Student Employment

BCC Employment Opportunities for Students

The Career Services and Experiential Learning team offers student employment opportunities in the forms of work-study and on-campus job opportunities.

  • Work study provides part-time jobs so students can earn while they learn. Paychecks can be used to cover living expenses while enrolled. The added benefit of this program is the opportunity for you to gain work experience and references. 
  • On-campus job opportunities are available to students who qualify through the Human Resources job postings board.

Contact Us

Charlotte Lotz, Experiential Learning and Career Services Coordinator

Work-Study Positions Available

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study. It's available to eligible full-time or part-time students. Students eligible for work-study will have completed the FAFSA, are taking at least six credits during the semester, are actively participating in their classes, and are making satisfactory progress (SAP). Students cannot work during class time but can split their available hours between two or more departments.

How Much Can I Earn?

Students earn approximately $1,000 for the semester, this equates to about 5-8 hours per week. (Students may work more or less hours in any given week as long as the total hours for a semester do not exceed the amount of their award.)

The specifics of the days and times for each position are indicated in the job description or worked out directly with the position's supervisor. Most on-campus jobs will be Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Hours for Off-Campus jobs, if known, are included in each job description.

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  • Wages range from 14.52 per hour to $15.70 per hour (dependent on qualifications)
  • Work five – eight hours a week (on average, based on award amount)
  • Paychecks are issued every two weeks

Learn more about Financial aid

For assistance with your Handshake account, please contact 413-236-1637 or

How Do I Apply?

All work study positions are posted on Handshake, BCC's career service platform. To view these jobs, you'll need to activate your account on Handshake (if you haven't already).

You can activate your Handshake account now. Use the same credentials you use to log in to your campus email.

After you've created a Handshake account, view all work study positions.

For assistance with your Handshake account, please contact 413-236-1637 or

To apply for a job, please upload your resume and cover letter to the position(s) you are interested in. Your application will be forwarded to the job supervisor who will reach out to you to discuss the position in more detail. If you both agree it's a good fit, the work-study coordinator will provide you with the appropriate paperwork and set up the orientation required so that you can be paid.

Questions about Work Study?

Please contact the One-Stop at or 413-499-4660.

The One-Stop Welcome Center is open Monday – Friday  from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. You are welcome to stop by!