Enrollment in Summer is not required to receive Summer Work Study. To determine eligibility for Summer Work Study, call or visit Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881, Bovee UC 121.
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GSA and WORK STUDY - Academic Advising & Assistance - seeks Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for ACC, BIO, CHM, CPS, ECO, HDF, MTH, PSY, STA
Duties Include: Assist in providing leadership in implementing an exemplary and comprehensive SI program; conduct two or three peer-assisted study sessions per week for assigned class; attend all lectures for the assigned class every week and keep up on class materials; create handouts, worksheets, pre-tests, and other instructional tools to be used during SI sessions; develop a positive and effective working relationship with the professor, instructor, GA and/or TA teaching the lecture section assigned to; and attend mandatory SI Leader trainings and meetings.
Skills Desired: Possess an overall GPA of 3.0 or above; must have received a minimum of an A- as a final grade in the course applying for, preferably at CMU; demonstrate good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; ability to commit 12+ hours per week to the job and attend required meetings and training sessions; a strong emphasis is placed on the ability to integrate cultural competency into the SI sessions
Schedule: 2 - 3 evenings per week and attendance at all classes required.Apply Online
GSA and WORK STUDY - Annual Giving - seeks a Phonathon Student Caller
Duties Include: Call alumni and friends of CMU on behalf of the annual fund. Callers are expected to be friendly on the line, update alumni information, build rapport, inform alumni about campus updates and various funds, and secure donations.
Skills Desired: Successful candidates have excellent telephone communication skills, fluency in English, are outgoing, have a great attitude, and are willing to ask for donations. Ideal candidates are fun, outgoing, hard-working CMU students. A positive attitude, a desire to learn, and sales experience are a plus.
Schedule: Candidates must commit to working at least 3 shifts/wk, with one shift being a weekend shift. Sun, 1p - 5p and 5:45p - 9:30p, Mon - Thu, 2p - 5p, Mon - Thu, 5:45-9:30p, and Fri, 12-4p. Apply Online
GSA - Campus Dining
Duties Include: Assist and serve customers in a courteous manner; prep, serve, and cook assorted foods using various equipment and utensils; assist in keeping kitchen and service areas clean and sanitized; follow all safety and food handling guidelines; report to full-time employees as assigned; attend and complete employee trainings and meetings as scheduled; become familiar with and follow all CMU Campus Dining policies and standards; complete other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 25 lbs.; must be able to handle temperature changes including putting stock away in coolers and/or freezers; must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time; must be able to push loaded stock carts; prior food service and/or customer service experience.
Schedule: Days and hours vary by location.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Custodial Assistant
Duties Include: Sweeping, operating a vacuum cleaner, wet mopping, washing windows, general cleaning, and trash removal; any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Skills Desired: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, must be available to work nights.Apply Online
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Sign Shop Assistant
Duties Include: Assist Sign Shop staff; attend safety meetings; any other related tasks assigned.
Skills Desired: Computer knowledge and graphic design experience; proper grammar and spelling skills; and attention to detail. Must have a valid Driver's License and the ability to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, 7:30a - 4:p, Mon - Fri.Apply Online
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management: Landscape Operations - seeks a Grounds Worker
Duties Include: Take care of all areas of CMU campus grounds and the athletic areas; seed, fertilize, and water landscape areas; clean, trim, and maintain all areas assigned (sidewalks, flowerbeds, lawn areas, and bleachers); assist regular Landscape Operations personnel in their duties as needed, along with performing other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Minimal skills and experience required; must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, Mon - Fri. Apply Online
GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - Seeks a Recycling Worker
Duties Include: Collect all types of recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, Styrofoam, batteries, lightbulbs, electronics, etc.) from buildings around campus and prepare them for recycling. Drop off empty recycling bins as requested. Attend weekly recycling meetings. Other related duties as assigned by a supervisor.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have valid Driver's License check. Good knowledge of campus and buildings. Good communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Willingness to learn.
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri 7:30-4p.Apply Online
GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology - seeks a Data Services Student Assistant
Duties Include: Data validation and analysis, report requests, report development, documentation, and troubleshooting data issues.
Skills Desired: Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and possess good judgment skills. Experience with report writing or any of the following technologies is preferred - SAP, SQL Server, Excel, Sharepoint.
Schedule: 10-20 hrs/wk. Position may extend to Fall semester.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Ryan Smith, email@example.com
GSA and WORK STUDY - Medicine - seeks an Office Assistant
Duties Include: Responsible for the program hotline phone calls and messages, daily operations and duties as assigned by the program coordinator; Healthy Aging program letters, emails, reports and various communications; be a part of the team and may be working with other students; attend occasional meetings; maintain home visit materials and stock inventory to be ready to go for home visits; and email communications effectively.
