Student Employment

We are dedicated to supporting student employees, managers, and the departments who employ more than 8,300 students across the Institute.

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Have a question related to Student Employment? We can help! Go to the ASC Portal to submit your inquiry.

Attention New Student Employees!

Visit the Student Onboarding page to learn more about the required steps to complete onboarding.

Fall 2024 Student Employee Onboarding Event

The Administrative Services Center will host the annual Student Employee Onboarding event from August 14-16 located at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), 755 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (across from the Exhibition Hall). The event is for all newly hired graduate and undergraduate student employees and rehires who have not worked at Georgia Tech in the last two years, who need assistance completing their in-person onboarding requirements.

Sign Up for Student Employee Onboarding Timed Slot

Tickets are available over three days: August 14-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Click the appropriate date icon below to sign up for your preferred time slot.

If you are unable to attend the Student Employee Onboarding event, contact the Administrative Services Center to make an appointment to complete your final onboarding step no later than 3 days after your employment start date.

Social Security Administration representatives will be on campus on the following dates to accept SSN applications; no appointment is needed.

August 28 – 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 17 – 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
John Lewis Student Center – Peachtree Room

Resources for Student Employers

Resources for Student Employees

Student Employee Types


These students are considered Student Assistants. They can perform many jobs within your office such as clerical support, web development, etc.


These employees can be categorized as:

  • Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)
  • Graduate Assistants (GAs)
  • Student Assistants

GRAs and GTAs are typically hired by the graduate schools to perform assistantships that are related with the student’s degree. Graduate Assistants and Student Assistants can be hired to perform tasks within your department such as clerical support, web development, etc.
More information regarding appointment of and approvals for hiring GRAs, GTAs and GAs can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Education and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Student Assistants.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

These positions are federal financial aid awards that allow students to earn money for educational expenses while also gaining valuable work experience. Note that FWS students cannot be employed in multiple jobs while in a FWS position. 

Students will need to be assigned a non-FWS category if: 

They were offered a FWS award and declined it  All of the award funding for academic year has been received 


For additional information on how to apply for an award or obtain a FWS position on campus, visit the FWS website.

  • Award period has ended 
International Students

Students with a F-1 or J-1 visa are eligible to work anywhere on campus as student employees. They will need to maintain a full course load and can work no more than 20 hours per week during the term. For more information, contact Global HR.

Other Types
  • Visiting Research
  • Coops
  • Internships