Parents Guide to On-Campus Employment

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How will a UB degree lead to a meaningful career? Through on campus work experience, Here to Career will prepare your student for success after graduation.

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College Educated. Career Ready.

Through the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and its guidelines for career readiness, the key competencies taught through this program will provide students a successful transition into the workplace. Here to Career is much more than a job – but an opportunity to grow and prepare for the future.

Our students will be college educated and career ready. We are committed to providing real world skills to compliment on-campus employment in Student Life. This additional training will set our student workers apart in the highly competitive workforce.

Experiences Skills Work Perks

Work Perks

Join the nearly 3,000 UB undergraduates who work on-campus.

  • Increase your campus engagement/awareness
  • Make a personal connection to UB
  • Earn money or academic credit
  • Students working on-campus part-time (less than 16 hours a week) tend to have a higher GPA, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • On-campus employment often leads to greater integration into the university.
  • Working on campus is convenient. You don’t need a car and you can schedule shifts around your class schedule.

Who is Eligible to Work on Campus?

Our program is for currently enrolled UB students working in Student Life units. Eligibility requirements vary by position type:

  • Student Assistant: Open to any eligible* student.
  • Work Study: For U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Students must receive financial aid indicating work study eligibility to be considered for these positions.
  • Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistants: Typically reserved for eligible* graduate/doctoral students and may or may not relate to the area of study. These positions are limited in number and are very competitive.
  • Internship: Students gain practical experience, sometimes with pay or while earning academic credit.

*Learn more about eligibility requirements for paid campus positions.

Applying for an On-Campus Job

Student Life’s Here to Career on-campus jobs can range from RA (Resident Assistants) and Campus Dining & Shops associates, to peer mentors. Every department at UB is required to post their openings on Bullseye powered by Handshake, resulting in the most comprehensive list of on-campus student jobs. The NACE Career Readiness Competencies that are to be developed in that particular position will also be listed.

When to Apply

  • Positions are posted on the Career Design Center (Bullseye powered by Handshake) website on a rolling basis throughout the year, with the majority of positions being posted in the beginning of the year. Your student should check back periodically if they are looking for on-campus employment.
  • Once students pay their admissions deposit, they will be able to obtain an account with Career Design Center and login to Bullseye powered by Handshake to begin the search process.

Where to Apply

Online via Bullseye

UB has its very own online job service. Student positions are posted on the Career Design Center (Bullseye powered by Handshake) website on a rolling basis throughout the year, with the majority of positions being posted in the beginning of the year. Students looking for on-campus employment should check back periodically.

Here to Career On-Campus Job Fair

The Here to Career On-Campus Job Fair is a chance for you to meet with offices and departments looking to hire students for work-study and student assistant positions. The fair will take place in August 2022.

For more information on Here to Career, contact:

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469