Earn a paycheck and thousands in ASU tuition benefits with Education at Work jobs

December 17, 2021
ASU student workers in front of the Education at Work building in Tempe

ASU student workers at the Education at Work office in Downtown Tempe in 2018

College students know firsthand the financial realities of earning a degree. And college life for many Sun Devils means that they need to work while they’re in school, they need to get professional experience that will help their careers and they want to take on as little debt as possible along the way.

That’s why, since 2016, Education at Work has partnered with Arizona State University to provide students with the unique opportunity to complement the superior educational experience they receive while attending ASU.

Through partnerships with organizations such as Microsoft, Discover Financial and Autodesk, students gain valuable work experience while also earning up to $5,250 in tuition assistance each year. 

Education at Work currently employs more than 400 Sun Devils in Arizona and is looking to hire more. Their center is in Downtown Tempe, a 15-minute walk from the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. Additionally, some roles can be done remotely. EAW has training cohorts starting monthly, so ASU applicants can get started right away.

 

The current benefits Education at Work offers students are:

  • A competitive wage and tuition assistance. Students can earn up to $5,250 in tuition assistance per year. Tuition assistance accrual is based on hours worked, job performance and semester GPA. 

  • Future career building. Students gain experience working while in college, getting a leg-up on potential internships or careers after graduation.

  • A student-centric schedule. Flexible work hours up to 20⁠–⁠30 hours per week during the school year and up to 39 hours during school breaks.

  • A great student atmosphere. Students work in a fun, energetic and casual work environment with ASU peers.

Sophomore biological sciences major Melanie Hikwa works as a customer advocate for Microsoft Xbox and said all of the benefits of working for Education at Work really speak for themselves. 

“Working at EAW has really made the stress of being a student a lot easier, because apart from being paid on the hourly job that you have, you have that little icing on the cake, which is the tuition assistance which they give you,” she said. 

Senior business communications major Beyeli Rios Jimenez said that her role in technical support for Microsoft is teaching professional skills in addition to the financial benefits.

“By working at EAW, I'm learning how to communicate, not just with supervisors but with clients. I'm learning how to execute different plans in order to meet my goals,” Jimenez said. 

Education at Work is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating employment pathways for students in support of their financial freedom and career success. To date, EAW has awarded $58,263,996 in combined wages and tuition assistance to student employees.

Education at Work is “100% student focused and is behind our mission to help students graduate with less student debt and the skills they need to succeed post-graduation,” said Assistant Director of Student Success Olivia Gibbon. “All of our employees are college students, and we understand the talent and skills a student population brings to the workforce.”

The roles at Microsoft, Discover Financial and Autodesk range from tech support to account management to support for Xbox users (and getting to know the Xbox on the job to offer better support for customers.)

Education at Work Director of Student Success Ryan Boyd said that the jobs are great for students’ resumes and work experience.

EAW students gain the skills they need to become a well-rounded job candidate and ensure they have all the tools they need to succeed and achieve their dream job after graduation,” said Boyd. 

Learn more and apply today.

Education at Work partners closely with ASU Career and Professional Development Services to recruit for these positions. If you have any questions about the role or the application process, you can reach out directly to educationatwork@asu.edu.