Typical Student Jobs

To get a sense of the different types of student jobs we offer, you can check out the list of student jobs we usually have openings for throughout the year below. Don't forget to check out our list of current student job openings

Student Dining Staff (Job #101)

Employees in this position provide customer service and prepare, cook and serve menu items to our campus customers. Tasks include operating cash registers, assembling and plating items, stocking, bussing tables, removing garbage and recycling, and washing and preparing food items including meats. This position requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Bay Laurel Catering Server (Job #104)

Employees in this position participate in the setup, takedown and table service for banquets and catered events. Tasks include gathering all food and equipment items listed on the banquet order, transferring those items to carts, loading them onto trucks and delivering them in a timely manner to the event location. This position requires the ability to lift up to 48 pounds.

Office Assistant (Job #107)

Employees in this position support unit operations. Tasks include photocopying and collating material, sorting and filing documents, maintaining files and records, answering telephones and routing questions, receiving visitors and directing them to the relevant person or area, sorting and distributing mail, and maintaining cleanliness and organization of reception areas. While HFS is always accepting applications, we usually only have one to three positions open each academic quarter. Applicants with office experience and computer skills are preferred.

Desk Services Student Staff (Job #181)

Desk Services Representatives (DSRs) provide front desk services for student residents, HFS staff and the UW campus community within the residence halls. Employees in this job share Desk Services’ core values of professionalism, accountability, resourcefulness, engagement, innovation and teamwork, and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Successful DSRs must be detail- and service-oriented. Those hired as DSRs are trained to accurately process high volumes of mail and packages; accurately process room check-ins and checkouts, and correctly assign room and meeting space keys.  Ideal applicants have prior front desk or office experience, experience handling money and using a cash register, and the ability to interact successfully with people from diverse age groups, backgrounds and cultures. 

Resident Adviser (RA) 

For more information about this position, please view our Become an RA page.