Every year there are hundreds of student jobs that open on the TC campus.
By registering for the TC NEXT Career Resources Portal, you can search for all available on-campus employment opportunities, including federal work study positions and graduate assistantships.
For more information on searching for questions see our FAQs.
NOTE: Newly admitted students must register for classes in order to access the Career Resources Portal. Access is limited until your official first day of class.
via the Career Resources Portal
You can access the Career Resources Portal by logging into myTC Portal, selecting the Student Resources tab and navigating to the Connect with TC NEXT: Career Resources Portal section (right column), or by clicking here
Once logged in click “Jobs” in the upper right corner > Click the filter icon > In the drop down, select “TC Campus Student Employment” either FWS (Federal Work Study) or non-FWS
With the Career Resources Portal, you can:
There are six categories of on-campus student employment positions. All positions allow opportunities for various types of skill building while earning funds and, in some positions, tuition points. For more details, see the TC Student Employment Positions chart.
For questions regarding eligibility for federal work study and assistantships, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid.
Please note, Federal work study aid awarded by Teachers College is not applicable to other CU campuses
Students can search for jobs at CU Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health and Manhattanville campuses here. Search for “Graduate Assistant”, “Student” or “Short-Term Casual.” Once you’ve found a job to apply for, be sure to confirm “hours per week” is less than the maximum 20 hours.
The Handshake/LionShare database can only be accessed by students and alumni of the following schools: Columbia College, Columbia Engineering (at the undergraduate level only), and the School of General Studies. Teachers College students and alumni can access hundreds of job postings and employer information via the Career Resources Portal.
Federal Work-Study jobs are open to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents who have a financial aid work-study allocation, if you are unsure about your eligibility for work-study, you can find more information on the Financial Aid office website Federal Work Study | Financial Aid.
Yes, every year there are hundreds of student jobs that open on the TC campus. Some jobs for the fall semester are posted and begin hiring over the summer, while others will be posted in September-October once the school year begins.
There are some departments that have needs arise mid-year and may hire a student during other times of the academic year.
Yes! International students on F-1 or J-1 visas can work on any Columbia University campus; including Main campus, Columbia University Medical Center, Jewish Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, TC and Barnard. Please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars Services website for F-1 on-campus employment and J-1 on-campus employment requirements, and attend an on-campus employment workshop.
Typically, international students on F-1 or J-1 visas cannot work off campus until they have completed one academic year of study. However, eligibility for off-campus employment may vary based on your visa status. To confirm your eligibility, we recommend contacting the Office of International Students and Scholars at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend advising hours to speak to an international student advisor. Additionally, OISS requires students to attend employment workshops in order to initiate an application process in regards to the employment benefits under F or J status.
We post volunteer opportunities on the TC NEXT Career Resources Portal. New opportunities (paid and unpaid) are updated on the portal daily.