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Student employment

Residential UMSI students are very successful in securing part-time positions when starting their degree program. The UMSI Career Development Office highly recommends incoming students utilize the resources below to start their search early. Once students matriculate they'll have access to additional Career Development Office resources and part-time jobs posted to UMSI CareerLink.  

The U-M Library hires students to work in the Graduate, Undergraduate and divisional libraries (not including the Law and Business School libraries). Apply at the Library Human Resources Office, 404 Hatcher North (734-764-2546). If you are interested in working at either the Business or Law School libraries, you need to apply to those libraries directly. Most students work in student assistant positions that pay hourly rates but do not provide tuition reimbursement.

Students who apply for need-based aid through the U-M Office of Financial Aid may be eligible for work-study funding as part of their need-based financial aid package. A work-study award gives eligible students the opportunity to earn funds from part-time work for employers who qualify for the Work-Study Program under federal or state guidelines. The Student Employment Office in the Student Activities Building posts work-study positions and others for students.

Some students work in full- or part-time positions at the university while attending UMSI. U-M job postings are available online, and openings support online applications.

Some students take assistantships that pay for teaching, research and other duties. For more information, see our GSI/GSRA opportunity page.