Summer Job Postings


Enrollment in Summer is not required to receive Summer Work Study. To determine your eligibility for Summer Work Study, call or visit Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881, UC 121.

Contact departments directly to pursue a job.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Admissions Processing - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Processing transcripts which includes receiving transcripts via postal and electronic download; responsible for sorting and flagging transcripts; responsible for scanning, linking, and verification of transcripts to student records; review and update records in student information systems: logs transcripts, admissions, and graduation documents; scan, quality control, index and verify student records in document imaging system; review imaged files for accuracy; batch documents for scanning and print files; process daily outgoing mail; open mail, file, copy material, pull files, distribute materials, and shred confidential documents; process electronic correspondence sent via CRM system; work in CRM system to review student mail and assign as appropriate. Special projects as assigned.
Skills Desired: Strong attention to detail. 
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p.
To Apply: Email resume with availability to Sheila Roupe,

GSA - Biological Station - seeks a Conference Hall Director

Duties Include: Assist the station manager with the daily on-site housing operations for all station users lodging in CMUBS facilities. The objectives of the CHD position includes building positive community relations among station staff and users, assisting users with personal, academic, or event concerns as well staffing a small store and transporting station users. The CHD is also responsible for upholding University policy and supporting other operational needs as deemed necessary by the Station Manager.
Skills Desired: Strong written and verbal communication skills, and general computer and clerical skills; prior experiences at CMUBS and a working knowledge of residence hall administrative operations is preferred; eligible candidates must have a valid, current motor vehicle license (no special endorsements needed.)
Schedule: 40 hrs/wk. Must commit to working and living at the station (room and board are provided) the entire summer from approximately May 4 - August 17, 2019. Some flexibility in start or end dates is possible and pre-planned time off during summer is acceptable.
To Apply: Email John Gordon

GSA - Biological Station: Beaver Island - seeks a Dining Services & Housekeeping Assistant

Duties Include: Assist the Food Service Manager with daily food service operations, and help clean all areas of the Biological Station.
Skills Desired: Food service experience is preferred, but not necessary.
Schedule: May 5 - August 16. Room and board is provided at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver island. 40 hrs/wk, varied schedule.
To Apply: Email John Gordon,

GSA - Biological Station: Beaver Island - seeks an Operations Assistant

Duties Include: Assist Station Manager with day to day operation of the Biological Station including office work, transporting and housing students, outreach, lab and field work.
Skills Desired: Field and Lab experience, natural science background, first aid, small motorized boat experience (Boater Safety Certificate), computer skills, and a friendly personality.
Schedule: May 5 - August 16. Room and board is provided at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver island. 40 hrs/wk, varied schedule with some weekends.
To Apply: Email John Gordon,

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.
Current Openings:
Catering - Office Assistant
Catering - Team Member
Summer Residential Restaurants - Team Member

WORK STUDY - Carls Center - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Front office Clerical support; assist clinic staff with data entry, filing, faxing, keeping room supplies filled, and other light office duties as needed.
Skills Desired: Friendly, great time management, and willing to be flexible with the daily demands of this often fast-paced office.
Schedule: Various hours, Mon - Fri, between, 8a - 5p. No weekends needed. Position continues into the Academic Year. 
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Phyllis Yost,

GSA - CMU TRIO Detroit Pre-College Programs - seeks an Evening Youth Mentor

Duties Include: Join attendees of Summer Academy while they attend evening activities; Mentors are assigned a group of students to work with during the 2 weeks; live in residence 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, meetings and training programs related to Summer Academy; meet daily with individual students to assess adjustment to the Academy foreseeing any social issues on the residence 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 assigned floor; exemplify mature and professional behavior with students at all times; plan a social activity each week for your 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. The Evening Youth Mentors receive room and board along with a wage with experience for the two weeks on campus.
Skills Desired: Must possess good communication skills, problem-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 the entire Summer Academy on the campus of CMU: July 14 - July 26 and attend training on campus and/or Detroit prior.
To Apply: Email Primavera Jimenez,

WORK STUDY - Counseling and Special Education - seeks a Student Clerical Assistant

Duties Include: Typing, filing, general file maintenance; collating and stapling of class materials and handouts; running errands; telephone and receptionist duties; scheduling clients in our Counseling center; providing general assistance to department faculty and staff.
Skills Desired: Accurate typing with good grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; some knowledge of university policies and procedures is helpful; must be extremely dependable and reliable; able to work with frequent interruptions; attention to detail; able to present a positive and very professional image; ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p, 20+ hours a week. Position continues into the Academic Year 2019-20.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, references, Campus ID number, and Work Study eligibility to Chelsea Rigley,, or deliver in person to EHS 321.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Perform daily data validation and clean-up; maintain documentation; identify and merge duplicate records; assist with multiple data cleanup and maintenance efforts; assist with upgrade testing and other related projects and assignments as needed.
Skills Desired: Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and possess good judgement skills; reliable transportation is necessary to CMU Global Campus, located north of Meijer in Mount Pleasant. Preference given to detail-oriented IT or Marketing students.
Schedule: Training begins Spring 2019;  20 hrs/wk during the summer; 20 hrs/wk during the Academic year.
To Apply: Email a resume, cover letter, class schedule and completed application to

