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Types of Work Study Jobs Available

Below are examples of the types of jobs available in the Work Study Program.  Currently open positions can be found here.

*Note: Due to confidentiality concerns, most departments will not allow candidates to work in the same department as the student's major due to confidentiality concerns. For example, a Pharmacy major may not work in an office assistant position within the Pharmacy Department. Therefore, candidates seeking clerical opportunities should choose department not associated with their academic major.

 

Office Assistant

Student employees may:

  • Answer phones
  • File
  • Greet students and the public
  • Operate business equipment including copy machines, personal computers, and computer terminals
  • Run errands on campus

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with typing and word processing
  • Ability to be courteous and speak in pleasant phone voice
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to dress appropriately for an office environment if necessary

Communication - Marketing

Student employees may:

  • Design and execute promotional materials
  • Write letters, reports, or news stories
  • Provide photographic and darkroom support
  • Provide general office support and light typing

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Artistic ability and/or experience in graphic design and layout, camera/darkroom skills, or mechanical ability

Communications - Production

Student employees may:

  • Use and maintain sound, recording and lighting equipment

Preferred Skills:

  • Mechanical, technical ability and/or prior experience or course work in production or production equipment
  • Experience with Audio/Visual Equipment

Communications - Promotional

Students employees may:

  • Conduct campus tours
  • Promote the University through recruitment and other activities
  • Provide general office support

Preferred Skills:

  • Sales experience and/or promotional ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Day Care

Student employees may:

  • Assist in planning and implementing daily activities of children
  • Greet children upon arrival and secure their possessions

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of PA State child care licensing
  • Major in early childhood development, special education, elementary education or human services field

Distribution and Delivery

Students may:

  • Sort and deliver mail, supplies, and/or equipment to University Offices
  • Maintain inventory, collect data and operate business equipment
  • Provide general office support, including answering phones, or greeting students and public.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds or more
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deal courteously with University community
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Recreation

Students will:

  • Clean cardio and strength equipment
  • Ensure all patrons swipe their DU Identification Card before entering the Power Center
  • Rack all free weights and accessories
  • Assist with Intramural and Fitness programming

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds
  • Ability to deal courteously with all patrons
  • Ability to work varying shifts which may include early mornings, nights and weekends
  • Ability to carry out and enforce department procedures

Scientific - Lab

Students may:

  • Provide support for scientific research, labs, and equipment
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies

Preferred skills:

  • Prior laboratory experience and knowledge
  • Science, pharmacy or nursing major
  • Maturity and dependability

Scientific/Technical - Computing

Students may:

  • Work in Computing & Technology Services area to provide support of University's administrative and instructional computing
  • Work in computer labs to monitor and instruct others in use of computer lab equipment
  • Work in administrative or academic offices on programming tasks or assist in set up of computer equipment

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Basic familiarity with computer hardware and software.
  • As needed by position, more advanced knowledge of or coursework in computer hardware and software.

Security

Students may:

  • Be responsible for maintaining building security in Living Learning Centers (LLC's).
  • Answer phones
  • Check and confirm identification of LLC residents and guests

Preferred Skills:

  • Maturity and responsibility
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Ability to carry out and enforce procedures and regulations

Therapeutic

Students may:

  • Assist with setup, development, implementation, and follow-up of therapeutic programs and activities in off-campus organizations.

Preferred Skills:

  • Sense of maturity, responsibility, compassion, and creativity
  • Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy major

Water Safety

Students may:

  • Serve as life guard
  • Perform water chemistry tests

Preferred Skills:

  • Valid Red Cross Life Guarding Certificate
  • Sense of maturity and responsibility
  • Ability to enforce safety procedures

Tutorial

Students may:

  • Provide academic coaching in reading, math, and other areas  to elementary, middle, and high school students in local schools.
  • Serve as a tutor in off-campus organizations and school

Preferred skills:

  • Sense of maturity
  • Ability to interact with various age groups ranging from elementary to high school