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Student Employment

The Daniels School of Business at Purdue University champions hands-on learning and seeks to provide students valuable internship and job opportunities within the school. These roles, most of them paid, offer outside-the-classroom experience that builds upon coursework and adds essential skills to your skill set.

Current Daniels School of Business students: Find information below on academic opportunities, including positions as teaching assistants (TA), graders, and research assistants, and administrative employment opportunities.

Teaching assistants help with various classroom duties including providing review sessions, proctoring exams, assisting with office hours, and more. Graders assist the instructor of record with grading. Research assistants are typically paired with a faculty member and help with any number of research tasks, including gathering and working with data, translating hypotheses into testable models, and creating compelling tables and figures. 

Academic Positions

MGMT 20000 - Introductory Accounting (filled)

  • 1 TA position for Spring 2024
  • 4-5 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • The applicant needs to have taken MGMT 20000 and earned an A- or above. Preference is given to students who have also successfully passed MGMT 35000 and 35100.

MGMT 35000 - Intermediate Accounting I (filled)

  • 1 TA/grader position in Spring 2024
  • Duties mainly include proctoring and grading exams
  • Applicant needs to have taken MGMT 35000 and earned an A- or above.

MGMT 35100 - Intermediate Accounting II

  • 2 TA (or grader) positions in Spring 2024
  • On average, 5-6 hours per week for 16 weeks. This position mostly requires grading homework assignments and exams at the time of two midterm exams and the final exam.
  • The ideal applicant is a current master's student or an upper-level undergraduate student with an accounting background (e.g., the applicant has taken financial accounting courses such as MGMT 35000 or MGMT 35100 and earned good grades).

MGMT 35300 - Intermediate Accounting For Non-Accounting Majors

  • 1 or 2 TA/grader positions in Spring 2024
  • One position requires about 4 hours per week for 16 weeks, which includes some admin and virtual office hours. This position also requires an extra 4-5 hours to grade at the time of two midterms and a final exam.
  • Another position is only grading (4-5 hours) at the time of two midterms and a final exam.
  • The ideal applicant is a current MS Accounting student or an upper-level student majoring in accounting (with good grades). 

MGMT 50500 -  Management Accounting II

  • 1 position in Spring 2024
  • 2-3 hours per week for 16 weeks.
  • Applicant needs to have taken MGMT 50500.

MGMT 50600 -  Auditing

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • 5-8 hours of grading and proctoring each week. Three one-hour exams for 16 weeks
  • Ideal for an MSA (or upper-level undergraduate) student who has completed MGMT 50600 or a similar course earning a good grade.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

Teaching Assistantships for Undergraduates

The Economics department hires a limited number of undergraduate students as Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTAs).

UGTAs are assigned to large section Economics courses offered on the Purdue, West Lafayette campus. UGTAs assist with various classroom duties including: grading, office hours, review sessions, proctoring exams and other duties per the instructor request. Expectation of work is up to 10 hours/week.

UGTA Requirements

  • MUST be an Economics major or minor
  • Overall GPA of 3.0, Economics GPA of 3.5
  • MUST have an “A” or better in any course you would be assigned as a UGTA

Application

Complete the application form.

Send the unofficial transcript to Mary at schultm@purdue.edu.

Applications are not complete and will not be considered until the transcript is received.

Assignments

After coordinating with faculty, students will be notified of assignments. This happens in August.

Questions?

Questions can be directed to Mary Schultz, Executive Assistant of the Economics Department, at schultm@purdue.edu.

Research Assistantships for Undergraduates

The Daniels School's Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hires a small group of Undergraduate Research Assistantship (UGRA) positions.

UGRA positions are paid and provide selected participants the opportunity to work in an engaging, supportive, and interactive learning environment. UGRAs will master the fundamentals of research design, as well as how to manage and analyze quantitative data with the UGRA mentor while simultaneously assisting faculty members with ongoing policy-related research tasks such as:

  • Building policy databases
  • Managing and preparing datasets in Stata
  • Translating hypotheses into testable models
  • Creating compelling tables and figures

A commitment of 10 work hours per week is expected for these UGRA paid positions. Work hours will include attending mandatory weekly in-person UGRA lunch meetings (lunch will be provided), and communicating regularly with the UGRA mentor on individual project progress. Due to the interactive nature of this program, in-person participation is required and UGRA program participants must be enrolled in on-campus courses at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

The PURCE UGRA application for the 2024-2025 academic school year is open! 

