Frequently Asked Questions-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I work?

I'm a first-year student. What do I need to know about on-campus student employment?

Am I eligible to work on campus?

How many hours may I work?

What do I need to do to make sure I get paid on time? What should I do if I have problems with my timesheet or with getting paid?

What is work-study? How can I find out whether I have a work-study award, or find out how much my work-study award is for?

What can I do if I want a job in my field but don’t see any posted?

What if I want to be a research assistant or teaching assistant?

What if the department or the professors say they don’t have any money to hire me?

What other local part-time jobs are available off-campus?