Student Employment


Student Employment Opportunities

First Year Students

First year students are hired in as Event Assistants, guided by Senior Event Assistants. The Event Assistant position has been crafted to provide a unique opportunity for first year students to find a meaningful campus job which exposes students to a variety of campus events in an atmosphere that promotes collaboration and teamwork. Event Assistants are responsible for a multitude of support roles for LaFortune Student Center, as well as other venues managed by Student Activities Facilities. Most commomly, EA's arrange furniture and set-up audio-visual/sound equipment for events and meetings in LaFortune Student Center.  EA's also assist customers with use of the LaFortune Ballroom and Stepan Center (our multi-purposes facility) during special events.  EA's must be energetic, detail-oriented and able to adapt to changing circumstances.  Lifting/moving heavy furniture required on a regular basis.  The schedule is flexible based on activities and events held in facilities.  Weekly meetings are held where scheduling is assigned.  Some weeks EA's will have no shifts, while others they may have multiple shifts for evening events.  No shifts will ever conflict with academic classes.  All Event Assistants must be willing to work late nights and weekends.

The Event Assistant position hiring process occurs during the first week of classes.  Sign-ups will be held on Friday afternoon of First Year Orientation during the Student Services Open House in the LaFortune Main Lounge. 

All students interested in serving as Event Assistants must attend an information meeting and interviews on the night before the first day of class.  Location and details will be e-mailed to students interested in the opportunity.

Positions for Upperclass Students

After serving a year as an Event Assistant, Student Activities Facilities continues its development-based employment program for students at all class levels and backgrounds with the following positions:


  • Event Assistant
  • Senior Event Assistant
  • Information Desk Attendant 
  • ND Cake Service Attendant 
  • Project Assistant
  • Student Shop Assistant
  • Building Manager


Questions about our student employment positions may be directed to:

Rochelle Upshur
Assistant Director, LaFortune Student Center