Jobs for Foothill College Students

For over 60 years, Foothill College has offered amazing opportunities for young people to learn and develop. Situated in the Los Altos Hills, it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful and successful community colleges in the country.

Top majors include:

  • Liberal Arts & Humanities
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training
  • Psychology
  • Other Medical Assisting roles

All of these show a high emphasis on helping others and connecting meaningfully through work and study.

For students like these, a number of part-time work options makes sense. They should provide flexibility for a student’s academic schedule, reliable income, and preparation for lifelong careers. Employment options for Foothill College students includes:

Employment on campus


Avg Wage: $11-$16/hr

Work in the library, dining hall, residence halls, or other offices. Often this can be included in financial aid packages.

Employment food services

Food Service

Avg Wage: $12-$17/hr

Work behind the counter, in a kitchen, or serving customers.

Employment nanny & tutoring

Nanny & Tutoring

Avg Wage: $15-$17/hr

Help kids with their homework after school

Employment ederly companion

Be an Elderly Companion

Bring meaning into the life of a lonely older person. Go for walks, listen to music, and talk about life

Wage: $20/hr

Here’s Alexandra! She’s a student at Foothill College studying Medical Assisting. She’s also a Mon Ami Companion because it reminds her of her grandmother.

” I am part-time in school and this job gives me the opportunity to make someone smile and have a great time with them. It’s like how I visit my grandmother. She stays in an old folks home in Fresno and has a ton of limitations. Visiting with her allows her to relax, get to do things she normally doesn’t get to do and overall makes her extremely happy.”

Alexandra, Foothill College

Alexandra Foothill College

Visit Stories from Other Elder Companions

Tyler and Don

“Don and I had an amazing time talking about his past experiences with research on crayfish, the World Series, and his favorite things about Stanford! I look forward to the next visit”

Tyler, Stanford University

Tyler and Don

“Today Helen and I met for the first time! We started off the day by just talking and getting to know one another. Then we played Qwirkle with her daugher, Stacie… To end the day, we went for a nice stroll around the park.”

Chloe, University of San Francisco

Chloe and Helen
Syd and Misao

“Misao, Joy, and I had a lovely hour talking about Misao’s life! She told us all about her childhood in Hawaii, her time spent abroad, and her family and life. It was an absolute pleasure!”

Syd, Stanford University

Syd and Misao
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Application Process


Companion application 1

Complete the Application


Companion application 2

Short Phone or Video Interview


Comp3nion application 3

Pass Background Check

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