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Types of Employment

Students seeking part-time job opportunities on campus and in the Bryan/College Station area may search the Jobs for Aggies database. Students may also seek employment by visiting offices, departments, and other organizations of their choice. In either case, the student is responsible for interview arrangements, salary agreements, and working hours. Although the Student Employment Office does not accept resumes or applications, students may complete a profile and view both on- and off-campus positions online. On-campus student employees are hired for an average of 10-20 hours per week, are paid bi-weekly and are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay.

Texas A&M is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, nor other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or private party.
Texas A&M University makes neither representations nor guarantees about positions listed with the Student Employment Office. 

Students in the Bryan/College Station area should access Jobs for Aggies to view on- and off-campus part-time positions. If you are not currently enrolled in classes at Texas A&M, you may use the “Guest” login to access Jobs for Aggies and view information on available positions.

Students in Galveston should access the Galveston Human Resources website to see available on-campus positions. Students at the Texas A&M Law School can find on- and off-campus job opportunities through the Law School Career Services website.
The Federal and Texas College Work Study Programs provide on-campus, part-time employment for U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and Senate Bill 1528 students who are enrolled at least half-time hours, filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA) and have demonstrated a financial need. Eligible students are typically awarded $5,000 for the Fall/Spring terms. Students employed using work study funds work an average of 10-20 hours per week depending upon their work study award. Learn more about work study by reviewing Work Study FAQ's. Summer work study funds are limited and interested students should contact the Student Employment Office by emailing workstudy@tamu.edu.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her employer of the work study award. Once you have been hired, give your Work Study certificate to your employer.  Printable work study certificates are available online through My Financial Aid. Log in with your Net ID and password. On the "awards page", click the link next to the work study award to download the certificate.

Supervisors and students are encouraged to work together to monitor earnings and avoid exceeding the award. Use the Work Study Calculator to estimate how many hours per week you can work.
Here at Texas A&M University, Reads & Counts tutors are part of a long-standing institutional commitment to community service. The program began in association with the America Reads Challenge, a federal initiative to increase child literacy rates across the nation.

Approximately 200 Aggies work at 26 locations throughout Bryan and College Station, tutoring elementary students in reading and math. Tutors make a huge impact on our community, as over 95 percent of public elementary school students in B/CS have the opportunity to work with a Reads & Counts tutors. However, it is not only the elementary students who benefit from tutoring; Aggies gain valuable work experience, have opportunities for advancement to leadership positions and receive financial aid they have been awarded in the form of work study.

What do we think it means to be a tutor?

A Reads & Counts tutor is a member of the Reads & Counts community who dedicates time to making a lifelong impression by acting as a mentor and serving others, while simultaneously experiencing personal and professional development.

Students must be work study eligible to participate in this tutoring program. For more information, please visit Reads and Counts.
The Community Service Program, funded by Federal and Texas College Work Study programs, provides student employment opportunities at local non-profit agencies, government offices and area high schools.  Texas A&M University has partnered with a number of organizations whose services are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs. View information on each of our Community Service Partners.
To apply for a specific position, you can view current openings on the Jobs for Aggies job board.  After logging in, click on the “Advance” search button and type in the keyword search box “CSP” to find open positions.
Graduate students may be hired as teaching, research, or non-teaching assistants. There are three types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies and administrative offices:
  • Teaching (GAT)
  • Research (GAR)
  • Non-teaching activities (GANT)
Most of these positions require service of 20 hours per week. Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding assistantships must be registered for a minimum of nine semester hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Assistantships terminate upon failure to maintain the minimum enrollment requirement. Students serving in these roles are eligible for insurance benefits and may pay tuition and fees at the in-state rate.  The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduate Council enforces guidelines for employing graduate students at greater than a 50% effort.

For more detailed information on graduate student assistantship requirements, check the Graduate Catalog or directly contact your department head, chair of the intercollegiate faculty, or your graduate advisor.
What is an internship?
  • A meaningful work experience that is interest or major-related, and has a learning component.
  • A short-term experience, usually lasting one or two semesters.
  • Paid or unpaid.
  • For-Credit Internships can be completed within your academic department by enrolling in an internship course. Some degree plans require an internship prior to graduation and some degree plans provide internships as an elective. If you wish to request academic credit for your internship, you must contact your department directly. Not all departments give academic credit for internships. Start by asking your academic advisor.
    • Please remember when pursing a for-credit internship, the internship may come with additional responsibilities for the internship supervisor. Students should communicate clearly to the prospective employer what those responsibilities will be.
Some of the many benefits of an internship for students include:
  • Gaining valuable work experience
  • Exploring a variety of career paths
  • Networking with professionals in their field of study
  • Applying learning from the classroom in to a professional environment
  • Continue to take classes on campus
  • No need to relocate during the internship period
Getting Started
  • When to Begin Searching
    • Ideally, you should begin searching no later than two semesters before the term you would like to intern. If you plan to search for a summer internship position through on-campus interviews, you should register with the Career Center for both the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Utilize Networking
    • Students should discuss opportunities with advisors and professors within their major department. Students should also visit with employers of interest at the numerous Career Fairs held on campus each year.
  • Where to apply
    • All on and off-campus internship opportunities are found on HireAggies through the Texas A&M Career Center. More information about internship opportunities and how to prepare for them can be found at on the Career Center's Current Students wepage

How to Print Your
Work Study Certificate
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Work Study Eligibility