Every year, 1 in 3 Iowa State students hold part-time employment while in school. These students have the opportunity to develop career readiness skills and establish a campus-wide support network all while earning money to cover personal expenses. 

To join the nearly 10,000 students employees on campus, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Both undergraduate and graduate students may hold part-time employment
  • Student employees must be registered for at least one credit hour at Iowa State in the semester of employment

Looking for a job? Learn more about the ISU Student Job Board here.

Wanting to a post an on campus job? Learn more here.

Who is a student employee?

Student Employment Definition

Employment of an undergrad or graduate student of Iowa State University who was hired as a work-study or non-work-study employee for hourly employment.


  • Register as ISU student for at least one credit hour in the semester of employment
  • NOT students from another university or high school students