Many off-campus employers are looking for student workers.
Take advantage of the Career Center's career database, RooLink. With RooLink, you can:
Did you know that EVERY University of Akron student has a Roolink account? This is how to activate yours:
2. If it’s your first time using Roolink just click forgot password and type in your Akron email to get a new password sent to your email. (Every student at The University of Akron already has a Roolink account; you just might not know the password for it)
3. Once you login using your new password go to the right side of the page and click on Search Jobs (all jobs) to find a job that you’re looking for!
Most of the positions are posted online first. Check the on-campus jobs listing. Other places you can pick up applications on campus: Bierce Library, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Student Union, Residence Life & Housing (Ritchie Hall), Dining Services (Robertson Hall)
Not to search for a job, but some employers may ask you to fill out a “screening” application if their application process is complex or they hire many students. There is no campus-wide application.
Once you secure a job, bring your social security card and a photo ID to campus. You will need both documents to complete the employment process, and you will not be permitted to work without them.
On campus employment will not only provide income. Working 10-15 hours a week will help you adjust more quickly to The University of Akron. You will meet other student employees, become acquainted with faculty and staff and learn how the University operates. Moreover, you will get a chance to develop important transferable skills, such as communication, time management etc, which can help you secure a job after graduation. Students who work a few hours a week on campus actually do better academically than students who don’t work or who work 20 hours or more.
Exceptions to the rule: Graduating this current semester, Co-Op, Internship, Dissertation, Thesis, or any other reason, with permission from Student Employment office.
You can work only if you are at or above 12 credits for undergraduate or 9 credits for graduate students. Students who are not appropriately enrolled will have their employment terminated. After Monday of the 11th week in the semester, you can drop below the 12 credit /9 credit limit and be able to work on campus.
You can work up to 29 hours per week. Working more than 29 hours per week may result in termination of employment. Studies show that students who work a few hours a week on campus actually do better academically than students who don’t work or who work 20 hours or more.
Yes, you can work more than one job on campus as long as you keep your total work hours on campus under 29 hours a week. Working over 29 hours may result in termination of employment.
Students are paid every other Friday. It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit. You can pick up your paycheck at the payroll office, located in the Administrative Services Building at 185 Mill Street.
Log in to RooLink to see off campus job postings
That’s okay; jobs are posted throughout the year year. However, the largest number and variety of jobs are available right before and during the first few weeks of each semester.
Assistant Director of Student Employment
|The University of Akron
Simmons Hall 301 (show on map)
Akron, OH 44325-4306
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.