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Work Life

Starting at NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Development

Employment while attending college is pretty common nowadays with students requiring assistance to help mange their college life and expenses. Student jobs can vary from the traditional retail clerk to a teaching assistant, desk attendant, or even as an intern at an off campus location.  Whether you're a first year student or graduate student, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development can you help with everything from finding a job or internship to preparing a resume, interviewing skills, and even career exploration.

Stop by the Wasserman Center, located at 133 E. 13th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues) on the 2nd Floor or call 212.998.4730 to schedule an appointment or speak with a counselor. 


Note: The information provided on the Money Management pages are intended to assist students with financial literacy resources and information. NYU does not have an affiliation with any of the external websites for which links are provided, nor specifically endorses any credit, banking, or other financial products.

Earnings and Taxes

Getting a job is only the beginning of your responsibilities.  Once employed, you will have to make a decision on income tax withholding, how you will cash or deposit your checks, and about file taxes at the end of the year.  The following links provide you great insight into making these decisions so that you see the most benefits in your paycheck each week.

  • How to Read Your Paycheck
  • Making Your Paycheck Count (PDF)
  • Taxes, Exemptions, and Stretching Your Paycheck
  • Do You Need to File a Federal Income Tax Return (IRS)
  • Do You Need to File a New York State Tax Return?
  • Understanding Taxes from the IRS
  • How Will You Choose A Tax Preparer this Year?
  • Students Work To Pay for Tuition, Avoid Debt
  • Completing a W-4 & How Federal Taxes Are Withheld from Your Paycheck
  • Four Tax Breaks College Students And Recent Grads Shouldn't Miss
  • Free Federal Tax Filing (IRS)

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