Student Employment

Students seeking on-campus employment have the following options:Career Services

Federal Work Study [FWS] Posted in Handshake
Federal Work Study is an undergraduate financial aid award. Students are limited to working five hours per week in work study positions in campus offices and are paid minimum wage [may be different in regions outside NYC, Long Island, and Westchester]. Students must qualify for FWS each academic year; eligibility is determined via the student's FAFSA. Only FWS eligible students who have accepted their financial aid package in Banner will be able to view and apply to these positions.

Student Assistants Posted in Handshake
Student Assistant positions are funded by campus departments and are offered at their discretion when funding is available. These positions may include research assistants, teaching assistants, and tutors. These positions are not based on economic need and are open to any student applicant who meets the job description’s criteria as denoted by the campus employer. Student Assistants may work no more than twenty (20) hours per week; hourly wages may exceed the region’s NYS minimum wage and are determined by the hiring unit.

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships (GA) are a financial aid award managed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. GA positions are not posted in Handshake.  Questions about these positions, the number of qualifying semesters, and eligibility criteria should be directed to Graduate Admissions (

Campus Dining Services
We are excited for our new campus dining partner, Aramark, to join our SUNY Poly community. Ask about their job openings for students when you visit any of their locations: Campus Center dining hall, Student Center, and the Mario Café!


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