To find open part time job opportunities for university departments, open work study positions, and Graduate Assistantships please visit the university job posting site. For off-campus job opportunities in the local area including third party vendors on campus such as the food vendors located in the Joe Crowley Student Union visit Career Connections.
*For the on-campus job posting site you will create an account to apply for positions. It is suggested you use your NetID and password for your login information. You will need to have your NetID activated to search for open positions in the Career Connections system. A UNR NetID grants access to a variety of computer-based resources at the University. Each NetID is tied to an individual. Persons having more than one status (student employee, etc) will have only one UNR NetID which will allow access to appropriate resources. Please visit the Information Technology department website for more information about NetID.
To be hired under the “student” category, all the following criteria must be met:
Students who drop credits below the 6 credit minimum as an undergraduate, or 5 as a graduate, or fall below the minimum required GPA will be terminated from their “student” employment position immediately.
A student who has fewer than 6 credits remaining to complete the degree must provide a letter from their academic advisor requesting an exception to the credit requirement for that one semester.
Work-Study recipients must meet all the financial aid requirements, including “satisfactory academic progress” toward the degree objective. Additional information is available by contacting the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at (775) 784-4666.
A student who graduates at the end of a semester terminates employment on the last day of that semester or once their degree has posted.
International students must meet the same GPA requirements. They are required by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations to be enrolled full-time (12 –undergraduate or 9 – graduate credits), with an F-1 or J-1 form issued by this university. For more information on international student eligibility and requirements please visit the Office of International Student and Scholars web site. University of Nevada, Reno is proud of the growing diversity on our campus.
International students with 1-20s issued by the University are permitted to work as a student employee. Documentation issued by any other NSHE institution is not acceptable for work purposes under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations. International students must be enrolled full-time, 12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits, and must meet GPA requirements in order to be eligible for student employment. In addition, prior to employment international students on J-1 Exchange Visitor visas (with a DS-2019) must obtain permission to work on-campus from a responsible officer of the exchange visitor program sponsoring the student. Additionally, the student must visit with the tax specialist in the University Controller’s Office regarding the tax status related to their employment.
Students in F-1 and J-1 status may work up to 20 hours per week (40 hours during the winter, spring, and summer breaks) on campus but are not eligible to apply for off-campus employment during their first nine months in the United States. After nine months in the U.S. in nonimmigrant status, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (F-1) or the program sponsor (J-1) may grant part-time employment permission only under special conditions.
Family members of F-1 visa holders (F-2) are not allowed to work in the U.S. under any circumstances. The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services may grant employment permission to family members of J-1 students (J-2) under special circumstances. For more information contact the Office of International Student and Scholars at (775) 784-6874.
For summer employment, students must be enrolled in the minimum required credits (6 for undergraduate and 5 for graduate/graduate special)during the summer sessions, or be registered for a minimum required credits during the fall term and meet the minimum required GPA.
The Federal Work Study Program is a “need-based” financial aid program designed to assist students in earning money to meet their college expenses. To be eligible, a student must have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and have a work-study allocation of funds. Each eligible student is awarded an amount of funds per semester that determines the maximum number of hours per week that may be worked. For more information on work study and other financial aid programs please Financial Aid: Work Study website.
Student employees may work up to 25 hours per week when classes are in session (Fall/Spring semesters). Students must not be scheduled to work when they have a scheduled class period. Student employees may not work more than 25 hours a week. During break times winter/spring break and the summer student employees may work up to but no more than 40 hours per week.
Since student employment is temporary, hourly and part-time it can be terminated at any time at the discretion of the employer. Also, if a student drops below the required credit and/or GPA requirements, the employment status must be terminated immediately.
Yes, any student can terminate his or her employment at any time. However, reasonable notice of two weeks should be given to the employer in writing. This is a best practice that allows the employer adequate time to find a replacement and make scheduling changes to accommodate the staffing change. In the professional world, it is expected that an employee give adequate notice of at least two weeks, and preferably more, whenever leaving a job.
Every student employee is covered during his/her working hours by Worker’s Compensation insurance for work related injury and illness. The coverage provides an incapacitated student employee the means of support and medical care when unable to work because of a job related disability. An employee must immediately report any job related accident or illness to his/her supervisor. The supervisor is responsible for completing the appropriate forms for the BCN Workers' Compensation office. If you have questions, contact BCN Workers' Compensation, phone 784-4394 or visit their website for procedures, forms and information.
Student employees are not eligible to receive other employment benefits such as shift differential pay, paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement benefits or permanent status.
From the time of appointment to a student employee position supervisors should make a clear process for notification of absence from a scheduled work period and be sure the student is made familiar with the department expectations. If not clear expectation is given student employees should notify the supervisor no later than the beginning of the scheduled work period when he/she is unable to work. In the case of an extended absence, the estimated duration should be reported to the supervisor as soon as possible. The supervisor is responsible for authorizing all absences.
In order to file a Grievances Act, NAC 284.658 states that the employee must be a permanent employee. Student Employees are categorized as temporary, part-time employees and do not fall under the grievance act. The employer cannot discriminate based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, or disability. If a student feels that he/she is being discriminated, they may contact the Affirmative Action Office at 784-1547.