| ON-CAMPUS | OFF-CAMPUS | QUADJOBS | SEARCH TIPS |
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:
- Adele H. Stamp Student Union
- Conferences and Visitor Services
- Department of Transportation Services
- Dining Services
- Maryland Athletics
- Resident Life
- University Recreation and Wellness
- University Libraries
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
- Dining Services
- Front Desk Attendant
- Customer Service
- Retail Associate
- 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:
- 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:
- Careers4Terps - click here to see all off-campus part-time roles advertised on C4T
Are you a UMD student looking for a part-time job? UMD is excited to announce its partnership with QuadJobs, an online platform that connects students to flexible, part-time jobs.
Types of Positions
The following types of positions are popular on QuadJobs:
and many others!
Policies and Guidelines
Want to connect with individuals and businesses looking to recruit for temporary, PAID jobs? Build a profile, telling employers a bit about yourself and find short-term jobs to fit your schedule!
For details regarding policies and use of the platform, view QuadJobs FAQs.
PLEASE NOTE: As of October 2019, we will no longer use the QuickBucks email listserv. Off-campus short-term part-time jobs will be posted on the QuadJobs platform. The jobs shared on QuadJobs are not reviewed or evaluated by the University Career Center.
For more information, please review our tutorial for signing up on QuadJobs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301.314.7225
- Click here to learn more about job scams