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Student Employment

 ***For this employment, state law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment

 Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment, call (270)745-5513. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
***The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments:
Housing and Residence Life:
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center:
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services:


Fall 2014 Vacancies

Master Control Operator for WKYU-TV

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP and working through Winter Break

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible, but possible hours include any from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday - Saturday. We operate 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Job Description: Oversees, operates and monitors on-air systems and broadcast transmissions, reception and playback of a professional television station, including transmitter remote control, master control switcher, broadcast server and software.  Records and checks multiple satellite feeds & performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills: Availability during holidays and university breaks is REQUIRED.

If interested, please email with your resume attached.


Desktop Support Student Consultant

$8/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of positions: 2

Work Schedule: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday (up to 20 hours)

Job Description: Working on help desk regarding issues related to computers, mobile devices and peropherals. Also work on other projects as needed.

Required Skills: Experience with Windows 7 and 8, OSX, Microsoft Office (all platforms) and general computer troubleshooting.

Please email with an attached resume if interested.


Spring 2014 Vacancies

Intramural-Rec Graphic Designer

$8.00-$10.00 per hour. Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during the semester and preferably be available to work in the Winter and Summer terms.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Duties: Purpose of Position: Reporting to the Student Wellness Coordinator and the Marketing Graduate Assistant, the Graphic Designer is responsible for designing and maintaining all department marketing and promotion materials for the Intramural-Recreational Sports department. Marketing and promotion materials include but are not limited to: posters, brochures, web advertisements, campus video board ads, and promotional t-shirts.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion, and institutional needs.

  • Preform graphic design duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to project timelines.
  • Initiate timely communication with the Assistant Director, Health and Fitness regarding design concepts, edits and assignment priorities.
  • Ability to listen and accept constructive guidance.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Web design projects
  • Assist with video editing and video publishing

Performance Expectations:

The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following general standards for responsibility, accountability, teamwork, and customer service.

Required Skills:  Proficiency with Mac computers, proficiency in the use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, Flash, and InDesign. Proficiency using video editing software preferred.   

Application Procedures:  Prepare a resume including two references who can speak for your graphic design skills and work ethic. Send these things to or to the Preston Center, room 20A.


WellU, Student Wellness Program Assistant

$7.25/hour – $8.25/hour and a minimum of 15 hours/a maximum of 20 hours per week

Beginning: January 13, 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday  

**MUST be available for at least 3 semester beginning Spring 2015

Duties: Purpose of Position: This position will assist the Student Wellness Graduate Assistant and Student Wellness Coordinator with the weekly maintenance and promotion of the WellU Student Wellness Program. In addition to the WellU program, this position will collaborate closely with the Topperwell program.

WellU Primary Duties and Responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Assist with data management and communication including event lists, and communicating with all WellU members including prize winners.
  • Compile materials for the participants and instructors about the WellU program.
  • Present information about WellU to academic classes and other campus groups.
  • Update and maintain the web content of the WellU student wellness website.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Annual Student Health Fair.
  • Assist with the marketing of all program promotion on campus using various advertising mediums, including posters, brochures, symon boards, websites, video, pictures, newspapers, classrooms, social media, utilize Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator) to create newsletters and website sliders.
  • Initiate timely and necessary communication with the Student Wellness Coordinator on any relevant issues.

TopperWell Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison for WellU in TopperWell  Peer Health Education Group.
  • Attend weekly TopperWell meetings (Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm)
  • Inform and update TopperWell members on WellU program and upcoming events.
  • Assist with the recruitment and promotion of TopperWell.
  • Communicate with TopperWell Advisor on any relevant issues.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the TopperWell program.
  • Assist with the operation of the Health and Fitness Lab front desk including making appointments, explaining services, collecting fees; and other office duties – i.e. making copies, laminating, posting posters, etc.

Required Skills:  Strong interpersonal, motivational, and communication skills. Health promotion and marketing experience. Excellent writing and computer skills. A willingness to learn. An independent focus on personal health and fitness.

Contact: If interested, please prepare a cover letter, resume, spring schedule and two references who can speak for your work skills and work ethic. Send these things to Alissa Arnold at or at the Preston Center, room 20A.


