Work for the Office of Student Life!

April 19, 2023

Where extraordinary connections are created. Work for the Office of Student Life!

The Ohio State University Office of Student Life is home to many departments and campus employment opportunities for students to get involved, gain experience and receive a paycheck. Campus employment is more than just a job - students who choose to work on-campus experience a number of benefits that will help them during their time as a Buckeye as well as after they graduate, including learning new skills, feeling a sense of belonging, forming new friendships and more.

You can search for employment through Handshake.

  1. Login using your (do NOT use your buckeyemail email)
  2. Once you are logged into Handshake, go to "Jobs" section
  3. Select the “On-Campus” search filter to find and apply for jobs at Ohio State

Discover the opportunities available across Student Life:

BuckID is the official ID of The Ohio State University and much more. BuckID will begin accepting applications for new Student Assistants in September. The Student Assistant position offers a flexible schedule, competitive wages and the ability for a promotion and salary increase after completing training. Learn more about BuckID

Center for the Study of Student Life
The Center for the Study of Student Life (CSSL) conducts research and assessment for departments in the Office of Student Life. Our undergraduate research assistants help our team conduct research and write reports that empower our partners to make decisions that enhance the student experience here at Ohio State. We will begin accepting applications for our open research assistant position in August. Learn more

Disability Services
Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) partners with students, faculty and staff to design accessible environments and to provide academic accommodations and support services on campus. SLDS is currently hiring a variety of student positions. Learn more

Dining Services
Dining Services operates more than 30 locations across the university. Dining Services offers a variety of positions on North, South, West and the regional campuses. Positions offer flexible schedules, competitive wages starting at $12/hour, leadership opportunities and a complimentary meal with each shift worked.
Learn more

Leadership and Community Engagement
Leadership and Community Engagement has a variety of paid opportunities for students to contribute to their peers’ growth in leadership, civic and community engagement, and philanthropy that are posted throughout the academic year. To learn more about how to give back, and getting paid to do so, check out

Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE)
A way to get paid to talk with people and feel prepared for my career??? Say less…  

Join our team if you are creative, understand the importance of diversity in our community, and LOVE bonding with coworkers through a shared love of memes and perfectly curated playlists.   

OCCSE prides itself on the community focused work we do to support all students and community members of Ohio State. In addition to competitive wages, our student jobs offer flexible schedules that work around academic classes. We focus on providing student-employees with leadership development, professional skill attainment and networking opportunities. All employees will receive coaching from full-time staff; our goal is to align the academic interests of our students with the mission of our office. Learn more 

Ohio Union 
Student staff are essential to fulfilling the Ohio Union’s mission to serve the university community with a full range of services and amenities. The Ohio Union offers a variety of employment opportunities in audio-visual services, building operations, customer service and more. Learn more about available positions on the Ohio Union website.

Recreational Sports
As a member of the Recreational Sports student staff team, you are part of a family. Rec Sports student staff are foundational to the department’s mission, operations and organizational culture. Students work in a role that is complimentary to their academic learning and provides practical applications to their future careers. As a Rec Sports employee, students can expect to earn more than a paycheck through the development of important transferable skills and experiences. Hiring for a wide variety of jobs with competitive pay and flexible scheduling learn more about the variety of positions available.

Housing and Residence Education
Student staff play a vital role in fulfilling Housing and Residence Education's vision of supporting, educating and enriching the lives of students through their residential experience. Broaden your own residential experience by applying to be an Office Assistant (OA). OAs are responsible for greeting residents and visitors, are knowledgeable of campus resources and create a welcoming, inclusive front desk atmosphere. 
Learn more about the role and apply.

Service2Facilities (S2F)
Service2Facilities is the centralized point of contact 24/7/365 for all Student Life, FOD and Wexner Medical Center facilities. S2F is currently hiring for Student Analyst positions, which include providing customer service in a call center environment; coordinating communication of technology and facility service requests via phone, email, chat, and radio; responding to elevator entrapments; dispatching service technicians appropriately; monitoring alarms, troubleshooting basic IT and networking issues. Learn more and apply.

Student Health Services
Student Health Services has a number of opportunities for student employment that allows students to gain hands-on healthcare experience in a clinical environment. These positions allow you to work with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants. SHS offers positions with flexible scheduling as well as competitive wages. Learn more

University Catering
University Catering offers students the ability to join a team dedicated to offering extraordinary catering service, culinary cuisine and event design. Student positions offer a flexible scheduling, competitive wages starting at $12 per hour, opportunities for promotion and a free meal with each shift. Learn more.


You can learn more about student employment in Student Life on our frequently asked questions page