Student Work Opportunities

Student Employment enables students to contribute to a portion of their cost of education and expenses while at BU. Working on-campus can be a great way to build your resume, make professional connections, and get a mentor for your time at BU.

Students working on-campus are paid with a weekly paycheck, giving students the opportunity to practice building saving and budgeting habits as well as extra money for expenses throughout the year. Student employment can also provide an opportunity for students to engage in collaborative work on campus making connections with other students and staff.

We help BU students with two kinds of work opportunities:

If you’re receiving need-based financial aid, it’s generally assumed that you’ll earn between $2,000 and $2,600 during the academic year to supplement your award.

Good news: working can make you a better student.

Studies show, and BU student employees have confirmed, that working while taking classes can help improve your overall academic performance and satisfaction. For one thing, you can learn to organize and prioritize your time more effectively. You’ll also learn skills that can beef up your résumé and help you land other jobs. And you’ll meet new people, both on and off campus.

Want to work? There’s a job for you here!

Almost every department on campus hires students as part-time employees. So do many thousands of employers all over the city of Boston. Our Student Employment Office can help you find one that fits your needs and schedule.

BU helps job-seekers after graduation, too.

The Center for Career Development can help you get your career launched. But don’t wait until your senior year to check them out. For the greatest benefit, visit the center early and often.