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Student On-Campus Employment

Employer Resources


**Reminder: Effective 1/1/22, CA minimum wage has increased to $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $14 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees** Read more HERE. 


The Career Center and Human Resources have joined forces in the development of the new Student On-Campus Employment Program (SOCEP)! The Student On-Campus Employment Program (SOCEP) is a student employment program with an objective to increase on-campus student employment for those students not necessarily eligible for work-study. The goals of the program are to:

  • provide students the opportunity to gain valuable UC work experience while earning necessary income, in an effort to mitigate increased higher education costs.

  • provide departments with the opportunity to utilize the skills and abilities of UCR students, strengthen students’ employment potential upon graduation, and reduce temporary staffing costs.

  • Student Guidelines & Resources

    Contact the Career Center Employer Relations Team, 8 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at 951.827.2735

  • Department Guidelines & Resources
    • Review the  How to Hire a Student handout and the  Student Employment Guidelines
    • Post a Job via UCR Handshake for all student hires via the Student On-Campus Employment Program, which will enable accurate assessment of this new program Post the position via UCR Handshake (no need to use iRecruit)

      • Be sure to attach the new Student Application  form to your job posting as part of the application instructions, as well as the  Supplemental Form if applicable.
      • Review the Sample Job Descriptions & Suggested Salaries below as a guide to assist you in quickly describing the position you need and assigning an appropriate salary.  The job description can be drafted in a variety of forms (no need to have the position classified by Human Resources). We encourage you to incorporate  Career Readiness as defined by NACE to your job descriptions.
      • Post the position for a minimum of 48 hours (no need to post the position for a two week minimum)

    Contact the Career Center, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at 951.827.3631

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