Graduating and graduated students! Check out these checklists to ensure you have everything you need for future employment!

Graduating Students

Before graduating, make sure to:
  • Do not cancel your bank account until you have received your final payment.
  • Download and save your W-2s from your time as a student employee.
  • Download and save your last salary statement from each year that you worked as a student employee.
    • An easy way to save your salary statements from any point of working:

MyBUWorks > My Paystubs > Click on desired Pay Period > Click “Open as PDF” in bottom right hand corner

    • This will save the pay statement as a PDF onto your computer!
  • Update your address.
    • Any official documents from the University will be sent to this address, including the W2 from the year you last worked.
  • Check out the WorkNumber for employment and income verification requests.
  • Ask your supervisor(s) for job descriptions.
  • Ask your supervisor(s) for recommendations.
  • Ask your supervisor(s) for an exit interview.

International Students

  • Download and save your 1042-s statements.
  • Your W-2s and 1042-s will be mailed and will not be available online.

International students must consult with ISSO prior to continuing their employment at the University as a casual or staff employee.Their continued employment at Boston University must meet USCIS regulations, and therefore must be cleared through ISSO before any work is performed. Allowing a student to continue working without ISSO authorization will jeopardize their visa standing.

Students Who Have Already Graduated

Graduated students who continue to work after Commencement must be hired as a temporary or staff employee. In order to be hired as a temporary or staff employee, a student employees record must be terminated in SAP.

Supervisors: If you will be hiring an individual who was a student employee into a temporary or staff position, you must send an email to requesting the termination. The email should include the student name, BUID number, expected hire date and your contact information. Terminations are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be notified once the termination is complete so you may begin the hiring process with HR.