Student Employment

Mount Holyoke provides approximately 1,000 job opportunities for students in residence halls, administrative offices, academic departments, the library, and Buildings and Grounds. (Students can secure jobs using the Student Employment Database, JobX.)

The College participates in the Federal Work-Study Program, a need-based program that provides funds to students for on-campus jobs as well as off-campus positions in community service. The College also provides need-based funding for work study positions on campus.

Any currently enrolled Mount Holyoke College student is eligible to work on campus.* Level 1 jobs are only available to students with work-study. Students with or without work-study may pursue Level 2-4 jobs.

Student's are packaged with an average of $2,400 per academic year, an amount that represents approximately eight hours of work per week while classes are in session. Students are paid every two weeks; earnings from student employment are not applied automatically to the bill. Students are expected to use their earnings for books and personal expenses. Students may decline the offer of work-study by notifying Student Financial Services .

First-year students with work-study must fill at least one shift in Dining Services during the fall and spring semesters. After signing-up for a shift, first-year students with work-study may seek additional employment in other departments.

*To work on campus, an International, undocumented or DACA student must have a Social Security Number issued by the United States Social Security Administration and be studying at Mount Holyoke under a visa or immigration status that permits on campus employment.

For more information about student employment, please visit the Career Development Center.