Our Mission

The Student Employment Office acts as a liaison between employers and students, connecting employers with students interested in seeking employment opportunities.

Our primary function is to guide students through the required employment processes to be eligible for work. The Student Employment Office is a resource for both students and employers seeking assistance with employment-related processes ranging from filling out tax forms, to posting available on-campus positions, to reminding students to fill out their timesheets. We help employers understand the requirements of being a supervisor including how to hire students, where to approve timesheets, and what policies must be adhered to by student employees and employers.

The Student Employment Office strongly encourages students to consider employment during their time at Bates as it enriches their education outside the classroom. Employment is not only a source of income but also promotes time-management skills, networking, and career-related experiences that help clarify individual career goals. All skills gained through student employment are advantageous for students to bring with them into the professional setting.

Additionally, the Student Employment Office is committed to adhering to federal, state, and college regulations and policies. Our hiring process is in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security and student wages align with the State of Maine minimum wage laws. We are always ensuring our processes for both students and supervisors are as easy as possible while also following all applicable federal and state policies.