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Working on campus is a great way for students to earn extra money and gain skills for their future careers while living on-campus. A variety of student assistant and college work study positions are available through the Office of Housing and Residential Life including positions in our central office, at our building front desks, and in our dining halls.

For positions in Housing, you must live on campus, be in good disciplinary and academic standing, with a grade point average of 2.0. You must complete an Employment Application Form and return it, along with your class schedule and resume to the building you would like to work in.

Central Office

The Housing Central Office employs a certain number of students each semester to help with administrative work, customer service, answering phones & e-mails, and assisting our current residents and future residents. Please contact the Central Office directly to inquire about any possible opportunities at or (313) 577-2116.

Building front desks

Each of our buildings are locked 24-hours a day and are staffed by student desk assistants at our full-time reception desks. Desk Assistants answer phones, help with mail & packages, assist residents with concerns or questions, and ask for ID cards/ hall stickers and check in guests. Our desk assistants are an important part of our hall security, by maintaining an awareness of residents/guests in the building. To work at a hall/apartment front desk you must contact the Office Service Clerk at the particular desk you are interested in. 

Applications can be completed online.

Gold 'N Greens/Towers Café

WSU Dining Services employs students in each of our cafeterias and other on-campus eateries in various food service positions. Dining Services works around class schedules, gives you meal compensation after a four hour shift, and allows you to work up to 20 hours per week. Students interested should contact Dining Services with questions at (313) 577-7972.

Resident Advisor(RA) 2018-2019 Selection Process

The RA serves as a leader, role model, and liaison between the University and residents. Under the leadership of Community Directors, Office Service Clerks, Assistant Director, Associate Directors, and the Director of Housing and Residential Life. In addition, the RA will be mentored and developed through training and on-going curricular activities in leadership theory and successful practice.  In this position you will be required to actively participate in developing a strong sense of community within your building, to coordinate engagement activities, to refer students to resources, and perform other responsibilities which will help promote the success of the students who live there.

Learn more about becoming an RA and the 2018-2019 Selection Process

Summer Staff 2018

For the summer we have several exciting positions that we will be looking to fill:

Summer Resident Advisors (RAs) are available as additional support to the building and staff. They serve on a floor with residents and fulfill some of the same responsibilities they do throughout the year: communicate expectations, participate in the duty rotation, facilitate community,  and work on other assigned projects.

Conference Assistants (CAs) staff the buildings over the summer in order to provide timely customer service to our guests. This includes (but is not limited to) putting together linen packets, staffing the front desk, and making sure rooms are properly turned over for the next conference.

Building Assistants (BAs) participate in developing a strong sense of community within their building by coordinating and executing various administrative tasks, referring students and guests to resources, assisting building personnel, and performing other responsibilities which help promote the success of the residents and guests that live in your building

Summer Hiring Timeline:

  • Monday January 15th at 11:59 pm - Applications are DUE
  • Friday February 9th- Individual interviews will occur throughout the day
  • Friday March 16th- Summer Applicants notified of hire status 
  • Saturday April 21 and 22nd Mandatory Summer Training 
  • Wednesday May 2nd - Summer contract starts

Summer Housing Staff Application

Other student employment options

Please visit Career Services on the first floor of the Faculty/Administration Building in room 1001, or at