Athletic Tutor

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: Spring 2014

Number of positions: 6 (Business, Spanish, History, and Math majors are encouraged to apply)

Work Schedule: Flexible; primarily evening hours.

Job Description: Provide tutorial assistance to student athletes; Maintain academic reports and accurate records of tutoring schedules.

Required Skills: 3.0 GPA; computer skills (Blackboard and TopNet competencies); organizational and communication skills.

If interested, please contact





Tutors needed immediately for adults working on their GED in the Adult Education Department at Southcentral KY Community and Technical College.  Tutors should have strong reading and language skills as well as other basic academic skills.  Tutors should enjoy working with adults students one-on-one as well as in classroom settings.  Hours can usually be adjusted to the tutor's class schedule. Please email if interested. You MUST submit a resume AND your Western student id number within the email.


Tutor for the Family Literacy Program and Preschool program.  The hours for the Family Literacy Program Childcare is on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  The hours of operation for the Parker-Bennett-Curry Preschool Classroom is 8:00am to 11:00am and 12:00 to 3:00pm Monday thru Thursdays. On Fridays they are 8:00 to 3:00pm with working on activities in the classroom. Please email if interested. You MUST submit a resume AND your Western student id number within the email.


 Graduate Assistants 


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Off Campus Opportunities

Student Fundraiser

 Up to $8.50/hour, and a minimum of 9 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Select three shifts for work schedule: Sunday 5-8, Monday-Thursday 6-9. Calling will continue up to June 30th and end on July 1st. Students hired to work in the summer will be invited to join our staff once we resume in the fall.

Duties: Call alumni, parents, and friends of WKU to update their contact information, build a positive relationship with them, and raise funds for scholarships, research funds, and other academic pursuits.

Required Skills: Applicants should be persistent, enthusiastic, and outgoing. Preference will be given to students that can work between finals week and June 30th.

Contact: Applications are taken at


Summer Consulting Internship in China

Summer Consulting Internship in China is supported by the Global Multinational Companies Education Alliance (GMEA). The goal of GMEA is to provide strong supports for the international elites to pursue their higher education and future career especially with a focus on China. The students who participate in their programs will have more opportunities to work for the multinational companies either in China or in the US after their graduations.

 -Consulting internship experience in Chinese enterprises focuses on Chinese management challenges

-Intensive practical training in business Chinese language and etiquette

-Business School Lectures on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chinese History and Chines MNCs

-Cross Culture Communication Coaching

-Case Studies on Chinese Management Characteristics and Internationalization of Chinese enterprises

-Tours of historical areas

-Cultural experiences in China

 This Program is designed to provide participants with a global view of business, but with a particular focus on Chinese business philosophy and challenges. It provides students with an edge in the business world. Through creativity, entrepreneurship and globally important ideas, students are challenged to deepen their view of MNCs, develop a strategic mindset and grasp the latest management tools required by a multinational company leader in today’s fast-moving business world.

 The Program places each student into a Chinese multi-national company for two different experiences: a single day immersion with a Senior Manager and a 4 weeks long placement in a consulting engagement. The first placement allows students to understand a Chinese MNC's manager's typical day and the challenges that he or she faces. The second placement allows the students to study a particular problem in an MNC and propose a formal solution to the issue, using internal and external information as appropriate. 

 The Program blends innovative course design with face-to–face interaction, consulting experience and immersion study tours. It also unites students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds in the spirit of learning, open-mindedness and debate, while at the same time providing a deeper understanding of Chinese business philosophy and culture through first-hand experience. At the end, students may earn their college academic credits once they complete the program.

Academic and professional requirements:

-- Undergraduates and graduates at college/university or equivalent

-- Eager to gain experience in a multinational company

-- Dynamic and open-minded with International mindset

-- Ability to appreciate different cultural models of business

-- Strong leadership potential

-- Clear motivation, drive and maturity

-- Recognized achievements

-- Academic ability

-- Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Procedures

Step 1 – Send CV to

Step 2 – Scholarship /Company Stipend Application

Step 3 -- Acceptance by NBS Committee

Step 4 —Visa

Step 5 – Pre-training



Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability, and provides, on request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities.


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