Employers & Faculty

The Student Employment Office welcomes all employers who are seeking to hire Harvard student workers.

The SEO hosts a robust jobs database which offers employers the opportunity to post open positions, search students' resumes, and manage the application process from a central location.

On-campus employers may use this section to learn how to use the jobs database, get tips on best practices when it comes to interview students, and learn about student employment on campus and the Federal Work Study Program.

Off-campus employers can find out if they are eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study Program and how to hire an eligible Harvard student. Local households can find information about hiring a Harvard student to help out around the house, babysit children, or help with moving.

Jobs Database

The Harvard Student Employment Office Jobs Database connects employers with currently enrolled Harvard students for part-time and one-day jobs. In order to post job openings, you must create an account.

Tips for using the jobs database

Search for students through a book of resumes or by searching based on specific criteria. Need to repost an old job? No problem--we don't delete postings, we archive them so that they are available for future use.

Jobs Database FAQs

  • How do I create an employer account?
  • I am Harvard staff, do I need to create a separate account?
  • Multiple people in my office need access to our job postings. Is that possible?

Hiring Process

Get information about recruiting students, determining a wage rate, navigating the hiring process, interviewing students, executing performance evaluations, and learning about general guidelines on student employment.

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Federal Work Study

How can we help your organization?

FWSP offers significant cost savings in employing eligible Harvard students. Rather than paying the student's full wage, your organization will typically only be responsible for a portion of the agreed upon hourly rate plus 7.9% in payroll taxes.

More about Federal Work Study 

Faculty Aide Program

Are you a faculty member looking for a research assistant?

Find out more about the program and how to apply. The Faculty Aide Program is designed to help faculty members subsidize the wages of students who are interested in assisting them with research.

More about Faculty Aide Program

Best Practices

Best Practices

Assistance for Harvard administrators with recruiting students, wage rates, the hiring process, interviewing, performance evaluations, and general guidelines on student employment.


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