Non-Academic Employment


Employment in a non-academic role at the university, or out in the community, is an option for many graduate students.  The University of Texas offers these resources to help you secure a job.  Students are encouraged to check their department web page.  Many departments list links to employment opportunities for their students.

Note that employment at UT Austin in a student job title, academic or nonacademic, must conform to the 20/30 hour limit. See Conditions for Employment. Human resource services provides further information about eligibility, requirements and benefits for students employed in nonacademic positions.

Pursuing a graduate degree while otherwise employed can be very challenging since graduate study requires a significant commitment in time and energy. A graduate student should consider carefully their work/study balance when selecting hours of enrollment and hours of employment. A general guide to striking such a balance is that the number of hours worked per week plus three times the number of semester credit hours of graduate enrollment should not exceed 57. Regardless, it is important that a graduate student consult with both their academic advisor and work supervisor when determining the balance between graduate study and employment.

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