Student Employment

Working while you are a student is a great way to enhance your academic experience and skills, boost your resume, gain valuable real-world experience, and build your professional network. There are all types of opportunities available to students across the University that can help you develop your skills for both your professional and personal goals.

Ready to work at Pitt? Check out all of the available student opportunities on Talent Center, the University's online employment system.

Finding and Applying for Student Employment

Learn more about Talent Center, the University's online employment systems, how to find available jobs, and more resources.

Hiring Process for Student Workers

Want to better understand the hiring process? Already accepted a student position? Find out what steps you need to take and what may be required for you to begin working.

Clearances and Training for Students

Some students positions may require Child Protection Clearances. If necessary for the position, student workers must obtain their required clearances prior to starting employment at Pitt. Student workers will not be able to begin employment until the clearances are obtained and approved with the University. Training programs may also be required and can be found on the Clearances & Training page, as well as within your Pitt portal. Student workers should work with their recruiter to determine which trainings they will need to complete.

Payroll and Timecards

On the Payroll website, student workers can find an overview of their pay statement, tax information, PRISM TRKS access, and more. For more information about PRISM TRKS and filling out and submitting a timecard, check out the PRISM Quick Guide for Student Employees.

About the Office of Student Employment

The Office of Student Employment (OSE) is part of Pitt’s Office of Human Resources. OSE assists and guides degree-seeking students as search for opportunities to supplement their academic pursuits. Learn more about the Office of Student Employment and review the Student Employment Manual.