Working at a dining hall is a popular choice for students because since there are so many spots to fill at any of the facilities, it’s just about a guarantee that they’ll be looking for new hires at any time.
Junior Henry Brechter works at the Berkshire Dining Commons, the most popular of the four, in the Southwest Residential Area.
“It’s tough but you got to do what you got to do,” Brechter said about working at Berkshire. “Basically it’s weekend money for me and that’s fine.”
Fork at Franklin Dining Commons
With tuition and fees increasing 4.9 percent over the summer, some students were put in a tough spot and taking a job on campus was a must.
“I had to get a job,” Greta Wilinsky, a freshman that works at Franklin Dining Commons in the Central Residential Area said. “If I wanted any spending money at all I needed a job so I applied [at Franklin] and they hired me. Plus I save some of it too to pay off bills. This job was a lifesaver.”
Walkway outside Franklin Dining Commons
With UMass dining being ranked No. 1 in the country by the Princeton Review this past fall, it’s a lock that the various dining halls scattered throughout campus will be filled to the brim with students looking for a good meal.
But don’t forget about the students that keep these facilities operating like a well-oiled machine while also trying to earn a living at the same time.