Parents and Families

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When students work, they can earn an income and gain valuable work experience. And when they work on campus, they don't have to look far for a job that’s convenient and flexible. 

One of the biggest employers on campus is MDining, which is part of Student Life. MDining offers high starting wages and most positions require no prior experience. With over 1,500 student employees from all majors and around the world, MDining offers plenty of opportunities to connect. They offer flexible schedules and convenient locations.

Why should my student work on campus?

Every student’s college journey is different, which means that every student’s reason for getting a job on campus is also different. Reasons may include:  

  • Earn income to help offset costs or provide extra spending money
  • Have fun with co-workers
  • Meet new people and develop community
  • Build job skills -- College jobs help students gain core skills that employers look for post-graduation and for internships. A part-time job is a great way to build those competencies early.

Will my student have time to work on campus with a full course load?

Between a full course load and extracurricular activities, students may wonder if they have the time to commit to a part-time position. Many students actually report that having a part-time job helps them manage their time and keep a schedule.

Where can my student find a job on campus?


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