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Student Employment

The Student Employment Office works with currently enrolled degree students to assist them with employment, either through the Federal Work-Study program or on-campus non work-study.

We are open from 9am until 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Detailed information: student employment eligibility criteria

How to Find a Job

Thank you for inquiring about finding a job on campus. 

Federal Work-Study is awarded to students who complete the FAFSA by the March 1st priority deadline and also have the financial need. If you are eligible for federal work-study it will be part of your financial aid package. You can find this by checking your COIN account under Financial Aid Award.  If you have not been awarded Federal Work-Study, you are still eligible for a non-work-study job.  

Students need to apply for and find a job on their own. You can search for both federal work-study and non-work-study job postings online by selecting the appropriate job type on our student job listingshttp://www1.umassd.edu/financialaid/studentemp/listings/ or by logging into MyUMassD  >  Careers and Jobs  >  Student Jobs.

You can narrow the search criteria as much as you like. By clicking on the job number, you will see more details about the position and how to contact the supervisor to apply.  It is always helpful if you have a resume or letter of introduction ready to send. 

There are more students looking for jobs than than there are jobs, so we recommend that you apply for all jobs you feel you are qualified for.  Many departments begin posting their jobs during the summer and hire students during the summer and the first few weeks of school. Please check the job search often as new positions will be added all summer. You can also contact any department that you wish to work for directly to inquire if they are hiring students.

Employment Forms

First-time employed students must submit hiring forms and additional documents and ID's in person to the Student Employment Office.

For additional information about both Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Non Work-Study (NWS) employment, including the additional forms required, deadlines and deferments: New Student Employment Information.

First, be sure to pick up a Hiring Form and W-4 & I-9 forms from the Financial Aid Office. You will complete and sign the student section of the hiring form. When you find a job, your supervisor will then complete the department section. You will then submit to Student Employment the completed Hiring Form, W-4, and I-9 along with required IDs. We will then process your paperwork, and the Payroll Office will notify your supervisor when you can begin working.     

If you do not locate a job prior to the beginning of the school year, the Career Development Center sponsors a Work, Serve & Intern Fair early in September.

What to expect once hired

Once Hired - Important Details for Student Employees and Supervisors