Work-Study: Job Search and Application Guide

Work-Study: Job Search and Application Guide

Need help applying to a WorkStudy (WS) job? Follow below for a guide that can assist when applying to WorkStudy positions.

Remember, the WS program is intended to provide you with knowledge, skills, experience, and contacts to help you reach academic, professional, and personal goals! Be sure to look for jobs that will help you develop skills as well as provide financial assistance.

Step one: Log in

Log into the JobX Student Page or click the following QR code and click on the ‘find a job’ link.

Step 2: Decide how you want to search for positions

Quick Search: Search by criteria set up by work-study staff

Advanced Search: Use your own criteria to find positions of interest

Step 3: Review Results

On the search results page, review the resulting positions for basic information. You can also find out more details by clicking on the hyperlinked job title for a full description, including an overview of the job duties, requirements, and contact information for the job poster, if you have questions.

Step 4: Apply to jobs of interest

Remember to look for positions which align with your academic & professional career goals!

Once you’ve found a job to apply to:

  1. Return to the job search screen
  2. Check the box next to the job title (up to 3 at a time)
  3. Click the [Apply for selected jobs] button at the top of the page

On the “Apply To Job” screen, complete the sections for general information & prior work/volunteer experience (including submitting a resume & cover letter). Then click the [Submit] button! Repeat this process if you would like to apply to more jobs— you can apply ten positions total.



Job and Internship Search Resources

Interviewing Tips


Styled for Success

Styled for Success provides funding for the purchase of professional interview attire (the equivalent of one outfit).  All UNC Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who are currently receiving need-based financial aid and are actively involved in an internship or job search are eligible to apply.

Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions


Your Work-Study Experience and Developing Your Career

The career readiness workbook is full of useful resources. See below for page references for topics that may be of interest to you!

  • Networking tips: pages 12-18
  • Job/ Internship search: 20-21
  • Resume help: pages 22-31
  • Cover Letter advice: pages 32-35
  • Interview help: page 38-47
  1. Creativity & Problem Solving
  2. Communication
  3. Professionalism & Work Ethic
  4. Technical Application
  5. Global Perspective
  6. Career Management
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork & Collaboration

Learn More About The 8 Competencies

Make sure to share what you have learned and build your networks! Creating a LinkedIn is a great way to do so!

LinkedIn Profile Checklist

LinkedIn Pointers

How to build your LinkedIn Presence

Additional Social Media Resources

Other Job Search Resources

Star Jobs is a new and simplified way to help you identify promising occupations. Star ratings are assigned based on wages, projected growth rate, and projected job openings, and each occupation has a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. The Star Jobs page allows you to search more than 700 occupations in North Carolina by geography, wage, education, and career cluster.

GoinGlobal provides country/area guides, H1B visa information, an employer directory and global job/internship postings. GoinGlobal Career Guides and the Global Key Employer Directory are updated continually. This massive research tool contains more than 10,000 resources for finding employment in the US and abroad.

Connect With UCS

To have your resume and cover letter reviewed, and for help with your interview, make an appointment with UCS through handshake!

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