Student Employment Information
Earn while you learn
Many student employment listings for Binghamton University students are available online directly at hireBING. Each semester, students can "earn while they learn" through a variety of on-campus and off-campus jobs. Check hireBING regularly for job listings. Jobs are posted daily, and many are posted closer to the start of classes.
Types of Employment
Undergraduate Federal Work Study (FWS)
Undergraduate students employed in FWS jobs receive wages subsidized by federal government funds. Eligibility for undergraduate FWS is based on your financial need and is granted to you as part of your financial aid package and based upon your filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must have FWS as part of their financial aid in order to apply for FWS positions.
Eligibility for a part-time FWS job does not guarantee you a job. On-campus and off-campus jobs are limited, and employers hire quickly at the start of each semester. We recommend you access hireBING, review FWS jobs and contact the employer(s) as soon as you arrive on campus.
FWS students are paid directly (via a paycheck) by employers so FWS is not applied as a credit on a student's semester bill.
Some additional details undergraduate students should know:
- On-Campus FWS jobs
During the interview and hiring process for on-campus jobs, you will be required to complete student employment paperwork, and to provide documentation to the Office of Human Resources. Federal regulation requires you to submit an "employment eligibility form," (called an I-9 form) if you plan to accept either a FWS position or a temporary service position on campus. Fulfilling such requirements before your first day of work assures a paycheck is issued every two weeks. For more information or questions about forms and documents, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (607) 777-2187 or Couper Administration Building (AD) 244.
- Off-campus FWS jobs (Binghamton University Student Employment Initiative)
The Binghamton University Student Employment Initiative is a collaborative program with of Financial Aid Services and the Greater Binghamton/Southern Tier New York community. For more information, click here.
All Binghamton University undergraduate students who are interested in participating in this program must have FWS funding, have a willingness to work off campus and have reliable transportation. During the interview and hiring process for off-campus jobs, you will be required to complete employment paperwork and to provide documentation to the employer. These requirements also assure you will be issued a paycheck for the hours you work. For questions about forms and documents, please contact the employer’s Human Resources Department/Representative.
Graduate Work Study
Some graduate students may qualify for Graduate Work Study. Learn More.
Part-time on-campus and off-campus jobs
There are also many jobs, both on-campus and off-campus, also posted on hireBING for Binghamton University students. The jobs do not require you to have FWS eligibility to apply.
Some on-campus employers have their own employment sites. Here are a few:
Admissions Center, Room 112
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS: Binghamton University's Student Employment makes no representations or guarantees about the positions listed in hireBING. It is the responsibility of the student to research the integrity of the organizations or individual to which they are applying. The student is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or private party. You should not go alone to a residential address to apply for a job. Even the best job opportunity is not worth jeopardizing your personal safety.