Use common sense when applying for and engaging in off-campus employment. If a potential employer asks you to participate in an activity that makes you uncomfortable in any way, don't do it.
PLEASE NOTE: Be wary of "check cashing scams." If someone asks you to deposit a check/money order into your personal account and send money to another individual, you should refuse and contact our office immediately.
Please read the January 2017 Public Service Announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding an employment scam targeting college students.
Student Employment at UMass Amherst acts only as a referral service. We make no recommendations or guarantees about the positions and employers listed through our office. In addition, Student Employment is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by Student Employment, we are unable to research the integrity of every position listed. Therefore, students are urged to take on this responsibility themselves. We encourage you to use common sense and caution when applying for positions, especially when applying for positions off-campus.
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Graduate Student Jobs
Most graduate students at UMass Amherst are hired through the appointment process as teaching assistants, research assistants, or interns. Your best option for finding a teaching or research assistantship is to contact your academic department. In certain cases, departments hire graduate students on an hourly basis. This type of job and the associated pay rate must be pre-approved by the Graduate Assistantship Office before you may begin your employment.
Graduate Assistantship Office
517 Goodell Building
Once hired, graduate students can pick up a Graduate Appointment Payroll Packet at their hiring department or in UMass Human Resources Office, Room 325 Whitmore Building.