Many students need to work while attending college, and student employment is a great way to supplement financial aid to help cover tuition and living expenses. In addition, transferable skills gained through employment will help to prepare your student for the job market. While Michigan Tech does not govern the amount of hours a student works, it is highly recommended that new first-year students work no more than ten to fifteen hours per week until they become accustomed to the pace and workload of their academic courses.
Part-time jobs for students are available both on- and off-campus. Many on-campus departments hire students as office assistants, food service helpers, custodians, technology support specialists, Learning Center coaches, or lab and teaching assistants. If your student is interested in working for a particular department, they should contact that office to see if there are any openings. If your student qualifies, the Office of Financial Aid provides information about the Federal Work Study Program. Career Services posts information about off-campus local jobs, internships, and co-ops.