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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:


spring 2015 Vacancies

Desktop Support Student Consultant

$8/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: 8AM - 5PM (Monday-Friday)

Job Decription: Working on helpdesk 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 and general computer troubleshooting.

If interested, please email with an attached resume.


Student Coordinator at the Ag Expo Center


Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Weekdays, weekend, evenings and holidays - varies with event schedule.

Job Description: Set-up, tear down, and clean up from various events. Additional duties include assisting with concession and catering operations as well as ring maintenance, trash pick-up and mowing/weedeating. Job requires working outside during all weather conditions and frequently lifting in excess of 50lbs (setting up livestock panels, tables and chairs, for example). Applicants must be able to work full time during the summer term.

Required Skills: Basic equipment operation - tractor, skid loader/dump truck.

If interested, please contact Tim Jones at 270-745-2516.

AudioVisual Services Student Consultant

$8.50/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Days/Nights/Weekend

Job Description: Answering calls at the Technical Support Center, resolving 1st level administrative and technical issues, facilitating classes, and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

Required Skills: Intermediate computer hardware/software knowledge and experience installing webcams and microphones, basic understanding of Audio/Video components (projectors, monitors, microphones, speakers, control systems, etc), experience using MS Office and other business/technology applications, a track record of responsibility and reliability, good academic standing (Students enrolled in technical fields are preferred), must be fluent in English, excellent telephone communication and customer service skills.

The ideal student will have experience with video conferencing or experience at a call center or troubleshooting/diagnosing technical problems.

The open position requires that all consultants be prompt, motivated and professional.  Must have the capacity to develop a strong background in technology and feel very comfortable communicating with clients over the phone.  Most importantly, student consultants must be available to work mornings, nights and/or weekends, if needed.

If interested, please submit a current resume and your Spring 2015 class schedule to  Please do not call or come to the AVS office.  Applications are accepted by email only.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

$7500/year, 20 hours/week academic semesters, 36 hours/week summer

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: TBA

Required Skills: Chemistry laboratory experience necessary. Organic chemistry laboratory experience best. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied majors. MS candidate positions also are available. Full time summer research appointments can be worth $4000.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Sciences.

If interested, please contact







Glasgow Campus Library Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: 1/26/2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule that could include evenings.

Job Description: Responsible for providing general library support in such areas as technical service, circulation, and basic computer support; provide clerical assistance to Campus Librarian and Library Assistant; instruct patrons in use of TopNet and library databases.

Required Skills: Federal Work Study eligible; must have excellent customer service skills; possess excellent oral and written communication skills, can respond to general information requests by telephone or refers to Librarian, is proficient at typing and computer skills, knowledge of various software packages (Microsoft Office) and modern office technology.

Application can be found at


Library Student Assistant – Technical Services

$7.25/hour and 10 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible around class schedule. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday (8AM-8PM), Friday-Saturday (9AM-5PM), Sunday (1PM-5PM)

Duties: Duties include a variety of fundamental library support work including: Preparing materials for circulation by jacketing, laminating, bagging, re-packaging, producing graphics and labeling; delivering processed materials to appropriate location within the library; and interacting positively with staff members to accomplish other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills:  Outstanding organization skills and be attentive to detail; the ability to use tool such as X-Acto knife, scissors, and folding tools; the ability to push book carts; computer skills, including Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office software; and the ability to use independent judgment to take action within specific parameters. It is preferred that students qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Contact: Applications/resumes should be sent to; or mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Applications can also be faxed to 270-781-7323. The application can be found at


Library Student Assistant – Public Services

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2-3

Work Schedule: Flexible around class schedule. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday (8AM-8PM), Friday-Saturday (9AM-5PM), Sunday (1PM-5PM)

Duties: Duties include a   variety of fundamental library support work including: sorting and shelving   library materials, and ensuring the correct order of such materials of the   shelf; assisting patrons who need help locating items throughout the library,   providing various levels of customer service when assisting patrons at public   service desks; and interacting positively with patrons and staff members to   accomplish other related duties as assigned.  

