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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT The University of Rochester’s Student Employment Office exists to provide the support necessary to allow University of Rochester students to engage in non-benefited hourly employment through the University. The office manages the hourly employment process for all students matriculated in degree-granting programs.

JOBLINK JobLink is the online employment system available to students to search for an on-campus job, create an employment profile, and upload cover letters, CVs, or resumes. This is not the only avenue departments use to recruit applicants; we encourage students to seek out opportunities across the campus by visiting areas of interest for potential employment. JobLink also contains a Resource Library to assist with student employment. JobLink will become available to incoming students just prior to Orientation. Student employment positions are broken down into six categories, which reflect the general nature of the role: • Office Assistant • Program Assistant • Research Assistant • Service Assistant • Technical Assistant

FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS) IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED, CAMPUS-BASED STUDENT AID PROGRAM. • Eligibility for campus-based financial aid, including FWS, is determined by the Financial Aid Office based on the information filed on your financial aid application. • The amount of your FWS award depends on the extent of your financial need and available funds. • Students are granted an annual dollar amount, which is the maximum earning that you are eligible to earn while receiving the government subsidy. These earnings are paid to you through bi-weekly payroll. • The awarded amount is subject to change, should you receive other financial aid at a later point. • There is no FWS during the summer employment period. • You may earn more than this amount, but the excess amount will be paid in full by the employing department.


FINANCIAL AID NEWS | University of Rochester | Summer 2017

BENEFITS OF STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL A part-time student employment job can help you become a better student and prepare you for your future career. Over one third of Rochester undergraduates hold oncampus jobs, and nearly half of these students have multiple jobs. • Studies show that students who work up to 20 hours a week do just as well or even better academically than those who don’t. Working only 12–15 hours a week (as most students do) shouldn’t affect your grades. • Studies also show that students who work on campus are more likely to persist in their studies. Through your job, you’ll become better acquainted with faculty, staff, and other students. • Student employment work allows you to: o Hone time-management skills necessary for academic success. o Reduce your need for student loans and debt. o Gain career-related experience as you clarify goals, acquire skills and self-confidence, and build a network of contacts. • Rochester graduates consistently share that part-time employment was their most common and valued source of career-related experience, and they often attribute post-graduation success to their work experience.

Financial Aid News | Summer 2017