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Employment Overview

CAEN is the College of Engineering's provider of information technology services. We have many entry-level and advanced temporary employment opportunities for students. Student employees will gain experience in a wide variety of roles that administer and support the College's information technology environment. Positions offer on-the-job training that allow interested and committed students to attain positions of increasing responsibility. The most experienced and best-performing students may achieve positions of equal responsibility to regular staff. CAEN understands the demands on a student's time, and is able to accommodate flexible work hours around class schedules, examination preparation, and course projects to support the academic success of their student employees.

Student positions become available regularly, and are filled throughout the year in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • The CAEN Hotline
  • Applications and software support
  • Data networking
  • Systems and infrastructure
  • Web services
  • Instructional and classroom technology

The minimum starting pay rate for our student employees is $8.25. The actual rate depends upon relevant experience, qualifications, and performance. Students are also eligible for raises once they demonstrate their abilities.

Students from all U-M schools and colleges with varying levels of experience, including students with work-study awards, are encouraged to submit employment applications. Applicants who are able to make at least a two-year commitment will have a greater selection of positions because of the time it takes to develop proficiency in many of the areas where students are employed.

To apply, you will need to submit an online Student Employment Application. Your application will be kept on file for six months. If you are not contacted about a position within this time, you are encouraged to re-apply.