Student Employment at Butler University consists of two types of
jobs: on-campus employment and off-campus Federal Work Study
Community Service jobs. Some of the many areas that employ students
include: academic departments, business offices, intramurals,
athletics, laboratories, tutoring, information technology, music
teaching, theatre, telecommunications, residential halls,
admissions, the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC), and nonprofit
organizations. If you are a student interested in working
part-time, here are some resources that will guide you through the
- Butler University Student
Employment (BUSE) Guide - The Butler University Student
Employment (BUSE) Guide will show you how to use B.L.U.E., Butler's
online career management system.
- B.L.U.E. (Butler
Links U to Employers) - Our online career management system
provides access to on-campus and off-campus employment
Employment FAQs - These are some frequently asked questions
regarding student employment at Butler.
- August 1, 2012 - Students eligible for Federal Work Study funds
may begin applying to on-campus and Federal Work Study jobs through
- August 10, 2012 - All students may begin applying to on-campus
jobs through B.L.U.E.
- August 23rd, 2012 - Get Hired! Part-time Job Fair from
3:00-4:30pm in the Reilly Room
Please note: Securing an on-campus job is
extremely competitive. While the resources above are a good start,
we strongly suggest networking with staff, faculty, and other
students as a way to find employment that may not be posted online.
Students may also request a resume critique appointment by
contacting Internship and Career Services at (317) 940-9383 or email@example.com.
Federal Work Study FAQ's
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What does being eligible for Federal Work Study
Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study (FWS) as
a part of their financial aid package must secure on campus
employment or Community Service employment in order to receive the
offered tax benefit. The dollars that are awarded to you must be
acquired by working in an approved campus job - the only jobs on
campus that do not fall under this category are those that are with
outside companies such as Aramark, Follett, Starbucks, the Zia
Juice Bar, etc.
Does the money I earn go directly towards my
The student receives a paycheck with normal withholding - the
money is not automatically applied toward their student
primary benefit of the Federal Work Study program for the student
is that the income from this type of employment is exempt from the
income reported on the subsequent year's Financial Aid Form. If a
student works beyond the dollars offered through Federal Work
Study, the additional income will have to be reported on the
subsequent Financial Aid Form.
How do I know if I am FWS eligible?
FWS students will be informed individually by Financial
Aid of your eligibility status, and amount of funds offered. If a
student is unsure of whether or not they are eligible for FWS
funds, please contact Financial Aid at (317) 940-8200.
Are FWS students guaranteed an on-campus
Supervisors are free to hire any student they feel is the
best fit for the job, department, or organization. However, FWS
students do have the opportunity to apply for on-campus jobs on
B.L.U.E. about 10 days earlier than all other students, giving them
a slight advantage. Some supervisors take this into account and
will hire FWS students based on financial need for a job on campus,
but others will hire based purely on fit, whether they are FWS
eligible or not.
Are there other employment options for FWS
Various organizations partner with Butler University by
hiring only FWS eligible students to work for the academic year.
Each year, there are about 10 non-profit organizations (located
both on and off campus) that will hire Butler students, on the
terms that Butler is responsible for paying 100% of the students'
wages, up to the students' allotted FWS monetary award. These jobs
are found in the same section on B.L.U.E. where on-campus jobs are
Maximizing the Student Employment Experience
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Do you consider working part-time as "just a job"? The reality
is that your on-campus work experience is so much more than that!
Using your time wisely while you work is going to
positively impact your life professionally,
academically, and personally.
Take pride in the fact that you are working in addition to being in
school. Click the link below for five ways to
maximize your time:
Questions regarding on-campus employment can be forwarded to Liz
Freedman, the On-Campus Student Employment Coordinator. She is
located in the Internship & Career Services office in Atherton
Union, room 315, and can be reached at (317) 940-8425 or via e-mail