Student Hourly Employment

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This page is intended to help both students who want to work as hourly employees for EECS and their supervisors.

Supervisors: Be sure that your student hourly employees are entering their hours online accurately by no later than 9 a.m on Mondays (or by 9 a.m on Tuesday if Monday is a MIT holiday). Lab Assistants and Graders are limited to 10 hours per week.

Hourly Student Employees: Please read the following and then ask questions!

Lab Assistants and Graders are limited to 10 hours per week. 

Pay rates for EECS standard hourly jobs: Course/Lab Assistant, HKN Tutor, Grader, Other Helper:

EECS standard hourly rates
HOURLY RATES Freshman/Sophomore Junior/Senior Graduate
Course/Lab Assistant $17.00 $17.00 $17.00
Grader $13.00 $14.00 $15.00
HKN Tutor $17.00 $17.00 $17.00
Other $12.75 $12.75  

When you are hired, it will be your responsibility to fill out the EECS Student Employment Approval Form (pdf), have it signed by your supervisor, and return it to EECS headquarters room 38-451. (These forms are also available at 38-451).

Please note that you must be a registered student at MIT and completed an I-9 form with the  Atlas Service Center, before you can start any hourly position. You will be entered into the MIT student payroll system (provided that you are a registered student and have completed your I-9).

To enter your weekly timesheet, please go to Atlas, click on "Time and Vacation Entry" in the menu. For additional instructions, see online SAP/HR-Payroll Time Entry Quick Reference.

Do not exit your timesheet by clicking the "x" to close your window. Instead, click on the "home" link in the upper right. Otherwise, your timesheet will be locked for half-hour before it can be approved!

UROP: Submit a UROP application online at http://uaap.mit.edu/research-exploration/urop/options/urop-find-projects-apply  When it is approved, UROP payroll coordinator will receive a notification and payroll will be processed accordingly.

International students should visit http://web.mit.edu/iso/immigration/emp_campus.shtml to understand all visa limitations.