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Howard University 2021-2022 Federal Work-Study Program

The first day for eligible students to begin working in the Federal Work-Study program will be on August 23, 2021. Please note that all students are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory orientation prior to beginning their work assignment.

Federal Work-Study Student Orientation

All eligible students will have the opportunity to register for orientation via Zoom or 100% online!

Orientation is for students that have received a federal work study award and covers important resources, policies, and how-tos. The orientation is mandatory to begin the federal work study job placement process.

Option A: Zoom Orientation

Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays @12pm beginning July 26th

Attend orientation via a 1 hour Zoom session with our Federal Work-Study team on Mondays or Wednesdays at 12pm ET beginning July 26th! *45 minutes allotted for content and 15 minutes allotted for final Q & A

Option B: Self-Paced Orientation Course

Course opens on July 26th by 9am!

A self-paced course online course that will provide all the content of orientation on your own time! Students that complete the course will email their certificate of completion to FWS.jobs@howard.edu (please include name and Howard Student ID # in the email).

Did You Know?

The Federal Work-Study program can help tackle two nagging issues in higher education: career readiness and retention. Read more here.

Open Jobs

Get hired today! Check out current openings below.

Job Placement Process for Students

  1. Accept FWS Award in Financial Package
  2. Attend Federal Work-Study Orientation (either via Zoom or via a self-paced course)
  3. Apply for openings in Handshake
  4. Interview and accept position
  5. Complete CCPS onboarding documents
  6. Complete HR Clearance
  7. Obtain Work Authorization Form from CCPS
  8. Begin working!

Schedule an Appointment

Not sure where to start? Meet virtually with Priscilla Hudson, Career Placement Specialist, for a Federal Work Study Job Placement appointment!

Schedule via Handshake - select "Appointment", then "Federal Work-Study Job Placement". Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent with the meeting details.

Schedule an appointment via Handshake today!


Finding a Federal Work Study Job on Handshake | Federal Work Study Handbook

Finding a Federal Work-Study Job on Handshake

Within the job search, you can search specifically for on-campus positions. To do this, click Jobs from the top menu bar; this will take you directly to the job search page.

To find positions designated as on-campus jobs, click the On-Campus filter. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus positions.

Federal Work-Study Handbook for Supervisor and Student

The Federal Work-Study and Supervisor and Student Handbook explicitly outline rules and guidelines for supervisors and students participating in the Federal Work-Study Program.

These guidelines, policies, and procedures have been developed to meet student workers and their supervisors' needs. Students entering the work-study program must uphold all policies and procedures outlined in this manual. Any questions regarding this handbook should be addressed to the Center for Career and Professional Success.

For more information, contact us at fws.jobs@howard.edu.

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About Us

Melissa Knight, M.Ed., Interim Director

The Center for Career and Professional Success promotes the integration of career services within the institution’s overall student success strategy. We consist of three components:

  • The Howard Career Community powered by Handshake
  • Employer Engagement & Recruitment
  • Experiential Learning, Federal Work-Study, and Campus Employment

We strive to embody the core principles of "Excellence in Truth and Service" through our service delivery, knowledge, and efficiency. We are committed to being at the forefront of developing a sustainable service model for the virtual delivery of career services.

We look forward to serving the Howard University community!'

Federal Work-Study & Campus Placement Team

Priscilla Hudson, Career Placement Specialist

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