Student Employment

Student Employment

A part-time job is a great way to earn money to help pay for school, books, pizza, and other college necessities. It’s also a great way to hone your communication, leadership, and customer service skills.

On-Campus Jobs

All students, regardless of financial need, may apply for part-time University-funded positions. Jobs range from reception desk staff members to campus tour guides, learning center coaches, and retail positions across campus. You can apply directly to the desired departments after arriving on campus. On average 2,000 to 2,500 students are employed on campus each year. Nearly every department—academic and administrative—employs students.

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal work-study employment opportunities are on-campus jobs available to students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have financial need. Accepted students are automatically considered for work-study if their FAFSA results are released to Michigan Tech and they indicated on the FAFSA that they wish to be considered for student employment. Students must reapply for work-study each year and must meet the Satisfactory Progress Policy requirements. Students normally work eight to ten hours per week during academic semesters, and a maximum of 40 hours per week during the summer.

Local Off-Campus Employment

Employment opportunities are also available in the local community—from retail to restaurant and everything in between. See the Career Services list of local jobs for more information.

Summer Internships and Co-ops

Get a jump start on your career by taking advantage of summer internships and co-op opportunities—some in Houghton, most around the state and nation. Most companies look for students with two years of college experience, but some students have landed internships as early as the summer after their first year. Visit Career Services for more information.