On-campus part-time positions:

Positions on campus are a wonderful source of employment and experience for students.  Schedules are usually flexible in order to accommodate the student’s school schedule.  They also offer students a comfortable, familiar and supportive environment to cultivate important skills future employers will look for such as leadership, problem solving, communication and working as part of a team.

Where to Find Available Positions

Emails/Your Academic Circles
Often academic advisors, professors, and other university personnel will email students with available positions on campus.  Keep your eyes peeled for these opportunities and be sure to apply on time, with a resume reviewed by the University Career Center and The President's Promise.

A Terp’s best resource.  Careers4Terps (C4T) is a database of available positions, both on and off campus, that are available to current and former UMD students.  To see a list of every on-campus position that is advertised on C4T, please click here. As not every on-campus role is advertised via C4T, you should also explore the websites of on-campus employers that generally hire large numbers of students every year:

UMD’s University Human Resources manages the eTerps system for applications to full-time positions on campus.  This system also features a Student Employment Portal where departments can post part-time campus positions.

What Positions are Available
There are many different types of positions all over campus that you can apply to.  Some include:

  • Peer Career Educator
  • Receptionist
  • Cashier
  • Dining Services
  • Front Desk Attendant
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Customer Service
  • Retail Associate
  • Lifeguard
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Library Services 

Off-campus part-time positions:
Having a part-time job while in school or over the summer is a wonderful way to earn extra money, build a professional network and gain valuable job experience that can transfer into your desired career goals. Some common part-time jobs that students tend to enjoy include retail services, sales associates, camp counselors, sports staff, customer service representative, teaching assistant, servers, resident assistant and much more.

Some things to consider when searching for a part-time job include:

  • Schedule
  • Wages
  • Flexibility
  • Skills you wish to develop
  • Proximity to home/campus

Some things to keep in mind when applying for a part-time job include:

  • Have your resume reviewed at the University Career Center & The President's Promise before applying
  • Apply in person with your resume in hand
  • Dress appropriately
  • Be realistic with your time: do not let your employment hinder your academic successes

Some websites to visit that will have off-campus part-time jobs:

Need to earn some fast cash? Looking for short term employment?

Then the QuickBucks listserv is for you!

A weekly email is sent to all listserv participants with various advertised opportunities. Types of positions include:

  • Data Entry
  • Housework/Moving Help
  • Babysitting and nanny positions
  • Pet sitting and walking
  • Tutoring

Interested? To subscribe to this list, send an email with "SUBSCRIBE UCC-QBJOBS" in the body of the email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU


Concerned about the legitimacy of an employer or position?
Please follow these steps:

  • End all communication with the employer immediately
  • Contact the University Career Center for assistance regarding next steps at ucc-studenthelp@umd.edu or by calling 301.314.7225
  • Click here to learn more about job scams

Students use QuickBucks each week to find local, part-time jobs