Part-time Employment

Part-time employment can be a great way to meet personal and educational expenses while also obtaining valuable work experience. A variety of part-time employment opportunities are available at the College of Charleston and in the surrounding area. 

All part-time employment opportunities that are listed with the College of Charleston can be found on Handshake. Students can view both on and off-campus positions through this interactive job search website.

You are also encouraged to contact any on-campus departments or off-campus organizations to learn of additional opportunities that may not be listed with the Career Center. You are responsible for setting up the interview and arranging work hours and salary.

On-Campus vs. Off-Campus

  • On Campus
    Working on-campus provides students with a flexible work schedule at a competitive hourly wage. Most departments hire for help during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.) Weekend and evening work is also available in a variety of departments, such as Student Life, Campus Recreation Services, and Athletics.
  • Off Campus
    Working off-campus allows students to experience a variety of work settings in an array of career fields. Wages are competitive and employers are able to offer flexible schedules ranging from early morning hours to late evenings. Students are also able to work on the weekends.

Job Scams 

Be aware of job scams and report any fraudulent Handshake job postings to the Career Center immediately For more information please reference this handout

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The Career Center does not act as an employment agency. We provide students the tools, resources and opportunities to find internships and jobs, but ultimately they are the ones responsible for finding their chosen positions. The hiring decision is dependent upon many extraneous factors not under the control of the Career Center.

The Career Center strives to provide the best possible opportunities for students. However, if you find that you are experiencing difficulties with your employer, please report this information to our office immediately. Whether you want to discuss a grievance, need information, or wish to take action against an employer, it is imperative that you work with our office to insure that the appropriate action is taken.

Before meeting with the Career Center, please compile a very detailed and specific list outlining the problem(s). All conversations and written documentation are kept confidential.


The Career Center does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The Career Center explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The Career Center is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying especially during COVID-19. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Learn more about how to spot job scams

For updates on how the College is working with our students, faculty, staff and the community regarding COVID-19 procedures, please refer to the Back on the Bricks website.