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 Employment Information

Non Work-Study

UMass/Dartmouth also has a limited number of non work-study employment options available to accommodate students' schedules that are not based on financial need.   For a listing of all on-campus jobs go to the Student Job Listing database

There are also non work-study off campus jobs available through the UMass Career Development Center.  Their online database Career Link is acomprehensive on-line manager that offers students and employers easy access to career services.

  • Career Link allows students tobuild resumes, post their resumes for jobs, and internships.
  • Career Link allows employers topost jobs, bundle resumes for their jobs, register for employer on-campus recruiting, register for career fairs and more.

Student Job Listing database      http://www1.umassd.edu/financialaid/studentemp/listings/

Career Link                             http://www1.umassd.edu/cdc/students.cfm#careerlink 

Job Hunting Tips

Finding a Job and getting Paid


The application and interview process differs among student jobs.  Some supervisors may request that you send a resume and /or cover letter prior to the interview, or they may inform you that you will need to complete an employment application when you arrive for the interview.

Student job interviews are often informal however, while on an interview you should:

  • dress appropriately,
  • conduct yourself in a professional manner,
  • provide accurate information regarding your skills.

By the end of the interview you should know:

  • responsibilities of the job,
  • pay rate,
  • type and length of training required to perform the job,
  • your work schedule for the current semester,
  • your start date and length of employment.

You should always feel free to ask questions if you would like more information on any aspects of the job.
Remember, the Student Employment Office is always available to help you throughout the job search and interview process.


Who is eligible to work on campus?

  • Only students enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a degree program at the university.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students must be registered as a degree candidate or in a qualified certificate program.
  • International students may not work more than 8 hours per day or 20 hours per week when school is in session.  When school is not in session a maximum of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week is allowed culmulative of all jobs.  There are no exceptions.

OBRA (Deferred Compensation Plan) requirements

If you work on-campus during the summer and are not enrolled in 6 or more credit hours you will be required to contribute 7.5% of your compensation to the Commonwealth's Deferred Compensation Plan, in lieu of having to pay FICA taxes. This mandatory contribution is a state requirement for all part-time, temporary or seasonal employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Reporting of hours worked

Time sheets should be supplied and made available by the department for whom you work.  It is the student's responsibility to complete a time sheet at the end of every work period. Failure to do so will result in no pay.  It is not the employer's responsibility to find you at the end of a pay period to find out the hours you worked.

Restrictions on hours worked

No student may work more than 8 hours per day or 20 hours per week when school is in session. When school is not in session a maximum of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week are allowed.  The number of hours a student may work in a Federal Work-Study position are limited by the availability of funds.  Students are paid only for actual hours worked.  They will not be paid for holiday, sick time, snow days, meal time or travel time.

International students may not work more than 8 hours per day or 20 hours a week when school is in session; 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week when school is not in session.  This is pursuant to Department of Homeland Security regulations and there are no exceptions.  An international student may work on campus full-time when school in not in session.

What to expect once hired

Once Hired - Important Details for Student Employees and Supervisors

Important Dates