Graduate Student Jobs

Working through college is more than a source of income, it's your opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable work experience. 

Find Work That Fits Your Schedule

Bullseye powered by Handshake

Utilize Bullseye powered by Handshake, an online tool for UB students to connect with employers. While not all opportunities are posted through Bullseye powered by Handshake it is another resource to use in your search. 

Career Design Center

Visit UB's Career Design Center website for information about on- and off-campus jobs, including work study, part-time and summer opportunities as well as jobs for international students.

Your Academic Program Department

Start your search with your department. Your advisor may know of opportunities available and some may have specific listservs or resources that you can utilize to help you identify opportunities as they arise. 

Federal College Work-Study Program

The Federal College Work-Study program provides employment opportunities for students in various offices on campus and in community service agencies to students who are invited to participate because of financial need.

These positions are a form of U.S. government financial aid and are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible for work-study jobs. 

Visit the Federal Work-Study Program page to learn more.

Additional Resources

In addition to support offered by the University at Buffalo, there are a variety of online resources to help you with your job search both while in graduate school and beyond.

Beyond the Professoriate

As you complete your degree, we have many resources to help you find employment after you graduate. Graduate and professional students should consider the industry in which to pursue employment as job searches in academia differ from those in industry. Utilize UB's Beyond the Professoriate platform to explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment in academia and beyond.


ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

My IDP (Individual Development Plan)

myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.

International Student Services

UB's International Student Services (ISS) supports international students at UB and can answer questions about visa requirements.

HIRED: An Equitable Professional Clothing Boutique

The HIRED boutique provides UB students with free, gently used apparel for interviews, career fairs or any professional experience. Students can try on as many items as they wish and take home one complete outfit per semester.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs and graduate students dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

As part of UB's institutional membership, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students will have access to several beneficial tools to increase research and writing productivity,  and work-life balance.

The University at Buffalo is unable to provide tax advice; each student is responsible for determining how the tax law applies to their own situation. Please consult with a tax expert or contact the appropriate tax authority for the most up-to-date guidance on your taxes.

Visit the Tax Information for UB Students page for more information.