Student Employment Checklist

1. Log into Handshake

To login to Handshake use your Bates email username and password. Check out our Handshake Tips and Tricks

2. Apply for Jobs

All on-campus jobs require a resume and a cover letter as part of their application process. Want help with your resume or cover letter. Check out Purposeful Work and look at their drop-in hours or schedule and appointment.

*if you have received work study as part of your financial aid packet, mention it in your cover letter. Work Study students are prioritized only for the first two weeks of classes.

3. Get Offered a Job

Receive confirmation from your supervisor that they are hiring you for the job. Only after you have accepted a position can you get work authorized

4. Get Work Authorized

Stop by the Student Employment Office located in the Human Resources Office at 215 College Street, Lewiston, ME. Make sure to bring your original documents. and know your social security number, bank routing number, and bank account number (this is not your credit/debit card number).

5. Receive your Bates Work Authorization

Find your Bates Work Authorization on Garnet Gateway under the Employee section under Training and Development . Send this to your supervisor as soon as you receive it. You can not start working until your supervisor receives your work authorization

6. Work!!!