Student Employment

Pursuing part-time employment while attending college can provide many benefits. Part-time jobs can help you pay for school expenses, develop valuable skills, gain experience, make connections, and test out different work environments.

All employers using the Auburn University Career Center's services to hire student workers post their positions in Tiger Recruiting Link.

Student Employees - Auburn

Types of Student Employment

On-Campus positions typically offer between 10 and 20 hours of work per week and pay on average $8.29 per hour. Positions vary between departments and offices but can involve clerical work, customer service, technical support, or general labor. Approximately 3,000 undergraduate students work on campus.

Off-Campus positions are an excellent way to develop your network outside of the university. The majority of off-campus employers are extremely willing to work with a student's class schedule and provide some level of flexibility in work scheduling. You are more likely to locate an off-campus position that is related to your career goals and can enhance skills specific to your industry. Additionally, there are many off-campus employers within walking distance of campus.

Seasonal and Temporary
Seasonal and Temporary positions offer employment during school breaks or on a one-time basis. You can expect to find yardwork, seasonal child care, and summer jobs listed as seasonal and temporary. Seasonal and temporary jobs are a great option for students who are only able to work when not enrolled in classes.

How to Find Student Employment
Step 1
Create an account with Tiger Recruiting Link (TRL)
Step 1
Contact Auburn University departments and Auburn/Opelika businesses directly
Step 1
Check campus billboards and the Auburn/Opelika newspaper
Student Employment Guidelines

Student Employee Eligibility and Hours

The Job Search Process

Resume and Cover Letters
Utilize the Auburn University Career Center's resume and cover letter tip sheets and critique services.

Interview Preparation
Practice your interview skills so that you can be prepared for your student employment interview.

Tiger Recruiting Link
Tiger Recruiting Link is a great place to start looking for part-time jobs. Check often as employers post jobs at their convenience and new jobs are often posted daily. Set up a Search Agent to save time.

Last Updated: Apr 12 ,2013

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