Student Employment

Atkinson School Graduate Assistantships

A few graduate assistantships are offered to new MBA students each year. Graduate Assistants work with an Atkinson School faculty member or administrator on special projects, research, etc. Graduate Assistants are paid an hourly wage of $10 per hour and work approximately 75 hours per semester (150 hours for the academic year) for maximum earnings of $1,500 during the academic year. Graduate Assistantships are awarded to qualified students at the time of admission and no special application is required.

Federal Work Study

Federal work-study is a form of need-based financial aid and requires submission of a FAFSA. Federal work-study students generally earn between $7.25 and $12 per hour. Although government regulations allow students to work up to 20 hours per week, the Atkinson School recommends students limit their work to 10 hours or less per week. Students interested in federal work-study should file a Work Study Request form with the Willamette University Office of Financial Aid at (503) 370-6273.

Willamette University Student Employment

While some employment opportunities are limited to students who qualify for Federal Work Study, many campus employers hire students using Willamette University student employment funds. All Willamette students are eligible to earn these student employment funds. Availability is dependent upon individual department budgets. The Office of Financial Aid can assist students in identifying departments that have Willamette University student employment funds.

Current job openings for both Federal and Willamette student employment are posted on the Willamette Student Job Board online.