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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

Each semester, our Economics Department hires a limited number of undergraduate students for Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships (UGTAs).

UGTAs are assigned to introductory and upper-division Economics courses offered by the Department of Economics (West Lafayette campus) with greater than 30 students. UGTAs assist with various classroom duties such as grading, assisting with office hours, providing review sessions, proctoring exams and other duties to assist the instructor. Expectation of work is up to 10 hours/week.

UGTA Requirements

  • Economics Major/Minor
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.5 across all Economics courses
  • Must have completed the course assigned with an "A" or better

Courses Seeking UGTAs (some or all of the following courses may need UGTAs in any given semester)

  • ECON 21000- Principles of Economics
  • ECON 25200- Microeconomics
  • ECON 25200- Macroeconomics
  • ECON 26000- Data Visualization & Inference
  • ECON 34000- Intermediate Microeconomics Theory
  • ECON 35200- Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 36000- Econometrics
  • ECON 37000- International Trade
  • ECON 38000- Money & Banking
  • ECON 38500- Labor Economics
  • ECON 41900- Managerial Economics
  • ECON 45100- Game Theory
  • ECON 46100- Industrial Organization
  • ECON 47100- Behavioral Economics

How to Apply

Check back for information on applying for fall 2024 positions. 

Fall UGTAs with faculty approval will receive priority placement in spring. Since classes change each semester, if a UGTA position is not available for the same course/instructor, the UGTA will be placed with another class/instructor as long as one is available.

Applications are not final until an UNOFFICIAL transcript is received. Please send your unofficial transcript to Mary Schultz at schultm@purdue.edu.

Unassigned applicants who meet all the UGTA qualifications will have their application kept on file and will be contacted if there are additional openings.

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 will go live on June 1 and close on June 30. Check back here for the application link. Purdue undergraduates who have completed ECON 360 (Econometrics) are invited to apply, and preference will be given to students who have had Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (UGTA) experience within the Daniels School's Economics department.

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.

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 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 undergraduate and master's 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.

There are currently no open internship positions, but please check back soon.

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."