Students who wish to work while attending the University of Iowa will find job opportunities on the University campus and in the local Iowa City/Coralville community.

On an annual basis, over 7,000 students are employed through on campus part-time hourly positions earning over $25 million.  Over 1,100 students are annually employed through the Work-Study program earning over $3 million.

Many benefits exist for students who can balance the demands of work and school. Students who are able to succeed in the classroom and meet the demands of a job impress employers.

The University does not assign students a job, even when the student is awarded Federal Work-Study. The Student Employment area of the Office of Student Financial Aid is available to assist students with information on employment options, student employment policies, and the Federal Work-Study program. Students can contact staff by calling 319-335-1460 or emailing

The Pomerantz Career Center (PCC) staff are available to assist students with resume and job search tips. PCC staff also offer developmental training for students, including the UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) program. Students can contact PCC staff by calling 319-335-1023 or emailing Students can also make appointments with PCC staff through MyUI (click on Advising Appointment, then select Pomerantz Center).