On-Campus Student Employment: Top Competencies and Hiring Areas

From dining halls and libraries to research labs and administrative offices, student employees can be seen throughout the campus fulfilling various roles and responsibilities for the institution.

Source: NASPA’s “Employment Student Success” 2019 Report 

Top 8 Student Employee Hiring Areas

1 Student life/Student Affairs
2 Recreational Services/Fitness center
3 Residential Life
4 Academic Schools/Departments
5 Athletic Departments
6 Dining Halls/ Food Service
7 Academic Support Services
8 Libraries

Core Competency Focus Areas in all Departments

Communication Skills
Customer Service
Networking, Job Search, Interview Tips
Professionalism/Workplace Ethics
Peer Mentorship
Technical Knowledge


By Maren Gonzales
Maren Gonzales Communications Associate