Student Employment: Join the Campus Life Family!
"Working for Campus Life was more than just a job. There I found not only valuable work experience and leadership opportunities, but also lifelong friends.” Casey Challender, UNCW Class of 2012
Campus Life hires students who love UNCW and are committed to providing excellent customer service to the UNCW community and to our guests. The Campus Life family is committed to providing an educational work experience that will encourage your growth, complement your studies and help you to be competitive in the job market after you graduate. We support our student employees in reaching personal and professional goals.
If you seek a rewarding work experience on campus that will help you gain job experience, build a variety of skills and earn valuable references, we urge you apply for a position with Campus Life. We offer a variety of positions for people with different skills and interests.
To be eligible for employment, you must be currently registered as an undergraduate or graduate student. You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply, unless you are a new freshman or transfer student in your first semester at UNCW.
Campus Life posts all open positions on SeaWork, the job search website managed by the UNCW Career Center. Each position listed on SeaWork will include a complete job description, compensation details, application instructions and the deadline for submitting your application materials. If you wish to be considered for a position, your application materials must include a resume, cover letter and a completed Campus Life application. Please note that the Campus Life application works on the Internet Explorer browser, only.
If you already know that Campus Life is the right match for you, you may wish to prepare your application materials before a position is even listed on SeaWork. However, please do not submit your application materials until you see an open position listed on SeaWork.
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the Career Center's resume and cover letter resources, especially if this is your first time preparing these documents. Additionally, you may find greater success by adjusting your application materials according to the specific position for which you wish to apply.
If your application materials earn you an interview, we recommend that you use the Career Center interview resources to prepare to answer interview questions and to make sure that you understand the proper attire to wear to a professional interview.
The Campus Life Student Employment Program develops a positive work community that demonstrates critical thinking, problem-solving and effective customer service skills. Additionally, we provide ongoing, specific and purposeful opportunities to help our student employees identify and build the core skills employers indicate that they want successful job candidates to possess.
Student Employee Role Models
Each year the student staff selects our Area Employees of the Year. A committee of Student Affairs staff selects our Campus Life Employee of the Year. Full-Time Campus Life staff members chose a winner for the Linda Moore Award. Awards are distributed in mid-April at the Campus Life Banquet, now known as The Osprey Awards. The following students earned recognition for their work in 2014-2015:
- Building Manager of the Year: Cassie Todd
- Information Specialist of the Year: Lucas Nelson
- Involvement Specialist of the Year: Shelby Johnson
- Event Staff of the Year: Jake Edwards
- Projectionist of the Year:Kailyn Warpole
- Sharky's Box Office & Game Room Associate of the Year: Ian Warren
- Campus Life Team Award: The Event Staff Managers (Alex Thomas, Anthony Wilbanks and Tim Vaughan)
- Overall Campus Life Employee of the Year: Chelsea Blanton
- Linda Moore Award: May Rogers