Skills Desired: The Office Assistant will be able to understand the program’s mission; responsible and reliable; experience with Microsoft Office suite of software, Outlook e-mail, and other related software; demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently; demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with an attention to detail; good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to drive between campus locations; and the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Preference given to applicants familiar with One Drive, SharePoint, Teams, student management systems, Blackboard, plus Health Professions and Patient care experience or interest.
Schedule: 10-20 hrs/wk; position continues into the Academic Year 2020-21.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Public Broadcasting - seeks On-Air Host/Announcer
Duties Include: The host's responsibilities include delivering news, weather, and sponsorship messages in a clear and conversational manner. The local host is responsible for airing programming, promos, and other on-air elements as scheduled. Responsible for making musical selections for on-air. The student employee will serve as a local host during award-winning NPR programs, including "Weekend Edition" and "All Things Considered," as well as signature programs like "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and "This American Life." Depending on knowledge and experience, this position may also involve hosting WCMU's late-night jazz program, "Nightside Jazz and Blues."
Skills Desired: Ability to deliver live material on-air. Experience operating broadcast equipment is preferred. Punctuality and attention to detail is required and the successful candidate must have excellent speaking skills. Knowledge of jazz and blues musical formats is preferred, as is a background in audio production.
Schedule: Applicants must be available Saturday and Sunday mornings and/or afternoons and at least two evenings per week. Weekday shifts from 6:30p - 10p and 10p - 2a. Weekend shifts from 7a - 1p, 1p - 7:30p, and 7:30p - 2a.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Mike Horace, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please note the position you are applying for.
GSA and WORK STUDY - Public Broadcasting - seeks a Production Assistant
Duties Include: Importing local and national programs into on-air playback systems, producing and editing local spots and programs, and posting stories to our website. The student will occasionally serve as a Board Operator during locally and nationally produced public radio programs and assist with various production-related tasks.
Skills Desired: Background in audio production and a working knowledge of audio editing software, such as Adobe Audition. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is also required. Punctuality and attention to detail is essential to this position. Experience with websites and content management systems is also preferred.
Schedule: Successful candidates must be available at least two days per week. Work shifts are generally during the afternoon and early evening.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Mike Horace, email@example.com
. Please note the position for which you are applying.
GSA - TRIO Detroit - seeks Summer Mentors
Duties Include: Be with students during the evenings while they attend evening activities; assigned a group of Summer Academy students to work with during the two weeks; live in resident hall and assist with the daily implementation of the
total residence program; supervise, monitor and evaluate 8-12 male/female high
school residents in a co-ed dormitory unit; assist with Move-In/Move-Out day
procedures for the Summer Academy program; eat meals with your assigned groups; submit weekly progress reports to the Director and/or Project Advisors on assigned student group; sponsor educational programs for all the students; report
any student problems (social, academic or personal) to the Director and/or
Project Advisor; attend all field trips, meeting and training programs related
to Summer Academy; meet daily with individual students to assess
their adjustment to the academy foreseeing any social issues on the resident
floors or with other students in the academy; conduct room checks each evening
and stay awake during evening hours to monitor students; monitor any social or
adjustment problems on your assigned floor; exemplify mature and professional
behavior with students at all times; plan a social activity each week for assigned floor; assist with planning and implementation of the weekly “Evening College
Life 101 Series”; assist with the daily “Bed Checks” and “Newsletters” with
upcoming events; complete an incident report form and/or a medical emergency
report form, and any additional program report/form as necessary; and participate
in and attend the Summer Academy Closing Ceremony. Compensated with room and board along with a wage with
experience for the two-week, on-campus, summer experience at CMU. Additionally, voluntary participation in the Out-of-Class Learning Experience may be available
depending on program needs.
Skills Desired: Must possess good communication
skills, problems solving skills, and conflict resolution skills; must be able
to be a model to high school students and relate personal college experiences
to students; must be able to hold students accountable for their actions; must be a
team player and be committed to the principles and philosophy of the CMU TRIO
Detroit program; must be flexible, patient, and able to enforce rules; must
show no favoritism, and show respect for yourself and for the students.
Schedule: Available to work July 12 - July 24, (the entire Summer Academy) evenings and attend UB staff training
on campus and/or Detroit dates T.B.A
To Apply: Send letter of
interest and resume to Andrea Malone, firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Event Crew
Duties Include: Labor intensive event setup; delivery of event furniture, sound and lighting systems, and installation of carpet and vinyl floor covering for comprehensive university and community events; pre- and post event clean-up;responsible for returning department-owned equipment, furniture, and technology to proper storage locations after event use and treating all department gear with care; implement department safety guidelines, adhering to industry event standards, and honoring inclusive event practice; safely operateCMU owned vehicles; ability to perform repetitive lifting (40 lbs and up); instal furniture in all environmental conditions. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment which values and prioritizes reliability, professionalism, communication, and a high level of customer service and care. This position requires commitment to following event guidelines and technical protocols relating to: vehicle and equipment operation, venue-based parking, loading, and operating instructions, and procedures for safe equipment operation. On the job and formal training is provided in areas including but not limited to leadership, venue safety, and event logistics. Applicants should have the ability to thrive within a dynamic team structure and a willingness to learn and understand their role on the team.
