There are many resources and opportunities available for graduates who seek employment during their time as a student. The GSAS Office of Professional Development provides specialized assistance that helps students in a variety of diverse career paths shore up their portfolio and connect with prospective employers and alumni. Additional resources for both on and off campus employment can be found below.
Many international students work on campus while pursuing graduate study. You should consult the International Students and Scholars Office guidelines for international student employment
before applying for on-campus positions. Please note that most international students are not eligible to work off-campus. All U.S. employers require employees to have an SSN. Please visit the International Students and Scholars Office
for information on obtaining an SSN as an international student.
PhD students who are serving as Teaching Assistants are part of the SEIU, Local 509 PhD Student TA and TF union
. Students serving as TAs are covered by the collective bargaining agreement during the time they are employed as a TA. Master’s and PhD students who are not serving in one of those capacities are not part of the bargaining unit and therefore not covered by the agreement. PhD students who are paid by the hour, graders and research assistants are also not covered by the agreement. For more information on SEIU, visit the SEIU Local 509
website and their Brandeis page