Hiring Process

The information below applies mostly for work study and part-time jobs only. For information regarding Quick jobs, please refer to the Quick Jobs Procedures.

Applying for a Job

You should apply to any job that interests you, even if you do not have all the skills and knowledge the supervisor is looking for. Many employers accept applications via email. Include your resume, availability, and a brief statement of your interest in the position. If the employer thinks you may be a good fit for the job, they will likely schedule an interview with you. You may find our tips helpful when initiating communication with an employer. For resume and other career related questions, you may contact BU’s Center for Career Development (CCD). We also have several interview tips.

Getting Hired

For all on-campus jobs (work-study and non-work-study):

  1. Go to the Student Link > Work > Form I-9 and complete Section 1 of the Form I-9.
  2. Meet with your supervisor to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9. You will need to present proper identification.
  3. Remind your supervisor to enter your hire, and confirm your hire by visiting the Student Link > Work > Employee Time Entry. If you plan to earn your work-study award in the job, remind your supervisor of your award.
  4. Begin working! Log your hours on the Student Link > Work > Employee Time Entry. Please note that if you skips steps 1-3, you may experience significant delays in getting paid; we are unable to pay you until you have completed both sections of the Form I-9.
  5. Once you have received your first paycheck, set up direct deposit on the Student Link > Work > Direct Deposit Authorization.

For all off-campus jobs:

All other types of employment will require you to work directly with your employer regarding the hiring process. Boston University does not oversee the hiring process for off-campus positions.