Outside Employment

Normally, graduate student time is fully occupied with academics, thesis work, and assigned duties as a Research Assistant or a Teaching Assistant. Therefore, graduate students who are considering accepting other employment should review the policies and information provided by the Office of Graduate Education and then discuss with the DMSE Academic Office, if necessary.

Participation of the graduate student in the advisor's outside professional activities may be mutually advantageous. Advance approval is required; further details about such a situation and possible conflict of interest issues are available from the OGE.

International students with a full-time Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship usually cannot apply for other employment during a period of regular enrollment. They should consult with the International Students Office.

Students holding fellowships should review the award details to confirm whether they are permitted to accept employment offers.