Required Skills:  Excellent customer service skills; outstanding organization skills; the ability to sort and file alphanumerically; the ability to use independent judgment and take action within specific parameters; the ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, and push book carts; and the ability to use the computer and other office equipment proficiently. It is preferred that applicants qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Contact:  Applications/resumes should be sent to; or mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Applications can also be faxed to 270-781-7323. The application can be found at


America Reads Tutor - Housing Authority of Bowling Green

Location: Housing Authority of Bowling Green – Learning Center

Supervisor:  Shannah Banks, Director of Education

Address: 247 Double Springs Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42102 – Main Center

Driving Directions from WKU:   Take Kentucky St. to E 6th Ave. Turn left onto E 6th and them Right onto Gordon Ave.  Continue four blocks to Double Springs Rd.  Turn Right onto Double Springs, office will be on left just past the Sugar Maple Square.

Phone Number:   (270) 467-7142    Fax:   (270) 781-7091


Time the location is open each day: (Sunday – Closed, Monday thru Friday – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday – Closed)

Basic Responsibility of Student Employee:  Tutoring assistance for youth grades K – 12th,  peer reading with students,  academic enrichment and homework assistance, mentoring,  sports and recreational activities & art and craft activities

Rules specific to location:   Each student will present their student ID’s and be given a Volunteer Name Tag to be worn at all times.  Students will not be left alone with student participants at no time.

Additional Notes:   All America Reads participants will be required to govern themselves as do other employees of the HABG.


Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green

# of positions available: 4

Job Title: Program Facilitator

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with occasional night or weekend field trips

Job Duties: include supervising and mentoring club members, helping members with homework and facilitating national programs, driving 15-passenger van, being a role model to club youth.

Please email with an attached resume if interested.


Family Literacy Program and Preschool Program Tutor

Tutor needed 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.


America Reads Tutors

$10.00/hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: A.S.A.P.

Number of Positions: Several

Work Schedule: Flexible, Monday through Thursday

Job Description: Help instruct adults as they work to get their GED in the Adult Education Department at South-Central KY Community and Technical College

Required Skills: Strong reading and language skills as well as other basic academic skills are important. Tutors should enjoy working with adult learners one-to-one as well as in classroom settings.

Please email if interested. You MUST submit a resume AND your Western student I.D. number within the email.



  Graduate Assistants 


There are currently no positions in this category.




Graphic Design Internship

Creative Web Services – Public Affairs

 The Graphic Design Intern reports to Creative Web Services, part of the Division of Public Affairs at Western Kentucky University.

This position is an unpaid internship open to WKU students, with course credit available. Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during the semester.  Hours are also available during Winter and Summer terms.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. TBD

Description: Reporting to Creative Web Services and Public Affairs, the Graphic Design Intern is responsible for designing marketing and promotion materials for use by the Creative Web Services department. Though this position will focus primarily on design for web and social media, marketing and promotion materials may also include print (posters, brochures), digital signage, and other supplementary items.

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.


  • Perform graphic design duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to project timelines and procedures.
  • Initiate timely communication with the Digital Media Marketing Coordinator and Creative Web Services Manager regarding design concepts, edits and assignment priorities.
  • Possess ability to listen and accept constructive guidance.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with posting designs to websites/social media accounts
  • Assist with other Creative Web projects as needed

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, InDesign, Photoshop. Working knowledge of Color Modes (CMYK/RGB). Experience with social media is a plus.

Application Procedures:  Send resume and portfolio to or deliver to Creative Web Services, Wetherby Room 312


Off Campus Opportunities


Topper Talk

Need a part-time job? Looking to build a resume? Topper Talk is hiring!

Starting wage at $7.75/hour plus monthly bonuses and incentives!

Schedules built for student life!

Valuable fundraising experience and on-campus location!

If interested, please apply online at

Contact Joel Thorson at 270-745-5395 or with questions about positions.


Housework Position

Cleaning, dusting, and general housekeeping position. Available at a home near campus.

Hours open; time flexible.

$8.00/hr. to begin.

Possibly some gardening and secretarial work also. This position is available immediately and is ongoing. ***Must be able to work during breaks. Best if you are domiciled here in Bowling Green. Contact


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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