NYU has a wide array of on-campus jobs available, such as: office assistants, photo imaging technicians, IT techs, phone surveyors, housing resource center assistants, tutors, newspaper reporters, medical assistants, gym personnel, sales assistant and more.
NYU CareerNet is a great resource for searching for student employment. We encourage all students interested in working on-campus to also call, email, or visit NYU employers of interest to inquire about opportunities.
Student employment positions' hourly salaries vary based on a number of factors, including: the hiring department's budget, the student's number of hours worked, the student's current Federal Work-Study funds, etc. Most student employment positions pay $12-15 per hour. Graduate and doctoral student pay can reach up to $40+/hour.
The minimum wage at NYU is $12/hr for undergraduate students and $16/hr for graduate students in applicable departments.
NYU myTime is a University-wide, web-based timekeeping system that provides NYU with a system for tracking time worked, time off balances, and work study balances (if applicable). It provides administrators, staff, and hourly student employees with online access to vacation, sick, and personal time balances. You should follow the clock in/out procedures designated by the department in which you work.
Benefits of Working on Campus
Working on campus offers many benefits to your professional development, especially for first time workers with little to no professional experience. These benefits may include:
- Little or no travel time for students living near campus
- Flexibility with hours and work schedule
- Secure and 100% legal pay: You don't have to worry about scams or any other issues that students and novice employees sometimes face.
- Little to no experience is required
- Resume building and solid references
When classes are in session students may work up to 20 hours per week. When classes are not in session (i.e. Winter/Spring/Summer Break) students may work up to 35 hours per week, which is the standard NYU full-time work week. Students may hold multiple positions on campus, but may not exceed the maximum hours allowed per week.
Receiving Your Paycheck
Student employees are paid bi-weekly and are strongly encouraged to use NYU Payroll's direct deposit, as it is the fastest, most convenient, and most secure way to receive payroll. (Note: this is separate from the Bursar's tuition reimbursement direct deposit enrollment.)
As an alternative, student employee paychecks can be distributed to your supervisor at your NYU department.
It is extremely important that you give a copy of your approved On Campus Student Employee Application to your supervisor immediately in order to be entered into NYU's Payroll system. From the time that your supervisor submits your paperwork for processing, it generally takes 4-6 weeks before you receive your first check.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) credits OR have Full-Time Equivalency to be eligible for on campus student employment.
Initial Appointment Form B
- If you have not worked at NYU before
- It has been more than three years since you have worked at NYU
- Or you are a School of Engineering (SOE) student who has not worked at NYU/SOE since 12/31/12
You need to complete the Initial Appointment Form B on Albert (select "Wasserman On-Campus Student Employment Registration" at the bottom-right of the screen).
You will need to visit the Wasserman Center in person with the appropriate required documents (see below) to have your forms approved.
Reappointment Form A
- If you have worked at NYU within the past 3 years, AND are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Or if you are a School of Engineering student who has worked at NYU SOE since January 1, 2013, AND is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Note: Returning international student employees must visit the office to show documentation. Acceptable documentation may be in the instructions on Albert.
You need to submit the Reappointment Form A via Albert (select "Wasserman On-Campus Student Employment Registration" at the bottom-right of the screen).
You do not need to visit the Wasserman Center in person to have your forms approved. You do not need to submit another Form I-9.
The I-9 must be completed within three business days of your start date. If you do not have the documents handy within that time frame, you cannot work.
By law, the Wasserman Center is required to see original, signed, unexpired documents in person when completing our portion of the I-9. We cannot accept copies under any circumstances.
For students who are 25 and under, NY state requires the use of at least one document during I-9 processing that indicates the student’s date of birth for proof of age. Documents that include the date of birth include the U.S Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Driver’s License, and Birth Certificate.
Acceptable forms of identification:
New York Wage Theft Prevention Act
Effective 4/9/11, the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act amends and strengthens Section 195 of the Labor Law. Upon hire, all student employees will receive and sign a notice from the NYU hiring department. This notice will include employer information, the employee's rate of pay, frequency of pay, and overtime pay rate.