FAQ

General Student Employment

Using the Student Jobs Website

For Employers

For Parents

  • What are the benefits of working on-campus?

    As an on-campus student-employee, your student is able to remain a student first. With scheduling that is consistent and built around class schedules, students can gain work experience without sacrificing their connection to the UW-Madison community.

  • How will it impact my student academically?

    Findings from a 2011 study by Arum and Roska suggested that students who worked about 10 hours per week on campus improved their critical thinking skills at a higher rate than students who did not work. Many students report that working while in college has also improved their time management skills, which many struggle with in the first semester.

    Arum, R. & Roska, J. (2011). Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.