Explore and Apply
There are 3 different types of part-time job opportunities designed specifically for students. Students may apply for more than one position. Learn how to manage job offers.
August/September is the time to apply for these types of jobs on campus. Students must accept this award via LionPath by the end of the second week of fall semester classes or their work-study award could be canceled. Be sure to watch for an email with the exact date.
These jobs are accessible only to students who were granted Federal Work Study aid (FWS) and pay $9.50 per hour. To see if you were awarded FWS, log into LionPath and check your “Financial Aid” (posted sometime in July). To apply, click on the header above then “Penn State Student” (or "Employee" if currently employed at PSU). Select “Student Group” for Job Type and then Brandywine campus. You will then see the postings. If you have questions about a position, click on the “Hiring Manager” name shown to access their email address.
Additional Information: https://studentaid.psu.edu/types-of-aid/employment/work-study
These jobs do not require that the student has been awarded “Federal Work Study aid” and are also available to international students who qualify. Click on the header above then “Penn State Student” (or Employee if currently employed at PSU). Select “Part-time Non-Academic Group” for Job Type and then Brandywine campus.
Work as a Penn State work study student with a local community partner. Like Federal Work Study, Community-Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) gives eligible students the opportunity to receive financial support in return for work and service in the community. Eligible students* can earn up to $12 per hour while working for a community partner of your specific interest, such as working with animals, children or in social services. With CBFWS, students can work in their preferred field of study and gain multiple years of relevant experience while building a professional network. It’s a great way to learn relevant skills, responsibility and leadership while also enhancing your resume. Click on the header above for more details.
*Students that have not been awarded FWS may inquire about being reconsidered.
For assistance with your resume, cover letter or interview preparation, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach by calling 610-892-1390.
For questions about the position, click on the “Hiring Manager” listed in the posting to access their email or stop by the department when on campus. Let them know you are interested in applying, ask if the position is still available and if there is any other advice they might have for you.