Student Employment Checklist
See the Student Employment Flowchart to assist you in navigating this process.
1. Log in to Handshake
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 an 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 during the first two weeks of classes.***
3. Receive a Job Offer
Receive confirmation from your supervisor that they are hiring you for the job. After you have accepted a position, you can become work authorized. If you have already been through the BWA process, simply send your Bates Work Authorization card to your employer and begin working.
When it is time for your I-9 in-person document verification appointment, go to the Student Employment Office at 215 College Street, Lewiston, ME. Make sure to bring your original documents, 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 card on Garnet Gateway under the Employee section under Training and Development. Send this to your supervisor as soon as you receive it. This is typically a part of the in-person appointment. You cannot start working until your supervisor receives your work authorization.