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Federal Work Study

If you receive financial aid from Stanford University, and have a Federal Work Study Program award as part of your financial aid package, you can log into Handshake and look for Federal Work Study jobs.

  1. Search for job opportunities in Handshake

  2. Apply to job and internship opportunities in Handshake

    1. Select On-Campus in the filters section

    2. Search – Use the search terms FWS or Federal Work Study to find applicable jobs

  3. For job details, click on the job and review the details

  4. If the job appeals to you, Apply!

The Financial Aid Department has an FWS overview to help


Building experience through internships and jobs can be an exciting yet daunting endeavor, and you may be wondering: how do I get my search started? We suggest a variety of strategies, such as:

  • Apply to job and internship opportunities in Handshake. Consider using job sites such as LinkedIn or Glassdoor as well.

  • Attend events with employers and alumni

  • Discover current opportunities at Career Fairs

  • Connect with professionals and alumni via Linkedin and the Stanford Alumni Directory

  • Meet with a career coach at labs or appointments

Preparing for the Job Search

Creating a compelling resume, cover letter and Linkedin profile are essential to a successful search. BEAM has compiled templates and articles in Handshake that can help you get started. You may also want to consider setting up an appointment with a career coach or attend a workshop to work on your job search assets.

Read this handout on how to get the most out of Handshake!

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Recruiting Timelines

Recruiting timelines vary greatly across industries. Below is an example of those schedules. It's important to note that these timelines are not exact and opportunities can present themselves throughout the year.

Recruiting Timeline Guide