Sophomore Initiative

All You Need to Know about On-Campus Employment

Welcome! Our goal is to increase the number of sophomore students working at IUPUI, and hopefully, this page will not only pique your interest but also help you prepare to search for jobs at IUPUI. Take your time reviewing the content, and reach out to our office when you are ready to get your search off the ground!

What are you waiting for? Start your job search today!

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JagJobs Tutorials

How to search for part-time positions through JagJobs.
Work-study specific job search tutorial.
How to upload your resume in JagJobs.

You may be eligible for a work-study award! This award has a lot of benefits when trying to find a part-time position on or near campus. Check out information about work-study for benefits and eligibility.

Work-Study Eligible Positions in JagJobs Now!

Check out these eligible work-study part-time positions today!

Challenging Why You Aren't Working at IUPUI

  • I make a higher hourly rate off campus, so why would I switch to on campus?

    One of the benefits of working for IUPUI is the minimum wage of $10.15. If you make more than that now, consider that student hourly employees do not have FICA taken out of their taxes, which means you keep more of your paycheck. Also, continuing to challenge yourself in new positions and building skills are key to preparing for internships and full-time opportunities. Think about the skills you are missing, and search for on-campus opportunities that will help you build those! If you need help identifying skills you are missing, make an appointment or drop in to see us.

  • The job titles don't interest me or they don't have positions relevant to my major.

    Don't make assumptions about the job before you read the description. The description outlines all of the responsibilities you will have and what qualifications the employer is looking for. More than likely, you would be interested in the responsibilities and meet the skills needed, plus future employers look for skills that mean these positions are most likely relevant to your major. Trust the experts. Making assumptions can mean missing out on excellent opportunities for growth!

  • I have always been a [insert position title here]. It is easier to go back to what I know.

    Take it from , our assistant director. She went back to serving instead of working on campus during her freshman and sophomore years at IUPUI. She finally realized how much time she wasted traveling to and from work, arguing about her availability with her supervisor every week so she could stay enrolled in classes, and missing out on many important skills she needed for internships. Engaging with campus and working helped Jenna continue her education and helped her to find out what she wanted to do with her degree while she got paid.

Why You Should Work on Campus

Check out the reasons you should consider working on campus!