FAQ for Students

For general information about Student Employment and its website, please refer to the Q & A below.

What are the benefits of getting an on-campus job?

One of the most important features about getting a job on campus is that you become registered in the Bates employment system. This means once you have been work authorized, you can hold any jobs on campus, including everything from scoring a rugby game one afternoon to doing research with a professor. When you are all set to get work authorized make sure you bring your original documentation to the Student Employment Office.

How does work study help me get a job?

For the first three weeks of the academic year, supervisors are told to give priority to qualified work study applicants over non-work study applicants for on-campus positions.

Can I apply for more than one job? What if I am offered multiple jobs? Can I only accept one?

You are encouraged to apply for many jobs and are allowed to accept more than one job if you feel you can commit to all of them. Remember, you are only allowed to work a total of 20 hours per week. If you ARE offered more than one job and only want to accept one, politely decline the employer’s offer.

Why can’t I see my “Employee Menu” on Garnet Gateway?

Your supervisor may not have submitted a hiring form to the payroll office. Before contacting the Student Employment Office, ask your supervisor if they have submitted a hiring form for you. Due to large volume of hiring forms received (especially during the beginning of the academic year), the payroll office may not have processed yours yet. Within 2-3 days of filling out your tax forms and being hired you should be able to see the Employee Menu.

I forgot to submit my timesheet.  What do I do?

Students must submit a paper timesheet for the pay period they missed. If students forget to submit their electronic timesheet three times, their position is subject to termination.  For more details on timesheets, click HERE.

Still Have Questions? Contact:

Shirley Govindasamy
Director of Staff and Student Employment
(207) 753-6956

Dot Letourneau

Senior Payroll Specialist
(207) 786-6173

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Payroll

Human Resources

Career Development Center

Harward Center