Off-Campus Work-Study Opportunities

The Alamo Colleges encourages you to seek part-time, career-related employment to build your resume and begin building your professional career pathway. Employers want college graduates to have work experience, and ideally, work experience in the applicant’s major field of study.

Through the Alamo Colleges Community Work-Study (CWS) and the Private-Sector Work-Study (PWS) programs, students eligible for federal financial work-study can choose to work off-campus to gain professional experience working at a non-profit or governmental agency, or working at a private-sector business.

Choosing off-campus work-study opportunities will allow you to gain in-demand skills, clarify your career goals, and make career connections while earning your work-study award.

Overview of CWS and PWS

The 2022 SPRING APPLICATION is open from January 4 - March 4, 2022. Go to (work-study) to apply.

Work-study Eligibility Required Required
Enrollment 6 hours, 3 hours at home college 6 hours, 3 hours at home college
Hours per Week 15-19 10-19
Pay per Hour $13.75 $13.75-$20.00
Type of Employer Non-Profit/government agency, or school district Private-sector employer
Application Documents Resume (in required format) Resume and cover letter (in required formats)
Experience Requirement Minimal Work experience or course work completion
GPA 2.0  2.0+
Majors All All
Job Aligned to Field of Study Not required Required, students may select only positions related to their field of study
Competitiveness Somewhat Significant

To get more details on each program, its opportunities, and requirements, click on the links below.


Community Work-Study  Private-Sector Work-Study


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