Working while going to school has a variety of benefits and allows students to continue the learning process outside of the classroom. Many of our students, each with different interests and goals, have been able to secure a position which closely aligns with their academic program.

Benefits of Student Employment

  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate your busy student schedule
  • Earn money to assist with educational expenses
  • Gain work experience and build your resume
  • Expand network of contacts and get to know other students
  • Enhance skills, such as time-management, to market to future employers
  • Gain professional development opportunities to prepare you for your career

Typical Employment Opportunities Available Throughout the Year

  • Grader
  • Graduate Part-Time Instructor
  • Lab Monitor/Technical Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Student Office Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant

Finding a Job

Most units within the College of Engineering, Design and Computing post their employment opportunities on Handshake, CU Denver's online job board. Refer to the list below for information on how each unit posts open positions.

Department of BioengineeringMicrosoft Teams

Center for Inclusive Design and EngineeringHandshake

Department of Civil Engineering - Handshake

Comcast Media and Technology Center - Handshake

Department of Computer Science and Engineering - Handshake

Department of Electrical Engineering - Email

Inworks Innovation InitiativeHandshake

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Handshake

Dean's Office, including IT Services, Calibration Lab, Machine Shop - Handshake

DISCLAIMER: Not all units have openings at all times. Additionally, some postings are open continuous announcements, which enable units to fill multiple vacancies or to collect resumes for future vacancies.

Pay Rates

Pay rates will vary depending on the level of experience, and the responsibilities for each position, but will always adhere to the state minimum wage. Please note that students conducting specialized research or highly-skilled work are typically paid at a higher rate. Visit the Student Employee Handbook for pay ranges specific to student hourly job classes.

Employment for International Students

International students are able to participate in student employment opportunities at CU Denver. However, there are some important regulations to keep in mind. In accordance with Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) regulations, international students may not work more than 20 hours per week—in total, regardless of the number of positions—while classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, and when the university is on an official break and/or no classes are in session, international students may work on campus in a student hourly position, up to, but not more than 40 hours a week. Additional employment for international students is prohibited under [8 CFR 214.2 (f)(9)(i) and at 22 CFR 62.23 (g)(2)(iii)].