Students

Types of Employment

Students seeking part-time job opportunities either on their campus or in the Bryan/College Station area may search the Jobs for Aggies Job Board. 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. 

Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and the Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen campus students can find part-time employment opportunities for their campus by using the Jobs for Aggies Job Board

Students at the Texas A&M School of Law can find on and off-campus job opportunities through the School of Law 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 10-15 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 available and interested students should contact Scholarships & Financial Aid office by emailing workstudy@tamu.edu their name and UIN.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify their 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 Portal. Watch this helpful YouTube video to download and print your work study certificate.

Students not awarded work study funds can watch this to determine if they are eligible for an award. 
 
 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 at College Station, 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 150 Aggies work at 23 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 tutor. 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.
 
 We are looking for self-motivated, dependable people who have a passion for working with kids to tutor kindergarten to sixth-grade students in reading and math.  Experience working with children is preferred. All majors are encouraged to apply. Paid training will be required.
Before applying, please check to make sure you meet the following requirements.
Click the Apply button on top of the Reads and Counts Tutor Program page to apply.

The Community Service Program, funded by Federal Work Study program, 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,  Filter for Part-Time Student Employment and in the keyword search box, type “CSP” to find the open positions.

Graduate students may be hired as teaching, research, or non-teaching assistants. There are four types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies and administrative offices:

  • Teaching (GAT)
  • Research (GAR)
  • Lecturer (GAL)
  • 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 meet the GA registration requirements by the census date. The university does not mandate assistantships be terminated upon failure to maintain enrollment requirements after the census date. However, assistantships may be terminated by the employer 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 Graduate and Professional School enforces guidelines for employing graduate students at greater than a 50% effort.


GETTING AN ASSISTANTSHIP

Assistantships are available through the academic department, college, agency or administrative office with which you are associated. Your department may offer you an assistantship at the time you are admitted.
If you are not offered an assistantship as part of your admissions package, various departments also posts assistantship opportunities on the Jobs for Aggies Job Board.
The best option is to reach out to your graduate advisor or faculty for help in identifying and applying for the assistantship that best fits your qualifications and interests. Your advisor or faculty should be your first point of contact for assistantship inquiries within or outside of your department. Often, faculty members work with other departments to fill particular needs or positions they cannot find in their own department.

CHECK THE TAMU GRADUATE CATALOG FOR MORE DETAILS ON GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP REQUIREMENTS 

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 compensated through course credit, scholarship, grant, or stipend.
  • 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.

Benefits

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 webpage

Information for On-Campus Student Employees

Form I-9 Information For Students Seeking Part-Time Employment

Texas A&M University is required by Federal and State laws to complete a Form I-9 and electronically submit it to E-Verify for all new hires, including Student Workers. Please read this information carefully so that you are prepared to present the required documentation should you accept an employment offer with Texas A&M University.

The Form I-9 has two sections:

  • Section 1 to be completed by you, the employee, on or before the hire date.
  • Section 2 to be completed by Texas A&M University, in the presence of the employee, within three business days of the hire date.

What to Expect

  • You will complete the Form I-9 in the presence of an HR representative of Texas A&M University.
  • Review the lists of acceptable documents that you can present to the employer so that Section 2 can be completed. You must present original, unexpired documents (photocopies are not accepted) to verify your identity and work authorization. Failure to provide these documents within the required time will result in employment termination.
  • Submitting the information to E-Verify requires a Social Security Number. If you do not have a SSN at the time the Form I-9 is being completed, you have up to 45 days to obtain a SSN. Once obtained, you should notify your HR contact. Failure to provide a SSN may result in employment termination.
  • Knowingly hiring and continuing to employ unauthorized workers may result in fines and penalties for Texas A&M University. If Section 2 cannot be completed within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment, employees must be terminated from the position.
  • International students should refer to UCIS website for more detailed instructions.

Section 3121(b)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code exempts Texas A&M University students who work for the University or other agencies within the TAMU System from Social Security and Medicare withholdings. Federal income tax is still withheld as appropriate.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at least half-time at Texas A&M. The law allows each institution to define half-time. TAMU uses the definitions set forth by the Registrar. Work performed during school holidays and breaks between academic periods is eligible for the exemption if the break is less than 5 weeks long, and the student is enrolled or eligible to enroll in the first academic period following the break.

However, if the break is longer than 5 weeks or the student is not enrolled or eligible to enroll in the next academic period, the student will not be eligible for the FICA exemption. Therefore, it is possible (or even probable) that a student employee will have some wages that were subject to FICA taxes and some wages that were exempt from FICA taxes during the same year. For more information, contact Payroll Services at 979-845-2711, or click here for more FICA Exemption Information .

The Student Employment Office and Texas A&M Human Resources are committed to providing employee access to required notices in regard to federal and state laws and system policy. This information is available at Employee Notices on the Employee Services web site.

Texas A&M University recognizes the importance of providing a prompt and efficient process for resolving student employee/employer conflicts. Resolution should be sought at the level closest to the parties involved. However, a neutral third party may be able to provide assistance in helping the parties in conflict reach a fair and equitable resolution. In accordance with System Regulation 32.01.02,Complaint and Appeal Process for Nonfaculty Employees, student employees should use thecomplaint and appeal formto contact Employee Relations. 

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