The WashU Student Employment Fair- Campus Departments is an event open to all WashU departments and schools to recruit students for paid on-campus internships, part-time positions, and federal work-study jobs. This fair is complimentary for campus partners!

Thursday, August 29, 2024

2:00 – 4:00PM CST, Holmes Lounge

Booth Information

  • Booths at the career fair will not have electrical access.
  • Two chairs  and a 3ft x 3ft table with a tablecloth provided at each booth.
  • Booths will be placed in alphabetical order by employer name.
  • Booth setup will begin at 12:30 PM. All booths should be set up by 2:00 PM.
  • Representatives from Wash U’s Federal Work Study office will be available for questions from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

Driving & Parking on Campus

Parking on campus is limited. We encourage you to take a taxi, Uber, Metrolink, or have a colleague drop you off at the DUC.

Post Your Position in Handshake

  • As a campus partner, we invite you to advertise your on-campus student jobs on Handshake, the Center for Career Engagement’s job database. Once you’ve created your account and connected with Washington University in St. Louis, you’ll be able to post on-campus jobs for students. 
  • Students will be searching for paid on-campus positions before the fair!  The WashU Center for Career Engagement highly recommends posting your open position(s) by August 1st on Handshake
  • How to set up your Handshake account.
  • How to post jobs in Handshake.

Benefits of Federal Work Study

  • Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded financial aid program that subsidizes a portion of student earnings. The program is dependent on the student applying for financial aid through the FAFSA and qualifying based on their financial need.  The subsidy is set each year based on projected spending and can change. For the 2023-2024 award year, the split is 70% federal funding and 30% departmental funding. 
  • This subsidy helps departments stretch their payroll dollars while obtaining talented, part-time employees and, at the same time, helps students finance some of their educational expenses. Each year more than 1500 students on campus qualify for this program, and nearly 1000 of them earn FWS funds. 
  • Questions? Contact