The UW–Madison Department of Chemistry has more than 60 student positions. Student employees can work in research help positions, administrative positions and more. If you are interested in hiring student help, please review the documents and FAQs on this page. The first step in hiring a student employee is to complete the document below to receive department approval.
Steps in the student employee hiring process
- Receive department approval by submitting the form above.
- Once approval is received, fill out the form below, or post on the UW-Madison job board. The form below is used once you have chosen a student for employment.
- Send the form for your selected student to Marc Willadsen at email@example.com
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What are the benefits of hiring a student worker?
Student jobs benefit both the student and the employer. These positions allow students to learn professional skills while maintaining the opportunity to support their academic pursuits. Employers have the opportunity to gain unique perspectives from students and create connections with the student body.
Most departments on campus promote a “student-first” mindset for these positions.
What is the first step in hiring a student employee?
The first step in hiring a student employee is to receive department approval about the position. You must receive approval, regardless of whether you have chosen a student for a position, or not.
How long does the student hiring process take?
From the time that the New Student Hourly Appointment Form is submitted it takes roughly one week to process everything for a new appointment.
Are student workers paid? How is pay rate determined?
Yes, student employees are paid. Please see the document below to review how student wages are calculated.
Is there a limit to the amount of hours a student employee can work?
Yes, a student can work up to a maximum of 20 hours a week.
How can I give my student employee a raise?
There is an opportunity at the beginning of each semester to give your student workers a $.25 raise.
Are there restrictions on hiring international students?
According to the UW–Madison Student Affairs Office, “Federal regulations permit the employment of international students on F-1 and J-1 visas within certain limits. These visas allow students to work in jobs related to their major fields of study. F-1 students can work on ‘practical training.’ J-1 students may work on ‘academic training.’
Please visit the UW–Madison International Student Services website for more information about the different visas, and how your group can hire an international student employee.
Can student employees be involved in multiple groups within the Department of Chemistry?
There is no limit to number of groups a student worker can join, as long as their total hours per week does not exceed 29.0 hours combined between all their positions throughout campus.
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To learn more about student employees in the Department of Chemistry, please contact Marc Willadsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.