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Part-Time Jobs

Part-time employment on campus or in the local community is a great way to earn extra money while developing valuable skills that you can highlight in in future searches for internships, jobs, and graduate school applications.

Student Employment

Student employment opportunities are posted on the student employment job board or by reaching out directly to faculty staff, or departments by email.  Often, a simple email is all that is required to be considered for any openings.  If you have been awarded work-study as a part of your financial aid package, visit the Work-Study Program website.

Sample Initial Outreach Email

Subject: Northwestern Student Seeking Work Study Position in Biological Sciences lab

Dear Dr. Sanders,

I am a first-year student at Northwestern University pursuing a degree in biology posted interesting in working on campus this fall.  I came across your job description on the Northwestern work-study webpage. Because of my interest in a career in research and experience with lab work in high school, I would like to apply for the work study position in Molecular Biosciences as a Laboratory Aide. If you have any additional questions, or require additional application materials, just let me know. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Erika Gaines

Off Campus Part-time Jobs

QuadJobs: QuadJobs is an app-based job portal that connects local employers with Northwestern students.  Employers can hire students for part-time and one-time jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as for jobs that can be done remotely.  This service is free for all students.  Employers can communicate with and pay students directly through the app.  A small service fee will be charged to the employer.

Account registration for employers:

  1. Download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store
  2. Set up your account profile and enter the credit card you would like to use to pay students for your job(s)
  3. Feel free to connect with QuadJobs directly if you have any questions about posting opportunities

Account registration for students:

  1. Download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store
  2. Sign up with your school issued .edu email address
  3. Set up your profile page and your Stripe account to receive payments for jobs completed
  4. Start applying to jobs!
Note: Jobs posted on QuadJobs are not reviewed or evaluated by Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern Sitters and Tutors Network: A NetID-protected site that allows students to provide babysitting and tutoring services to members of the Northwestern community. Parents can post job listings customized to their needs and browse available sitters and tutors, filtering by skillset and schedule. Students can post a profile and browse jobs.