Job placement guidelines

The following is a guide to be used when a student and/or supervisor requests that a student hold more than one position on campus:

A student may hold one job
from either Category 1 OR Category 2

 Category 1:  Students holding jobs with unique responsibilities (prior experience is often required) may NOT add hours from Category 2. Jobs with unique responsibilities include positions in various departments ranging from 12 - 20 hours per week. These positions include student supervisors, dining service managers, Marbeck assistants and BU Connection managers.


Hours from Category 3 may be added with permission from their supervisor and the Learn and Earn office.

  • Resident assistants can hold up to a 4 hour position in their major if approved by the director of housing.
  • Hall directors generally are not permitted to hold another campus job.

Category 2: Most standard jobs are 6-10 hours per week. A standard job may include a combination of four and/or six hour standard jobs, not to exceed 10 hours per week.


Category 3: Add-on jobs: The following positions can be added to standard jobs. In general, a student may hold one standard position (or equivalent) and up to two of these positions without special permission:

  • Dining services catering contracts
  • Phonathon callers
  • Mentors, tutors in various departments
  • Athletic game assistants
  • Student accompanist
  • Hall chaplains @ 4 hours per week (RA's cannot also hold a hall chaplain position)
  • Admissions phone callers @ 4 hours per week


Admissions ambassadors and intramural referees are not part of the Learn and Earn program and will be paid directly through the department.