Find a Job on Campus
Student Employment Office Job Board
To find a job on campus, you will want to begin with the Student Employment Office. The SEO offers detailed listings of available positions through their Job Board.
Student Employment Office Quickie Jobs
The Student Employment Office also posts Quickie Jobs. Keep in mind that your on-campus student work permission only covers Quickie Jobs that are paid by Boston University. Some postings on the Quickie Jobs are for short-term off-campus jobs for which you do not qualify.
Research Assistants and Teaching Fellowships
If you were offered a Research Assistantship (RA) or Teaching Fellowship (TF) as part of your scholarship package, then this counts as an on-campus job, and is considered a 20-hour job. If you have an RA or TF position, you cannot accept any additional on-campus job during regular semesters.
Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, and Student Leadership
Students who finish their freshman year will have the opportunity to apply for selective student leadership positions as Orientation Leaders, Community Service Coordinators, and Resident Assistants in the dormitories. A Resident Assistant job is considered a 20-hour job, which means you cannot accept any additional on-campus job during regular semesters.
Qualified Institutional Affiliates
Most on-campus jobs are paid through BU Student Payroll. However, there are two situations in which you may qualify for on-campus work permission for work outside of Boston University.
On-Campus Employment with a Non-BU Employer
If you have an offer to work on-campus at BU with a commercial firm—such as the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Boston University (BU Bookstore)—that provides services for students on campus, you will need ISSO approval before you can begin working.
On-Campus Employment at an Off-Campus Location
If you are conducting contractually funded research that is a necessary part of a post-graduate program, you may qualify for on-campus work permission at a location that is educationally affiliated with Boston University. The educational affiliation must be associated with the University’s established curriculum or be related to contractually funded research projects at the post-graduate level. This type of employment might be considered on-campus work, even if it is not paid by Boston University. Request for on-campus work at an off-campus location must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and requires ISSO approval.