The University of Mary Washington employs roughly 750 student positions across 95 departments. The Financial Aid Office coordinates the hiring process for each of these positions.
For more information on the process select the option that best describes you.
Advantages of Student Employment
In today’s competitive market, it is even more important for students to distinguish themselves from others in post-graduation job searches. Gaining real-world experience is important for students to develop the skills needed into today’s workplace.
Student Employment on campus is beneficial because our supervisors understand students are students first. The majority of on campus supervisors allow flexibility around class schedules to accommodate their academic studies. This assists the student in focusing on their academic success while obtaining real world experience.
Being a student worker gives students the opportunity to develop hard and soft skills to help you land that first job after graduation. These jobs also help you build your professional network and prepare you for the average work environment. Studies show that young professionals who obtain at least two or more employment experiences before graduation are twice as likely to secure gainful full-time employment post-graduation. Use these job opportunities to create a resume that shows you are capable of taking on more responsibilities.
Student Employment has an advantage over off campus jobs because they are designed for students like you. While off campus jobs might expect you to work inconvenient, longer or multiple shifts, on campus jobs allow you to work hours with your class schedule in mind.
If you’re starting your first year of school, you might find that being a student worker is pretty empowering. With a campus job, you’ll learn time management, professionalism, and more skills to help you be successful.
Types of Employment
The Financial Aid Office at the University of Mary Washington serves students with on campus and approved off campus employment opportunities. All jobs posted on careers are for current University of Mary Washington students.
These are part-time jobs (10-15 hours per week but no more than 20) that are located on the University of Mary Washington campus. These may be funded through Federal Work Study (FWS) or Institutional Work Study (IWS).
For UMW Dining employment opportunities, please visit the UMW Dining website.
Students can gain experience performing community service activities working as aides, reading tutors for children, literacy activities and math tutors in local schools and the campus library.
These opportunities can be found in careers.
If you have questions regarding FWS Community Service jobs, please email email@example.com.