Skills Desired: Candidates should have experience performing tasks involving manual labor and the ability to follow written instructions and event diagrams along with implementing room layouts; be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods, materials, and tools utilized in event setups as well as some mechanical and technical knowledge of equipment; have a positive attitude, taking initiative in anticipating what needs to be done, and critical thinking with changing event needs and schedules are crucial for this position; good work ethic, punctuality, and alertness are essential; display continued integrity and maturity while working late nights, early mornings, and long shifts. Selected candidates who obtain a Chauffeur’s License and excel within the team dynamic and interpersonally may be selected for future leadership roles.
Schedule: Frequent night and weekend work required; late nights, early mornings and lengthy shifts. Shift schedule varies to match changing event needs. Preference given to applicants with a desire to work 15 - 20 hrs/wk, have availability during times when classes are not in session, and are looking to grow with the team throughout their academic career.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing relevant skills, requested number of hours, class schedule, current work or RSO commitments, manual labor, leadership, theatre, and/or event experience, and interest to email@example.com
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Event Technician
Duties Include: Setup, operation, and removal of technical audio, lighting, and video equipment assets for university and community events; pre- and post event clean-up;demonstrated commitment to consistent safe practices, department guidelines, adhering to industry event standards, and honoring inclusive event practice; responsible for returning department-owned equipment, furniture, and technology to proper storage locations after event use and treating all department gear with care; safely operating CMU owned vehicles; the ability to perform repetitive lifting (40 lbs. and up); installing furniture in all environmental conditions. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment which values and prioritizes reliability, professionalism, communication, and a high level of customer service and care. This position requires commitment to following event guidelines and technical protocols relating to: vehicle and equipment operation, venue-based parking, loading, and operating instructions, and procedures for safe equipment operation; fill roles as technician in training, stage manager, usher, audio operator, lighting operator, or building manager based on event need.
Skills Desired: Candidates was have experience involving technology and must have the ability to learn and follow written instructions and interpret and execute technical equipment setups utilizing event diagrams and technical riders; demonstrated knowledge of methods, materials, and tools utilized in event production as well as skills related to practical and technical troubleshooting; must present a calm and positive demeanor to CMU partners and community while maintaining the ability to creatively problem solve in the presence of an evolving event; work independently with technology, take initiative, and communicate concerns with professional staff; applicants should have a capacity for understanding complex systems with an ability to think on their feet, approach conflict management with confidence, and be comfortable with learning the principles of event reporting and assessment. Selected candidates who demonstrate strong technical skills and excel within the team dynamic may be selected for future leadership roles.
Schedule: Frequent night and weekend work required; late nights, early mornings and up to 6 hour shifts. Shift schedule varies to match changing event needs. Preference given to applicants with a desire to work 15 - 20 hrs/wk, have availability during times when classes are not in session, and are looking to grow with the team throughout their academic career.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing relevant skills, requested number of hours, class schedule, current work or RSO commitments, leadership, theatre, or event experience, and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Student Office Assistant
Duties Include: Event Intake, processing, submission and phone triage for university and community events; process production trackers, master crew booking board, and production email and calendar as well as update the website. Due to the fast-paced and frenetic nature of the event flow and the demanding pace of event requests, candidate must possess a high level of professionalism, organization, verbal acuity, and an ability to communicate with a calm service forward approach when navigating competing event priorities and requests; must be comfortable utilizing a variety of space management data, systems, and software platforms to effectively and efficiently triage requests and to determine the necessary information to execute event documentation; should be adaptable and comfortable working in an environment where work priorities may shift with changing deadlines and department needs; may be asked on occasion to perform some on-site event responsibilities.
Skills Desired: Candidates have administrative experience and work deftly with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; strong written and verbal communication skills are a must; present a positive demeanor to CMU partners and community; have strong work ethic, punctuality, initiative, and impeccable interpersonal skills interacting as part of the team, with the professional staff, and with the campus community; must display integrity, accountability and maturity during work shifts.
Schedule: Work during normal business hours based on department event needs; there may be project-based evening or weekend hours. Preference given to applicants with a desire to work at least 15 hrs/wk, have availability during times when classes are not in session, and are looking to grow with the team throughout their academic career.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume listing relevant skills, requested number of hours, class schedule, current work or RSO commitments, administrative and leadership experience, and interest to email@example.com