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Employment Opportunities

Student Employment Policy (PDF)
Summer Conference Assistant
Information Assistant
Resident Adviser
Graduate Residence Director
Other Student Assistant
Marketing Assistant

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.

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.

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.

2015 RA Application/Interview Timeline:

  • January 21 & 22: Interest Sessions @ 7 pm in Taylor Auditorium
  • January 19-30: RA Intent is available and should be filled out by January 30 @ 5 pm (this is for returning RAs)
  • January 19-30: RA Applications are available and should be filled out by January 30 @ 5 pm (applications will be available online)
  • February 14th: RA Interview Day (times and location TBD)
  • February 17: RA Social (times and location TBD)‚Äč

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.

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.

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or group affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status.