For Students

In order to work on campus as a Stony Brook student employee, first-time student employees must attend a student employee orientation. There are three outlets in which students may participate in this training.

In-Person Workshops: Students will attend a live workshop. Registration for these workshops can be found on Handshake. Attendance will be tracked through the swiping of IDs at the conclusion of the workshop.

Live Webinars: Students can log into a live webinar using SB Connect. Registration for these webinars can be found on Handshake. Attendance will be tracked through SB Connect.

Recorded Webinars: If students are unable to attend any of the previously mentioned orientations, they may watch a recorded version of the webinar. After students complete the video, they must take a short quiz in a Google Form located in the description of the YouTube video. Students must receive over a 50% score on the quiz to receive credit for orientation.

*Registration can be found on Handshake

The Student Employee Orientation is specifically designed with the intent to enrich and positively impact student learning experience through on​-​campus student employment. The main goal of the orientation is for students to be able to view their work as an opportunity to gain professional skills and strengthen their resume for future positions and post­​​graduate professional opportunities. To learn more about the orientation learning outcomes, please click ​h​ere.

The Student Employment Program offers a new student employee orientation along with several career-building workshops tailored to the needs of on-campus workers.

Student Employment On Campus: This workshop will serve as an introduction to on-campus student employment. Students will learn what departments hire students, how find jobs that are right for you, how to search for jobs on Handshake, and how to prepare for on-campus interviews.

Workplace Etiquette for Student Employees: This workshop will serve as a foundation for student employees and their performance in the workplace.

Resume Writing for Student Employees: This workshop will help students develop their resumes for on-campus job applications.

Interviewing Skills for Student Employees: This workshop will help students develop their interviewing skills for on-campus positions.

*Details and registration can be found on Handshake

Please note​:​ presentations vary by semester.

Handshake is the Career Center’s online recruiting database. Using this site you can look for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. You can also search for employers, attend a job fair, or sign up for a career development workshop.

- How to Look for On-Campus Jobs

After logging into Handshake you will see a black toolbar on your left-hand side.

Select Explore -> Jobs

On the left-hand side, you will see checkboxes for Job Type. Select “On Campus Student Employment”. This will show you all the currently available jobs on campus.

-How To Register for a Career Fair

After logging into Handshake you will see a black toolbar on your left-hand side.

Select Attend -> Fairs

Click the fair you would like to attend. On the Fair page you will see a blue button on the left-hand side to Join Event.

- Handshake Tips

  • Fill out your student profile– This allows employers to search for you and all the great skills you have!
  • Check job postings frequently– These jobs are updated daily. Just because you do not see one you like today doesn’t mean you won’t see one tomorrow!
  • Save your resume as a PDF- If you submit your resume to a job as a Word document, the formatting may not come out on the hiring manager’s computer!
  • Use the search bar for events- Just because you do not see the event does not mean we don’t have it. Handshake alternates which events it shows, so type in whatever you are looking for to ensure you find it!
  • Ask questions- If you are confused about something on Handshake, stop by the Career Center and ask. We are here to help!