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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 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, Office Service Clerks, Assistant Director, Associate Directors, and the Director of Housing and Residential Life; the RA serves as a leader, role model, and liaison between the University and residents. Also, 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, coordinate engagement activities, refer students to resources and perform other responsibilities which help promote the success of the residents.

This process is currently closed. Check back in the fall!

Other Student Employment Options

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