Student Employment

At Parkside, you are an integral part of our campus community including our work community. Student employment is a flexible and convenient way to gain  hands-on, real life experience that enhances your personal and intellectual development. Working on campus is also a great opportunity to get to know the university, meet staff, and help fellow students. See detailed listings of all positions available and application instructions on Handshake.

Job Postings

Why work on campus?

Hear from Parkside students who have had great experiences working on campus!


Adama Bah '23
Lead Career Ambassador, Advising & Career Center

"I enjoy connecting with students from a variety of majors and helping others while being a student myself. It's a great way to connect with other students and step outside your comfort zone!"


Tess Dimler '24
MOSAIC Student Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

"I knew it was going to be a job, but I didn't know it would always be so hands-on and that we would all feel like friends. I love making a big difference on campus."



Take your student employment experience to the next level.

Elevate is a professional development series designed and offered specifically for UW-Parkside student employees. Sessions are themed around the NACE competencies and allow student employees to dive deeper into these essential professional development topics and hone valuable skills.

Engage in all three sessions per semester to receive a certificate of completion. 

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Student Leadership Employment Positions

Student leadership employment positions can serve as a way to impact students, gain leadership skills, and get connected.  The following positions are categorized as student leadership employment positions: Campus Ambassador, OMSA Peer Advisor and Success Coach, Orientation Leader, Peer Health Educator, and SSS Career Coach and Success Coach.  Apply on Handshake and see below for hiring timelines and position descriptions:

Campus Ambassador: Students serving as campus ambassadors provide crucial support for the university's recruitment and admissions program.  Campus Ambassadors help to motivate and recruit prospective students by providing campus tours, office support, and by positively representing UW-Parkside. 

OMSA Peer Advisor:  Peer Advisors are an integral part of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. The peer advisors serve as advocates for the students. They connect the students through referrals by conferring with staff and campus resources. They also providing academic, social, diverse/cultural programming and office support.

OMSA Success Coach:  OMSA Success Coaches work in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. These students provide mentoring to new incoming students. Throughout the semester, OMSA Success Coaches meet with students and provide mentoring. OMSA Success Coaches also host study tables and assist with educational programming. Learn more about the Always Reaching Upward (ARU) Mentorship Program.

Peer Health Educator: Peer Health Educators are responsible for identifying student needs and developing programs to help support the UW-Parkside community in making responsible and healthy choices. This position includes on-campus programming, with occasional opportunities for outreach in the local community. 

SSS Success Coach: Success Coaches are an integral part of the Student Support Services and ARU Program. They are matched with about one to three proteges and must meet with them regularly one-on-one or as a group. They are expected to serve as a guide, resource, and exemplary student in order to help create a strong college foundation for incoming freshmen.

SSS Career Coach: The Career Success Coaches work within Student Support Services as facilitators (in cooperation with the Career Development Coordinator and major faculty advisors) to help engage Project Success student teams in the career development process specifically as it relates to: research, internships, resume building/writing, and graduate/professional programs.

Orientation Leader:  Orientation Leaders are essential to the Office of Admissions and New Student Services. Orientation Leaders serve as a leader, supporter, facilitator, and coach to new first-year and transfer students in an effort to provide a seamless transition to UW-Parkside. As a team, we provide high-quality education, support, and transition resources to nearly 700 first year; 500 transfer students, and 600 family members/guests. Orientation Leaders not only help build excitement and school pride throughout Orientation, but they are also responsible for continuing the momentum once the semester has begun.

Resident Assistant:
The Resident Advisor (RA) position is a student leadership position that supports the academic and developmental mission of the University. Resident Advisors live in the residence halls. They facilitate inclusive group living and learning environments through implementation of the Residential Curriculum. They help residents with personal and academic concerns and help resolve individual and group conflicts that arise. Resident Advisors promote and enforce standards for appropriate behavior, and they develop and implement social and educational activities and programs.

Other Student Employment Positions

There are a variety of other positions available on campus. Use Handshake to easily seek out open positions and apply. Here are just a few of the departments that regularly hire students:

  • Accessibility Services
  • Admissions
  • Advising & Career Center
  • Campus Concierge
  • Campus Activities & Engagement
  • Campus Technology Services
  • Creative Services
  • Dining Services
  • Housing & Residence Life
  • Library
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Parkside Academic Resource Center (tutoring)
  • Production Services
  • Student Center


Have a job you'd like to let the UW-Parkside students know about? Please use Handshake for Employers to advertise jobs, internships, and volunteer positions.


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