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How to Post a Work Study Job in Handshake

If you wish to hire a UNCW student for a Federal Work Study position in your department or organization and would like to post this open position in Handshake, watch the step-by-step video or follow the instructions below. 

  • Login at and enter in your username and password you created.
  • Select the blue button “Post Job” on your home screen:


  • On the Basics Tab, please be sure to add “Work Study” in the Job Title, as this is how students will search for Work Study positions
  • Select “On-Campus Student Employment” for Job Type
  • Select “Part-Time” for Employment Type
  • Select Temporary / Seasonal for Duration, and then select the Start and End Date for the position
  • Select NO for the “Work Study Job” question at the bottom. At this time, we are not able to identify which students in the system are Work Study eligible, so you must select no to this question. Students will find your position by searching for the key words “work study.”

 Here is an example of what your Basics Page should look like:


Click the Next > button to the Details Page:

  • Fill out the description with the job requirements, responsibilities, etc. Be sure to specify that this is a Work Study position, and that only Work Study eligible students need apply.  You can state “Must have been awarded Work Study funding to be considered for this position.” Or “Work Study eligibility preferred but not required.”
  • Select a Job Function for this job. If none are applicable, select “Other”.
  • Add the pay rate per hour.
  • The Job Location should be the University Address: 601 South College Road.
  • Select all required documents for this position.

 Here is an example of what your Details Page should look like:


Click the Next > button to the Preferences Page:

  • Leave the graduation dates blank since the position is for current students.
  • Select which School Years you would like to hire.
  • Fill in Minimum GPA
  • Select the Majors you would like to hire. Check each box if you are not looking for a specific major and would like to hire across all majors.
  • Select how you would like to receive update about applicants.

 Here is an example of what your Preferences Page should look like:


 Click the Next > button to the Schools Page:

  • Select “University of North Carolina Wilmington” on the list of schools on the left.
  • Add the Apply Start Date and Expiration Date. The expiration date is the deadline for when students can apply, not when the position is over. This must be filled out in order to submit the job for approval.

Here is an example of what your Schools Page should look like:


Click the green Create button on the bottom of the page.

Now your job posting will need to be approved by our Job & Internship Specialist. Please allow at least 72 hours for your job to be approved. Moving forward, you can access Handshake by logging in at with your username and password.