Published: Jan. 11, 2019

Two students tune up a bike at the UMC Bike StationFrom paid research studies to part-time student employment, there are many opportunities to work at CU Boulder. Aside from earning money, working on-campus is a great way to get involved, meet new people and gain work experience. Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll experience by working on campus.

Meet new people

Working on-campus with other student employees gives you the opportunity to meet and spend time with new peers. Some departments on campus such as the Rec Center, Environmental Center and Housing & Dining Services are some of the largest employers of students.

Gain experience to include on your résumé

There are certain skills you can gain with on-campus jobs, such as customer service and interpersonal skills, that you can use in your future career. There are also many opportunities for student jobs specific to your industry, such as graphic design and research. All of these experiences look great on a résumé.

Get to know CU faculty and staff

On-campus employment offers opportunities to work more closely with faculty and staff, and establish a connection. Staff and faculty can become mentors and potentially lead to future internship, research opportunities or letters of recommendation.

Flexible schedule

Most on-campus jobs and paid research studies offer flexible scheduling. Most work between 10 and 15 hours a week, with a maximum of 25 hours per week for part-time jobs. Your hours can be scheduled around your class schedule and other commitments.