Student Employee Toolkit

Miami is committed to employing students. Students are valuable part-time employees who make significant contributions to campus operations. Working on campus will not only provide income, it will foster responsibility, encourage you to budget your time wisely, and offer opportunities for learning and skill development. Students who choose to work on campus appreciate the convenience of job locations and the opportunity to become better acquainted with faculty and staff.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Employment may require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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Getting a Job on Campus

Thinking of working at Miami? Review position descriptions and pay schedules, and learn about at-will employment. And, of course, apply for open positions! 

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Eligibility and Employing Family Members

Check your eligibility for student employment, which varies for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and international students—and for students with family members who work at Miami already.  

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Completing Hiring Paperwork

Once you have been hired for a position, you will need to complete your new-hire paperwork. Find out what forms and identification you will need.

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Work Hours and Breaks

Student employees follow set guidelines and rules for working hours and breaks, working on- and off-campus, and what to do in special circumstances (e.g., illness, severe weather).

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Timekeeping and Pay Schedules

You are ready to start working—make sure you know how to clock in and out, how to handle multiple positions at Miami, and how often you will be paid.

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Working as a Minor

Miami does not permit the hiring of anyone under the age of 16. Specific guidelines and rules exist for employing students who are minors, ages 16-17.

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Federal Work-Study Program

Work-Study is a federal financial aid program based on need. Learn more about eligibility, how to check your Work-Study award status, and American Reads and America Counts.

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Employment Verification and FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits students to waive the release of their employment records (e.g., reference checks, letters of recommendation). 

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In order to volunteer with the university, anyone (students, minors, or adults) must follow all applicable guidelines and rules, including signing a Volunteer Form.

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MyMiami and BannerWeb

MyMiami is your online portal to accessing university resources, news, library resources, and personal information including leave balances, bursar account, and pay stubs. 

BannerWeb is your online access to employee services such as updating your address, editing direct deposit and tax information, requesting a tuition fee waiver, unclassified leave reporting

Each of these portals requires login and MUNet password.

Setting Your Password

Miami's Change Password portal allows you to use your uniqueID and password to set up or change your Miami password. For first-time users, the default password is your birth month (mm), birth date (dd), last 4 digits of SSN (xxxx). Once you log in, you may enter your new password and set up a recovery option.