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Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office is designed to help students pursue their educational goals by providing employment resources and professional development opportunities. Additionally, the Student Employment Office provides the human resources function for students and employers of students at Texas A&M University. The Student Employment Office serves students, departments and local businesses. We maintain an online job database, manage work study programs, and offer professional development workshops for students and supervisors. Galveston students, you can learn about your employment opportunities by visiting the Human Resources student employment page.

How to Contact Us

The Student Employment Office is ready to assist you! We are not open for walk-in visits currently. Please contact our office through the following methods:

Call us at 979-845-0686 
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Email us at

To stay informed of the latest information regarding COVID-19, please check the  Texas A&M COVID-19  webpage. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates from our office.
To find information about contacting one of our other offices, visit their contact page: Financial AidVeteran Services, Scholarships, and Money Education.

Unemployment Compensation Insurance

Student workers should be prepared to return to work in their on campus positions when their employing department requests they return.  If a student worker who has been asked to return to work by the University chooses not to return to work, the student may no longer be eligible  to receive Texas Unemployment Compensation Benefits.  Refusal to return to work could result in the student employee owing money back to the state if a post-payment audit were to take place and the student employee was found to be ineligible to receive the funds or was overpaid.

Coronavirus Student Employment Related Guidance

Updated July 24, 2020

In order to satisfy the requirements set forth by Governor Abbot’s executive order GA-21 as amended by GA-22, employees will be required to complete two TrainTraq courses before returning to work on campus (regular worksite). This requirement also applies to employees who have continued to work onsite. 
2114130: Protocol and Certification for System Member Employees 
2114131: Safe Practices for Returning to the Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Student employees are required to complete these TrainTraq courses, which have already been assigned.  New hires will have these courses assigned to them in TrainTraq through August 31st. That date may be extended based on future COVID-10 conditions. 

It is the responsibility of each supervisor to verify that their student employees have completed their TrainTraq courses before they can return to work. Below are the steps supervisors can take to verify that the student employees have completed the TrainTraq courses. 
  1. Log into SSO.
  2. Select TrainTraq.
  3. Change role to Manager.
  4. Select “Transcript” on the drop-down menu under Employee.
  5. Select the appropriate employee to review their TrainTraq transcript, which should include the two required courses. 
All employees, including student workers, can find information regarding Emergency Paid Sick leave on the Division of Human Resources website. It is important to note that employees who have received or in the process of receiving unemployment compensation benefits may not use FFCRA leave to be paid for the same work hours.
No. As always, regulations and university Standard Administrative Procedure 33.99.08.M0.01 do not allow students to be scheduled for work during scheduled class times. This includes online courses.