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Student Employment

Welcome to the Boston College Student Employment website! This site has been developed to assist you in your search for hourly paid employment, as well as to provide a wide range of information. For specific information, select an area of employment interest either below or on the left.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions, and best wishes as you explore the various employment opportunities available to you as a student at Boston College.

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The Massachusetts Minimum Wage: Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour. 

Students Fall Prey to Employment Scam: College students across the country are taking the bait on an employment scam that gives scammers access to their bank accounts, according to an announcement from the FBI. Inside Higher Ed

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: During our summer employment period, students may be eligible to earn, accrue, use and carryover sick time hours. Refer to this subject, including the Questions and Answers, in the navigation tree on the left side of this page. View the Public Notice

Reminder: Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year, even if working more than one job for Boston College.

The Student Employment video tutorial is available for viewing on the video tutorial web page.

You may download the most up-to-date version of our Student Employment brochure for additional information.

Enrolled Boston College student employees can complete, edit or update Direct Deposit, W-4 and M-4 tax withholding information through their Agora portal. New hires will have this ability once their hire forms have been processed by the University’s Human Resources Service Center (HRSC), after which you will have the Human Resources links to complete those forms.

Log into the Agora portal at Type your username and password, and click the login button. Go to “My Services” and look for “Human Resources” in the lower left corner. Select “PeopleSoft Human Resource Services” and then you can select Direct Deposit or tax information under “Self-Service”.

For your convenience, a printable PDF with detailed instructions about Direct Deposit is available.

Contact the HRSC at 617-552-4772 if you have any questions about accessing those sites, completing, updating or editing Direct Deposit and tax withholding forms.

NOTE: International students still will need to go to the HRSC at 129 Lake Street on the Brighton campus with their passport and visa, and assistance in completing paper tax withholding forms is available at the HRSC. It is suggested that you call ahead to the HRSC at 617-552-6409 to confirm the availability of the foreign tax specialist.

A note from the Career Center: The Career Center has plenty of resources and advice to help you succeed in your on-campus job search. To help you make a strong impression with your application materials, review the online resources available on the Career Center's website, including tips on writing great letters and resumes and a list of extensive interviewing tips. Specialized career coaches are also available throughout the year to meet individually for drop-ins or appointments. We are here to help.