Student Employment

Minimum Wage Increases For Student Assistants Effective January 1 2018

Changes to the California minimum wage law will increase the minimum hourly rate to $11, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The minimum wage will continue increasing annually, until it reaches $15/hr. on Jan. 1, 2022.

Student Employment is a resource for UC Davis students seeking employment opportunities to fund their educational expenses. This site provides a means by which UC Davis students and employers can meet their employment needs. With support from the Internship and Career Center, students have easy access to both UC and non-UC student employment as well as internship and career opportunities. If you want to hire UC Davis students, you may post part-time, one-time, temporary, and summer full-time work-study and non-work study employment opportunities and the student will contact you directly.

Student Employment for Graduate Students

Working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Teaching Assistant (TA), or Associate In_ is a good way to gain professional experience and advance your career, as well as earn a paycheck and obtain fee remissions.

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to hold an academic appointment. GSR appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide full remission of in-state fees; TAship appointments, above 25% and not exceeding 50% time, provide partial remission of in-state fees. This policy is reviewed for renewal each year.

Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles (Teaching Assistant, Associate In_, and Reader) during regular academic quarters. No student may be employed beyond 18 quarters in any combination of teaching titles. Graduate students may be appointed for a maximum of 21 regular academic quarters in a research title (GSR). No student may be employed beyond 21 quarters in a research title.

Each department has its own applications for TA positions, which you should fill out annually if you are interested. You will need to inquire within your own graduate group or department.