Taking Care of Business: Why Work an On-Campus Job?

During your transition to UW-Madison, finding a campus job may be the last thing on your mind. You have to balance academics and your social life. How can there possibly be time for anything else?

Well, you may be surprised to know that, according to an article by US News, students who work 10 to 15 hours per week are more likely to earn degrees. Also, part-time jobs can serve as an easy way to get to know people you may not meet in your classes.


Working on-campus can benefit students in many ways, even beyond earning extra income and building your resumé. For example, students can make connections with university staff-members and work alongside them to develop skills that will be useful after graduation.

Also, students can take advantage of the many offices and departments at UW-Madison to find a diverse job opportunity that gives them experience that is relevant to their area of study. Whether you are a communications arts major or an engineering student, a job for you exists right here on campus!

Not only is there diverse opportunity for jobs but also a diverse student body making up the on-campus work force! Any UW-Madison student can work here, from freshmen, to transfer students, to international students, and more! Never feel like its too early or too late for you. You will likely find many students in a similar position to you that work campus jobs.

If you’re interested in finding an on-campus job, you can utilize the UW-Madison Job Center website. Here, you can filter jobs by category and find ways to apply for the opportunities that interest you most. If you cannot find your desired position on the Job Center, considering contacting a specific department and asking if they have any openings.

If you are looking for a position that teaches teamwork, leadership skills, communication skills, and more; consider applying for our of our current openings at CFYE! The ultimate campus job, these positions allow you to help new students transition at #UWSOAR and during #WiWelcome.


We are currently hiring New Student Leaders (NSLs), Orientation Assistants (OAs), Transfer Ambassadors (TAs), and Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (Fellows) for spring and summer 2017. Visit our website for details and fill out an application by December 16!

No matter your schedule or area of interest, finding time for a campus job is a rewarding task. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to meet new people, gain relevant skills, and improve yourself as a community member, student, and employee.

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