GSA and WORK STUDY - Engineering & Technology - seeks a Student Worker

Duties Include: File, assemble folders, answer phones, department email, sort mail and receive packages, input data into Weave Program, receive and check in packages, cover for lunch hours, keep inventory and organization of office supplies (ET 100/252) and kitchen items, scan historical documents into Perceptive Content, assist with ABET folders, arrange luncheons and meetings, break down cardboard boxes and take to recycle bin, boxing up and moving office supplies and files, maintain both copiers with paper and toner, check computer lab printers for paper and toner, and other duties as assigned .
Skills Desired: Telephone, Excel, Word, self-managed, dedicated, reliable, and organized.
Schedule: Hours may vary, 20-25/wk. 
To Apply: Bring resume and work history to ET 100 Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p. 

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Beaver island Maintenance Worker

Duties Include: Clean, maintain and repair buildings, grounds, mechanical equipment, vehicles and boats; some new construction including painting and masonry; haul food shipments and other freight to and from the ferry dock with maintenance of invoice documentation; help maintain inventories of tools, parts and gasoline; assist researchers with delivery and set-up of equipment at field sites; attend staff meetings; potential for future internship.
Skills Desired: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: Flexible within the shop schedule, Mon - Fri, 7:30a - 4p.
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks an HVAC Controls Assistant

Duties Include: Assist pulling wires for Controls, install electronic devices and wiring, label equipment and decommission pneumatic devices; assist Controls Shop personnel as directed by supervisor; any other related tasks as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must have knowledge of, and experience with hand tools and small power tools; must be comfortable on ladders and with heights; must be able to lift 25lbs; must have a valid drivers license and be able to pass a drivers license check; additional qualifications desired include a background with electronics and computers, mechanical experience, and experience with Microsoft Excel.
Schedule: Flexible, 25 hrs/wk.
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Student Office Assistant

Duties Include: Accurately fill out and correct work time records for Architectural, Electrical, Metal, and Maintenance shops; understand and properly prepare time records with various types of work, sick, vacation, personal, and overtime hours for workers to receive proper pay; handle confidential materials such as account numbers and credit cards; look up job orders quickly on SAP for possible recharge numbers for overtime pay chargers; know names and faces of workers in the area to properly facilitate calls and pages; properly transmit radio incoming and outgoing information (radio etiquette); handle daily mail, answer phones, handle dictations, or type journal postings; supervise other Student Office Assistants for Architectural, Electrical, Metal and Maintenance Shops and monitor output; double check all TimeLink before submitting for approval; work on organization and standardization of processes between shops; interview and select new student workers, and provide training for new student office assistants.
Skills Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel .
Schedule: Up to 40hrs/wk.
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Student Painter

Duties Include: Prep and clean up for Paint Shop staff, pick up and deliver equipment and materials, attend staff meetings, any other related task as assigned.
Skills Desired: Knowledge of and experience with paint equipment including brushes, rollers, pans, and types of paints; must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: Flexible, up to 40 hrs/wk.
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Student Recycling Worker

Duties Include: Collect all types of recyclable materials including paper, cardboard, styrofoam, batteries, light bulbs, and electronics from buildings around campus and prepare them for recycling; drop off empty recycling bins as requested; other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 50lbs; must have a valid diverse license and be able to pass a drivers license check; good knowledge of campus and buildings; good communication skills; must demonstrate ability to work independently with little or no supervision; a willingness to learn.
Schedule: Flexible, up to 40 hrs/wk. 
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY – Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT is the main provider of desktop technology support for all departments within the College of Health Professions, College of Medicine and CMU affiliated healthcare clinics. Online applications must be submitted to be considered as a candidate for these positions.
Current Openings: 
Service Desk Technician

WORK STUDY – Human Resources:  Benefits & Wellness - seeks a Student Assistant

Freshmen and sophomores encouraged to apply!
Duties include:  Answer phones; greet and assist walk-ins; scan and organize confidential documents into ImageNow; perform general clerical duties in an administrative office including make copies, fax documents, run errands, shred, sort and distribute incoming mail and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired:  Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel; ability to project a positive public image; strong communication and organizational skills; ability to work independently; attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks; reliable and motivated.
Schedule:  Must to available 25-40 hrs/wk for the Summer, and 10-15 hrs/wk during the Academic Year.  Work hours are flexible around class schedule.  
To apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, references and Work Study eligibility to Kathy Johnston,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology - seeks a Helpdesk Student Assistant

