Parents and Families

A cafeteria worker in one of the dining halls

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 flexible and can help make a difference.

One of the biggest employers on campus is MDining, which 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.  MDining jobs offer flexible schedules and convenient locations that mesh well with students' schedules.

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 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. The National Association of Colleges and Employers identifies eight career readiness competencies that employers look for, and 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?

A full course load and extracurricular activities understandably make students and parents wonder if holding a job is even possible.  In fact, many students report that having a part-time job helps them use their time more efficiently.

Where can my student find a job on campus?

 

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