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We offer employment opportunities on and off campus through federal work study and student aid programs. In addition to the opportunities listed below, we also have a robust internship program.
Federal Work Study Program
NYIT's Federal Work Study program is a type of financial aid that helps pay for the cost of your education. To receive these funds, you must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and indicate you would like to be considered for this program. NYIT's Federal Work Study jobs run from July 1 through June 30.
After you file the FAFSA, NYIT's Office of Financial Aid will determine if you qualify for a work study award and will let you know the amount you'll be paid working on campus or at an off-campus nonprofit.
Federal Work Study Community Service
Our highest-paid student employment opportunities are Federal Work Study Community Service (FWS-CS) positions. These offer excellent resume-building experiences as you work with major nonprofits that include the Boys & Girls Club, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, and the YMCA.
To qualify, you must attend the Internship Certificate Program Orientation II, complete a Learning Agreement, and attend a reflection session for each semester you are employed in an FWS-CS job. After two consecutive semesters at the same FWS-CS position, you are no longer required to complete the ICP requirement if you're returning to the same job.
Student Aide Positions
NYIT funds a number of student aide positions. These hourly jobs are mainly in our on-campus computing labs and learning centers.
NYIT departments seeking student aides usually advertise positions at the end of August on Career Net. These jobs run from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31 or until your student aid funds run out.
Once you earn all of the money allocated for this position, you must ask your supervisor if you are eligible for more. If you receive an increase, you must notify the Office of Career Services to update your timesheet.
If you're a full-time graduate student, we offer assistantships that match your skills and experience with jobs on campus. These may include:
- Helping professors in a classroom, lab, or studio
- Performing or assisting with academic research
- Helping support a department office or facility
Graduate assistantships provide partial or total tuition remission in exchange for working a specific number of hours per week. Contact the director of the program for specific requirements and to find out what assistantships are available.
If you're attending NYIT from another country, you're free to pursue the same on-campus employment opportunities as U.S. students. If you hold an F1 visa, you may work up to 20 hours per week when during the semester. See all of the resources offered to international students by the Office of International Education (OIE), make an appointment with the OIE (remember to bring your F1 visa and I-20 form), and check out our NYIT Career Guide for additional information.
Applying for a Job
To apply to work on campus, log on to NYIT's Career Net, where you'll find be able to search for Federal Work Study or Student Aide jobs. Make sure to:
- Update your resume and ask the Office of Career Services to review it before applying for a position.
- Contact the supervisor of the job you are interested in to set up an interview.
- Complete Federal Work Study forms from the Career Net Resource Library. You'll need them for the interview.
- After the interview, bring all signed and completed forms to our offices, along with your student ID.
- Make sure you've read the Student Employment Handbook.
You'll also need to complete these forms:
- NYIT Student Employment Authorization Contract
- If you're NYITCOM student, fill out the NYITCOM Student Employment Authorization Contract
- Wage Rate form (complete the Employee Section)
- W-4 form (complete bottom of page 1)
- I-9 form (complete Section 1, page 7)
- Direct Deposit form (this is recommended for quick payment; for savings accounts, you must attach a letter from your bank with your name, Social Security Number, account number, and routing number; for checking accounts, attach a voided check)
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