Duties Include: Troubleshoot and repair software and hardware problems on university owned computers; create, update, and organize documentation for encountered problems; assist faculty and staff with technology changes; re-route helpdesk tickets to the appropriate internal groups; research and solve complex issues by using online resources; and handle warranty repairs with various vendors.
Skills Desired: Previous troubleshooting experience; ability to project a positive public image; strong communication and organizational skills; ability to work independently; attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks; reliable and motivated. IT is willing to train a highly motivated candidate. Reliable transporation to 802 Industrial Drive Building (north of Meijer) is required. 
Schedule: Must be available 25-40 hrs/wk for the Summer, and 15-20 hrs/wk during the Academic Year. Work hours are flexible with class schedules.
To Apply: Email a resume, cover letter, class schedule and completed application to

GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology: Data & CRM Services - seeks an Undergraduate Admissions Student Assistant

Duties Include: Identify and merge duplicate records in Customer Relationship Management system (CRM); validate and clean up data for completeness and accuracy; maintain documentation; assist with data entry; other related projects and assignments as needed.
Skills Desired: Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and possess good judgement skills and attention to detail; reliable transportation is necessary to the Global Campus Office, north of Meijer in Mount Pleasant.
Schedule: Position begins Spring 2019; 20+ hrs/wk during Summer; 20 hrs/wk during the Academic Year.
To Apply: Email a resume, cover letter, class schedule and completed application to

WORK STUDY - Liberal Arts & Social Sciences: Deans Office - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Front desk support, copying, filing, scanning, data entry, campus deliveries, mailroom support, and ordering supplies.
Skills Desired: Phone etiquette, effective communication, basic computer skills, working knowledge of Word and Excel, a professional and positive attitude, and the ability to work well with others.
Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Karen Wixson, Coordinator of Business Services,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Payable Accounting - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Scan and print documents into imaging; review and process vendor invoices; data entry; contact vendors to make credit card payments; update Excel worksheets; and open and distribute mail.
Skills Desired: Knowledge of basic accounting principles, attention to detail, and basic office skills.
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p.
To Apply: Email Linda Kaliszewski,

WORK STUDY - Payroll & Travel Services - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Work within a financial office performing general office duties, including front line customer service and reception, scanning, auditing documents, data entry, making copies, preparing mail, filing, and sorting reports, and as time allows light cleaning, recycling and other miscellaneous projects.
Skills Desired: Strong communication and organization skills, detail-oriented, a professional attitude, dependable, basic telephone and customer service skills, the ability to multi-task and work effectively both independently or with others as necessary. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel as well as experience with scanning and indexing is preferred. 
Schedule: Flexible during office hours 8a - 5p, Mon - Fri. Begin immediately! Position continues into the Summer and the Academic Year.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to

GSA - Philosophy & Religion - seeks a Graduate Student Administrative Assistant

Duties Include: Assist the Co-Editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Primary duties include timely correspondence with authors submitting papers to the Journal, and referees of articles; ensure submissions are ready to be anonymously reviewed and assign them to an editor according to the co-editor's instructions. Applicants who are available for only part of that period will be considered, but preference will be given to those who are at least available during the spring and summer semesters. All work is done electronically.
Skills Desired: Candidates are adept with Word, with working with PDFs, and be able the exploit the design features of websites.
Schedule: Position begins Summer 2019. This is a 12 month, 10 hr/wk, $10/hr position to continue as long the successful candidate has graduate student status.
To Apply: Graduate students should email a cover letter and resume to Robert Stecker,

WORK STUDY - Philosophy & Religion - seeks Office Assistants

Duties Include: Serve as receptionist, copying, keep data base, and other office duties as needed to assist Secretary.
Skills Desired: Good phone skills and greeting people skills; use of Microsoft Word, knowledge of Excel and/or Access is helpful. Training provided. 
Schedule: Two students needed for Summer, one for 8a - 12p, one for 1p - 5p. Position continues into the Academic Year, 2019-20.
To Apply: Email Betty Lewis,

WORK STUDY - Scholarships & Financial Aid

Duties Include: Scan documents using ImageNow, filing, and weekly shredding.
Skills Desired: Accuracy and reliability is required; dependability, strong attention to detail and maintain confidentiality.
Schedule: 10 hrs/wk during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Aimee Toth,

WORK STUDY - Special Olympics Michigan - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Assist with front desk coverage, opening mail, general office duties and some errands.
Skills Desired: Microsoft Office, valid driver's license, good customer service.
Schedule: Up to 15 hours a week, between 11:00a - 3p.
To Apply: Email Heidi Alexander,

GSA and WORK STUDY - University Recreation

CMU's University Recreation department offers a variety of employment opportunities at the Student Activity Center. The SAC work environment prides itself on being not just a job, but also an experience. No matter what your academic focus, URec Student Staff gain valuable lifelong skills from their employment experiences at the SAC. With more than a million users and visitors coming into the SAC each year, student staff gets to work in a diverse environment and share a unique employment experience.
Current openings:
URec - Building Maintenance Worker
URec - Facility Technician
URec - Fitness Specialist