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Student Employment Program

Spring 2019

Student Employee Award Recipients.

 

Fall 2019

Student employees preparing for an event in the ballroom

Spring 2020

Student employees engaging in remote employment.

Student Employment Philosophy

The Student Union believes in providing the opportunities necessary to allow for growth of the student, both holistically and through the attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities for their career, while also partnering with students to provide essential functions to the campus community.

Program Goals

The Student Union strives to offer one of the best employment opportunities on campus. Student employees and staff partner to create community.

The Student Union will provide:

  • the opportunity to gain practical experience
  • the opportunity to develop transferable skill sets
  • the opportunity to complement the academic experience with real world implementation
  • the opportunity to offset educational expenses
  • a sense of belonging within the Student Union community (and campus)
  • a support network through personal connections
  • an opportunity to partner with other student staff and professional staff of the Student Union to achieve the departmental mission.

Learning Goals
The Student Union believes in preparing student employees for their life after graduation, and specifically their careers. As such, learning goals for our students have been developed.

Coming Soon….

Student Employee Awards

At the completion of every spring semester, the Student Union celebrates the achievements of our student employees through an end of the year celebration recognizing our graduating seniors and award recipients. For award information and recipeints, please visit our Student Employee Awards page.

The student union employs over 100 students each year to assist with event ticketing and preparation, technology setup, and administrative roles in UCopy and the information desk, student building managers, and more. Students may also apply for positions at the Student Union through a Federal Work Study award.

Position Descriptions

Administrative Office Job Description

Auditorium Job Description

Central Ticket Office Job Description

Information Desk Job Description

Loading Dock Job Description

Set-up Team Job Description

Student Manager Job Description

Tech Team Job Description

UCopy Student Assistant Description

Union Station Job Description

 

Apply today!

Student Employee Application

Job application for student employment with the Student Union.
  • Applicant Information

  • Typically student employees are limited to around 20 hours per week. Please tell us the amount of hours that you would like to work. Include your maximum and minimum hours desired.
  • Position Interest and Experience

  • For descriptions of each positions, please visit our
  • Please upload your resume below. If you do not have a resume or are interested in some helpful hints, please visit the Center for Career Development website career.utk.edu/students/develop-career-tools/resumes-cover-letters/
  • Tell us about you