Employment Opportunities


Resident Adviser

Resident Advisers (RAs) are students who have been selected and trained to work with other students within the Residence Halls. RA's serve as role models in the following areas: team member, community builder, crisis manager, administrator, counselor, and educator. The RA selection process begins in the spring for the following academic year. Compensation for new RA positions includes a full room scholarship, a meal plan, and a stipend. Minimum qualifications include 2.50 Cumulitive and Semester GPA, On-campus living experience, must be classified as at least a second semester Freshman, and previous student involvement experience.

  • Fall 2015 RA Application/Interview Timeline:
  • Applications available online: housing.msstate.edu 
  • Mandatory Interest Sessions: Tuesday, September 15th or Wednesday, September 16th in Dorman Hall Room 140 @ 6 PM. Interested students must attend one to be eligible.
  • Applications deadline is: Friday, September 25th

Information Assistant

Information Assistants (IAs) are selected and trained to provide quality assistance and services to our guests and residents in our residence halls. Information Assistants provide such services as package receipt and delivery, guest check-in, equipment and supply check-out, fire and door alarm response, as well as general reception and information services. Preference is given to work-study eligible students who live in on-campus residence halls and apartments; however, all students are welcome to apply. Compensation is minimum wage. IAs work an average of 15-20 hours per week.


Graduate Residence Director

Residence Directors (RDs) are graduate students majoring in student development/higher education, counseling, or a related field. RDs live in apartments, usually off the lobby of a residence hall, and are the direct supervisors of the student staff in a designated residence hall. Compensation includes graduate tuition (including out-of-state fees, if applicable), a bi-monthly stipend, availability of professional development funds, and an apartment with amenities.


Summer Conference Assistant

Summer Conference Assistant (CAs) are selected and trained as Resident Advisers for the summer conference and guest housing areas which includes summer camps and conferences. Employment as a Summer Conference Assistant runs from mid-May until August, with potential opportunity for year-round employment. Compensation is the same as Resident Advisers. The application and selection process typically begins in early spring.


Other Student Assistants

Other opportunities for student employment are available at the main housing office in Herbert Hall (662)325-3555 and the housing facilities office (662)325-2190. Inquire at each individual office.


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