Our Mission

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

The Student Employment Office is a resource for students and employers who are uncertain of employment processes. Our primary function is to guide students through the required employment processes in order to be eligible to work. We assist in employment-related processes ranging from filling out tax forms, to posting available on-campus and off-campus positions, to helping students remember 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 of the classroom. Employment not only serves as a source of income, but it also promotes time-management skills, networking, and career-related experiences that help clarify individual career goals. These skills are advantageous for both the present and the future, regardless of what the students’ career goals may be.