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 of getting a job on campus is becoming registered in the Bates employment system. This means once you have been work authorized, you can hold any positions on campus, including everything from scoring a rugby game one afternoon to researching with a professor. Once you are offered a job, you are all set to get work authorized. Come to the Student Employment Office with these original documents.

How does work study help me get a job?

For the first two weeks of the academic year, supervisors are told to prioritize qualified work-study applicants over non-work study applicants for on-campus positions. Here are 7 Things to Know About Work-study and more information about Federal Work-Study.

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, no matter how many jobs you have. 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 the 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 time sheet.  What do I do?

When you fail to fill out and submit your Garnet Gateway timesheet at the end of a pay period, your supervisor must submit an electronic paper timesheet for you. See the Adobe Sign Paper Time Sheet page for more information.

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SEO Coordinators

(207) 786-6303

Dot Letourneau

Senior Payroll Specialist
(207) 786-6173