Purdue undergraduates who have completed ECON 360 (Econometrics) are invited to apply. Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript. The application closes June 30. 

Apply here

Questions?

Reach out to purce@purdue.edu.

VSEEL Research Assistants

The business school's Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory (VSEEL) provides research opportunities and experiences for undergraduate Purdue students. Assist with research in the experimental economics lab to gain valuable skills and insight into how modern economics and management experiments are run.

These are volunteer positions.

To learn more, visit VSEEL's Opportunities page

MGMT 31000 - Financial Management

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • 5 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • The applicant needs to have taken MGMT 31000 (or equivalent) and earned an A- or above.

MGMT 41300 - Corporate Finance

  • 1 Grader for course assignments in Spring 2024
  • 4 hours every two weeks for 12 weeks (6 grading assignments)
  • The applicants need to have taken Corporate Finance (either MGMT 41300 or equivalent) and earned an A- or above.

Business Office Student

  • Work 10-20 hours a week per semester
  • Applicants working on a BA in Business Management/Finance. Applicant will help with GRIR Reporting, uploading packing slips, and receiving orders in ARIBA as well as everyday office duties when needed.
  • Semesters: Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024 – if semesters apply to the applicant.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu.

This position is paid on an hourly basis.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

Spring 2024 positions will be posted soon.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

MGMT 38200 - Introduction To Management Information Systems

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • 5-6 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • The applicant needs to have taken MGMT 38200 and earned an A- or above.

MGMT 59000 -  Advanced Database and SQL

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • Total workload: 50 hours over 7 weeks
  • The applicant must be proficient in SQL.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

MGMT 32400 - Marketing Management (filled)

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • The workload may fluctuate depending on the progress of the course. But it is about 10 hours of work on average for 16 weeks.
  • The applicant needs to have taken MGMT 32400 and earned an A- or above.

MGMT 42710 - Digital Marketing Strategy

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • 10 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • Prefer an MS Marketing student who has taken MGMT 52300 Digital Marketing Applications and received a good grade.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

OBHR 33000 - Introduction To Organizational Behavior (filled)

  • 1 TA position in Spring 2024
  • 20 hours per week max (but fewer hours are possible) for 16 weeks. The ideal applicant has taken OBHR 33000 and earned an A- or above. Knowledge of Qualtrics survey platform and a statistical package is desired. Prior experience as a TA is desirable.
  • Candidates considering a career in academia and the OBHR field preferred.

MGMT 55500 - Leading Management Diversity

  • 2 TA positions in Spring 2024
  • 4 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • The applicant needs to have taken MGMT 55500 and earned an A- or above.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

There are no open job postings in this area at this time.

MGMT 36100 - Operations Management

  • 3 grader positions in Spring 2024
  • Max 10 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • Applicants need to have taken either MGMT 36100 or MGMT 66000 and earned an A- or above.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

Spring 2024 positions will be posted soon.

Application Directions

Please fill out the application form and send it, along with your resume, to managementta@purdue.edu. Additionally, please explicitly indicate the courses you are interested in applying for.

Teaching assistants and grader positions at the Daniels School of Business are paid on an hourly basis. There is no tuition waiver associated with these positions.

Application Timing

Most jobs will be posted on this webpage one semester ahead. If a job is filled, it will be noted on this webpage. You can apply any time a job is available.

Please email any questions to managementta@purdue.edu.

Administrative Positions

The Daniels School's Marketing and Communications team employs talented Purdue students who want real-world experience in graphic design, event planning and execution, website development, social media strategy, writing and editing, marketing and communications planning, and much more.

