Many parents and students find that having a part-time job while in college, not only provides students with much-needed spending money, but also helps them to budget their time better, and thus use their available study time more effectively. Throughout the University and the community there are many different types of employment opportunities for your son or daughter.
Just about every office and department within the University, from Admissions to Zoology, hires students each year. In addition, students will find many jobs right in the residence halls. Often, employed students are able to work around class and final exam schedules. For some jobs, students must be participants in the Work-Study program (a type of financial aid program). For others, students do not need to be participants in the Work-Study program. Most jobs are posted through the Office of Financial Aid Employment Listings, but some are not. Listings can also be found in the student newspaper, the Michigan Daily and the internet, as well as on flyers and advertisements in the residence halls and around campus. If there is an office or department that your son or daughter would like to work for, but nothing is 'posted,' encourage him or her to call or stop by the office to inquire.