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Student Employment

Working on campus is an excellent 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, and maintain 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.

Central Office

The Housing Central Office employs several students each semester to help with administrative work, customer service, answering phones & e-mails, and assisting our residents. Please contact the Central Office directly to inquire about any possible opportunities at housing@wayne.edu 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, ask for ID cards/ hall stickers, and check guests in. Our desk assistants are an essential 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. 

Gold 'N Greens/Towers Café

WSU Dining Services employs students in each of our cafeterias and other on-campus eateries in various foodservice positions. Dining Services works around class schedules, provides 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)  Selection Process

Under the leadership of Community Directors, and Housing and Residential Life Professional Staff Members; the RA serves as a leader, role model, and liaison between Housing and Residential Life and on-campus residents. RAs will gain leadership skills, engage in on-going professional development, and help students in their community through a curriculum model. In this position, RAs will be required to actively participate in developing a strong sense of community within their buildings, create and implement educational programming, refer students to resources, and perform other responsibilities that promote the success of the residents.

The Resident Advisor selection process for the 2020-2021 academic year begins November 1, 2019 and will close December 20, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m. Please attend an informational session to learn more!

Application Requirements and Information Session Information

ACUHO-I Summer Interns

Join us this summer!

The ACUHO-I Summer Conference & Housing Intern at Wayne State will be a temporary, full-time professional staff member of the University Housing Operations and Residential Life team.  Starting in summer 2020, the Summer Conference & Housing Intern will be able to choose from a menu of experiences to fit their professional trajectory while staying in the heart of Detroit. These experiences chosen by the intern will be coupled with a robust experience in a million-dollar summer conference operation, with focus on enhancing the intern's supervision, customer service, and project management skills.

We are currently seeking two graduate students to serve as Summer Conference & Housing Interns for summer 2020.

Other Student Employment Options

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