The MarCom team has an opening for a writer! This is a paid position. Read on: 

Communications Intern Position Description

The Communications Intern is a student employment position responsible for a variety of projects in the domains of storytelling, copywriting, feature writing, profiles, news reporting, ad copy and content development. Through the course of the experience, the intern will exercise skills in mastering voice and tone, persuasive writing and generating content for marketing purposes. This writer will help tell the business school story at Purdue. The candidate will also leverage grammatic proficiency, journalistic skills and research skills to help elevate an institution’s identity.

In addition to gaining on-campus student employment the intern will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work samples, scale up skills that will contribute to the completion of professional certifications, gain real world marketing experiences in a business setting, expand professional networks and apply classroom learning to create impactful solutions.

Requirements for successful candidate:

• Must be a student currently enrolled at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus
• Capable of multi-tasking and managing projects effectively along with academic workload
• Maintain good academic standing with the university
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong writing skills and willingness to work with editors and absorb detailed feedback to improve writing
• Accountable. Effective at working on projects independently with limited direct supervision
• Foundational understanding of brand message, voice, and tone in writing
• Detail-oriented with impeccable grammar adhering to AP editorial style and university brand voice
• Desire to work with others and contribute to a team in a business setting
• Comfortable conducting presentations and communicating project outcomes to co-workers
• Creative skills to contribute toward the ideation of messaging and topical content
• Flexibility and willingness to attend special events with the objective of composing stories quickly while they are still relevant
• Willingness to conduct interviews on a range of subjects
• Ability to work up to 10 hours per week in addition to academic workload

Preferred Qualities:

• Currently studying or seeking careers in communications, journalism, marketing or related field
• Demonstrated skills in developing content for marketing or promotional purposes
• General photography and videography skills to assist in the coverage of events and capturing of interview stories in multiple media formats

This position can be done remotely, though the Daniels School of Business MarCom team does have some shared office space for those who wish to work in-person.

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter and writing prompt response* to businessmarketingcom@purdue.edu.

*Writing Prompt: Unlocking Success: The Daniels School of Business at Purdue University

The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business stands at the intersection of innovation and opportunity. As a marketing candidate, your task is to create a compelling narrative that captures its essence. Your audience is potential donors.  They are somewhat unfamiliar with Purdue but are passionate about students' college experience and academic success. Your piece should be no more than 500 words.

Emphasize our vibrant ecosystem for tech innovation and commercialization.

Consider the following points as you craft your piece:

Unique Competitive Edge: Explore how the Daniels School leverages its position within a STEM-focused university. Highlight the advantage this provides to students, equipping them with skills that bridge business acumen and technological prowess.

Understanding Consumer Needs: Investigate the Daniels School’s various centers, including Krenicki, Dauch, PURCE, BEEP and the Center for Working Well, which delve into research and policy, as well as partnerships to solve business problems. How do these each contribute to Purdue's reputation for innovation and thought-leadership from research?

Alumni Impact: Showcase the success stories of Daniels School alumni. From Fortune 150 CEOs to trailblazing entrepreneurs, how have they made their mark? Research some of the award winners via a search on our website or LinkedIn.

Academic Excellence: Dive into the school’s rankings and accolades. What makes it a top choice for aspiring leaders? 

Call to Action (CTA): Reach out to learn more about the Daniels School of Business and consider supporting one of the school's centers and initiatives

Writing Style: Do your best to adhere to Purdue brand guidelines and Associated Press (AP) style. 

Good luck, and may your words resonate with potential donors and anyone curious about the Daniels School experience!

The Economics Department is accepting applications for an office assistant to work 10-12 hours a week. The candidate must have a 3.0 or better GPA, must be reliable and must be able to use basic Microsoft functions. 

Applications are being accepted here, but will not be reviewed until an unofficial transcript is received. 

Email your unofficial transcript and any questions to Executive Assistant Mary Schultz at schultm@purdue.edu.  

Undergraduates from across campus can participate in economics and management experiments run by the Daniels School's Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory (VSEEL).

Cash earnings are paid at the end of each session.

Learn more by visiting the VSEEL site and clicking "PARTICIPATE."