Welcome to the SEO

The Bates College Student Employment Office (SEO) provides students with opportunities to enrich their growth by acquiring part-time positions on or off campus. Student Employment is a great opportunity to learn valuable life skills. Any job, from working at a library, an administrative office, or as a coach, teaches students important professional skills. Interpersonal skills, team work, project management are all crucial professional skills essential to adult life. Through student employment, students gain skills that they can take with them after Bates and into the professional setting.

To get started, follow the Student Employment Flow Chart. 

Student Employment Guidelines for Fall 2021

As we prepare for the new academic year, I write with information regarding student employment. With students returning to campus, here are a few general student employment guidelines for departments to keep in mind:

(a) We will have student employment on campus, with a priority for key roles that can’t be managed with current staffing.  As we are being cautious with expenses, please be judicious with student positions.

(b) Student positions may be performed remotely, however, the student must have a Maine address.  In all cases, students working remotely need a campus (or State of Maine) address for tax purposes.

(c) In person, on campus positions will be available to start on September 1st.  Essential jobs that need to begin before that date must be approved by Geoff Swift, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, in order to coordinate alignment with the onboarding plan.

(d) If a student is able to perform work remotely within the State of Maine, the position can start before September 1st.

How Do I Find a Job?

Bates students can find all on-campus jobs and many off-campus jobs and internships on Handshake. Students can login to their account using their Bates email username and password. Students are encouraged to frequently look at the list of positions available on Handshake as it is updated whenever there are any new job opportunities.

**Any new, incoming student will have access to their Handshake account in August. It is not necessary for them to create their own account outside of Bates since we will issue each student their own account.**

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