Earn money on campus.
Need to earn some extra money? Consider applying for on-campus jobs.
Who hires undergraduate students?
- Campus Recreation
- Campus Center, Hotel, and Dining Commons
- Residence Life
- Learning Resource Center
- UMass Transit Services
- And many more. . . through the UMass Amherst Student Job Board
Benefits of working on campus
- You are already on campus for classes and other activities. No added travel!
- Networking with faculty and staff
- Connection to campus
- Schedule flexibility—You’re a student first, we get it!
Where can I get help with my resume and interview skills?
Your college career advisors can assist you with just these skills. Peer resume reviews are also offered through central Career Services. Get started on your career.
How many hours per week should I work?
A lot of it will depend on your financial situation. However, let’s do some math.
How many credits are you taking this semester? Now, multiply that number by 3 (for 3 hours of study or class time per credit). Where does that leave you?
If you are taking 15 credit hours times 3 hours per credit hour, that equals 45 ‘academic’ hours per week. You’ll be busy!
In general, students who are enrolled full time will work 10 to 15 hours per week. Talk with your academic advisor about your schedule and time management strategies to determine what’s best for you.
What is work-study?
Work-study is a form of need-based federal financial aid that has unique eligibility requirements, which include—you guessed it—completing the FAFSA.