Emich Self-Service Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Creator". When you have been given access if you would like training please contact our office.

FAQs for departments