Working through college is more than a source of income, it's your opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable work experience. 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.
Assistantships give you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge while providing financial support. Recipients of full assistantships generally work approximately 20 hours per week. In return for this commitment, students are paid a stipend and may also receive a full or partial tuition scholarship. Recipients are still responsible for school fees.
Contact your department about available assistantship opportunities, including deadlines and criteria for assistantship awards.
Teaching assistants (TA) assist instructors in with their courses.
Graduate assistants (GA) serve as a support-person at their university of study.
Research assistants (RA) help faculty conduct their research.
Teaching and graduate assistantship appointments are typically made by individual departments, usually on an annual basis. Research assistant awards are provided by departments and/or faculty members holding research grants or contracts.
For more information about policies regarding the award and use of graduate tuition scholarships, please see the Provost’s Guidelines for Graduate Tuition Scholarships.