Career Development provides assistance in finding on- and off-campus part-time jobs for students. The Barnard College Job and Federal Work Study programs, both administered by the office, provide jobs for more than 900 students. There are many opportunities for employment on Barnard's campus: in academic and administrative departments, as lab assistants and library aides, and as desk attendants and lifeguards. Students who receive a Federal Work Study award may also work on Columbia's campus at participating departments, in a variety of positions at off-campus, not-for-profit agencies, or as reading tutors for elementary-school children in the America Reads/America Counts program at Barnard. In addition, Career Development advises two student-run agencies: Barnard Babysitting Service and Barnard Bartending Agency that provide excellent managerial experience and create jobs for many students.
Students who are not on Financial Aid work awards may work on-campus after the first two weeks of the fall semester, or at off-campus sites (includes Columbia University) on their casual payrolls.
Timesheet X is an online time sheet system for student employees. To learn about online timesheets and get detailed information about Student Employment, please visit Timesheet X. You should begin with Getting Started and the Forms and Information section under the Student Home Page.
I-9's, W-4’s, and NY State Pay Rate Forms can be completed at Career Development, Elliott Hall, 2nd Floor. If you are a first time employee of Barnard College you should bring either an unexpired U.S. Passport or Social Security Card (a full list of possible ID’s can be found on the I-9 form). The ID’s cannot be photocopies or faxes. You can find this week’s Contract Hours online.
Hours are subject to change. If you are unable to make these times, do not work without completing your documents. Please call (212) 854-2033 or ask at the Career Development front desk for an appointment.
Many students receive either a Federal Work Study (FWS) or Barnard College Job (BCJ) Award as part of their financial aid package. All first-time award recipients must attend a student employment orientation before they first use their job award. Sessions are held daily during New Student Orientation week; additional sessions are scheduled for the first week of classes during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you have missed one of these sessions, you should stop by Contract Hours to get a brief orientation. Students cannot earn beyond their work awards. If you plan to work more hours than your award allows, you must request an increase at Financial Aid. Students with Federal Work-Study Awards (FWS) are granted self-help awards based on their financial need. These awards are federally subsidized, and students may work on Barnard's campus, Columbia's campus or at a variety of not-for-profit agencies and institutions. Students may perform community service and/or participate in the America Reads/America Counts Challenge at Barnard, tutoring pre-k to elementary school children in reading or math, to earn their FWS Award.
Students with Barnard College Job Awards (BCJ) have been granted an amount of money to earn as part of their financial aid package. They may work only on the Barnard campus to earn the award.
Students who are not on financial aid but who simply want to work on the Barnard campus are eligible to do so after the Priority Hiring period ends. Priority Hiring at Barnard refers to a policy of hiring only financial aid award recipients before a given date in the fall semester.
ONLINE JOB LISTINGS: On-campus and off-campus job listings are posted on our web page. Log in to NACElink using the username and password that you use for eBear. You do not need to register. After logging in, you will be prompted to complete your profile. You must do this before you can search for positions. Select Jobs, then scroll down to Barnard CD Jobs. Under Position Type you will be able to select on-campus (BCJ or FWS) or off-campus (FWS) jobs.
All students are encouraged to attend the annual Student Employment Fair, held during the second week of September. Representatives from both on-campus departments and off-campus agencies meet with students and provide information about job openings; some employers hire candidates on the spot!
Please note that not all on-campus jobs are listed with Career Development. If you are interested in working for a specific department or professor and do not see a listing, contact the department directly.
A student must be hired in Timesheet X for every position working by their supervisor every new academic year and summer even if a student is returning to the same position.
Students must complete an Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4) the first time they are employed on Barnard's campus, and each calendar year if their withholdings change or if they claim exempt on the form.
All student employees must also fill out an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). This form only needs to be completed the first time a student works through the Barnard Student Employment Program. Students must show certain forms of ID for the I-9 form, typically a U.S. passport (unexpired) or Permanent Resident Card, or two IDs: a photo ID (driver's license or school ID) AND a Social Security Card or U.S. Birth Certificate. Students must be hired through Timesheet X by their supervisors and the W-4 and I-9 must be completed and received by Career Development before a student can begin work. An email will be sent to a student when all hiring requirements are completed.
The following student-run agencies provide many employment opportunities for Barnard students and a great way to get hands-on managerial experience.