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Finding a Job

If you are a student and want to work, the Office of Student Employment can help every step of the way! There are a number of ways to find a job both on and off campus. Below you will find the methods we recommend for students.

Keep in mind that finding a job while a student is just like finding a job when you graduate from college; it is a process. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find a job on the first try — keep trying, there are lots of options out there!

Online Job Search

Employers both on and off campus contact us with their available job positions and we post them immediately to our online job search. Students can search by semester and sort based on Work-Study or non Work-Study. There is something for everyone!

Instructions on how to apply and who to contact are located in the job description (students apply directly to the employer).

Jobs are updated as they come in so check frequently — you never know when the perfect job will pop up!

Click here to access CareerLink.

Talk to Departments

While we’d love it if every department at UMaine posted all available jobs with us, sometimes they don’t. If you are not finding something that interests you through the online job search, you can always contact departments directly to inquire about any available positions.

Some departments hire a large number of students every year regardless of whether the student has Work-Study or not. Two in particular are Dining Services and Campus Recreation.

Dining Services hires students for all of their facilities on campus including the Maine Marketplace (in the Memorial Union), Hilltop Dining, Hilltop Market Convenience Store, Wells Central, Wells Market Convenience Store, Bear Bites Too, Oakes Room Cafe, Bear’s Den and York Dining. Some examples of duties that student’s perform are:

Taking food orders and serving food to customers, preparing food, checking meal cards, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, counter areas, tables and trays, taking inventory of supplies, stocking shelves, placing orders, training new employees, working special events

Campus Recreation hires students for both the Student Recreation and Fitness Center and Maine Bound. Some examples of jobs that student’s held last year are:

Fitness Assistant, Equipment Issue Room Assistant, Entry Desk Assistant, Intramural Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Lifeguard for Aquatics, Intramural Official, Manager for Operations, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor, Children’s Camp/Party Aide


One of the great aspects of the University of Maine is the ability to network with people! Talk to professors, your advisor and your friends to see what they recommend or what they know. It’s great practice for after you graduate; you’ll meet new people and find out “inside” information about who’s hiring and other opportunities that may not be openly advertised.

After you find a job

Please click on the Student Guide to Employment tab for information about what to do after you’re hired!