Finding that perfect college part-time job is always a challenge. Employers usually aren’t thrilled to work around a school schedule and studying on the job is a major sin. But, why not work where you already eat, sleep and study? The on campus jobs at FSU can please any ‘Nole whether they love the gym and fitness or books and research. Check out these jobs if you need some extra cash.
1. Fitness consultant
The FSU gym provides biceps and glutes galore. If you’re a fellow gym rat that wants to share your time with the out-of-shape public, apply at the Leach. Working for the school’s gym starts you out as a fitness consultant then promotes you to a certified personal trainer. FSU junior Francisco Ballesteros said he’s reaping the benefits of his Leach career. “Through my job in the gym I have access to national conferences where I can meet some of the pioneers of strength and conditioning,” said Ballesteros. Other major benefits include wearing gym clothes to work and consistent AC.
To Apply: Complete the application found here and turn it in at the Leach Center.
2. Intramural Sports Official
Being on the sidelines of sports games doesn’t have to be a downer, the games need ‘Noles to rock the black and white polos. No official experience? No problem. FSU only needs you to be currently enrolled and passionate about sports. The school hires new referees and umpires every semester for any intramural sport your heart desires, including volleyball, flag football and soccer. Pick up your rule book, go to a training session to start running the IMs.
To Apply: Go to the campus recreation website.
Calling a university usually results in transferred calls and misplaced anger. Put a stop to the hold music by taking over as a receptionist for any college building or dorm at FSU. The job requires sitting in a chair, answering phone calls and making a few copies. The school needs patient attitudes, chipper faces and big smiles to represent the departments around FSU. And who doesn’t need an excuse to buy a new pencil skirt?
To Apply: Be on the lookout on the housing employment website; applications are released seasonally.
4. Fitness Instructor
Fitness classes are usually taught by over-energetic instructors pumping you up with yelling and intimidation. The spin and step classes at Florida State are led by actual students who went through training and an audition just to run your sweat sesh. Sophomore Jasmine Henry said she gets to inspire gyms full of people to feel the burn. “The real pride I get [is] from people [who] keep coming back to my classes or compliment my classes. I like when people see me out of class and are like ‘Whoa, I really liked your class!’” said Henry.
To Apply: Complete the application here before the semester you want to start working.
5. Chili’s or Denny’s Waiter
With an on campus Denny’s and Chili’s, us ‘Noles rarely suffer from hunger. If you need mega cash, you might not need to drive all the way across town to rock an apron. The FSU Chili’s is always packed with kids that can’t stomach one more bite of dining hall food, and is just a brisk walk from the dorms. Rolling in tips has never been easier.
To Apply: Job openings with applications are posted here.
6. Special Collections Assistant
Old things are boring. Super old things are cool. The Special Collection department holds precious historical documents like illuminated manuscripts, the first comic books and letters from the Civil War. Book nerds everywhere can rejoice from a job that lets them touch a Gutenberg Bible *gasp*. Working for Special Collection means you’ll be organizing and archiving the materials while running the department blog. History buffs and English majors alike can fangirl over organizing Napoleon Bonaparte’s memoirs.
To Apply: Applications can be found on the library website.
No slow motion running and uncomfortable swimsuits required. A Florida State student only needs an application and a CPR certification to protect the lives of swimmers. If you’re a dedicated guard, you could even be promoted to Student Director of Aquatics. Biggest perk: The indoor pool means AC and no odd tan lines.
To Apply: Fill out the application and turn it in to the aquatics director.
8. Transcript corrector
Working in the registrar’s office has all the ingredients for laid back work. Transcript correctors live the dream by chilling with Netflix until transcripts need correcting. No faulty transcripts? No work. “My job is awesome because I don’t have to deal with people and I don’t have to work on weekends or late at night,” said FSU sophomore Taylor Biela. You had me at, “don’t have to deal with people.”
To Apply: Stop by the registrar office in the University Center and ask for an application.
9. Peer Tutor
Being a bio wizard could give you more than a 4.0 GPA; it could land you some cash. Peer tutors help out fellow ‘Noles feeling the struggle of being totally lost in class. You could be a student’s life saver for 10 ten hours a week, tutoring a subject you’ve mastered. If you’re one of the blessed few to grasp economics, go to the learning studio to spread your magic knowledge. Pro tip: This also doubles a glorious resume add-on.
To Apply: Fill out the application found here and be prepared to write a personal statement.
10. Activities Coordinator
The Ogelsby Union holds every major event from fundraisers to orientation. The Student Activities Center brings the massive student population into one place. It hosts and organize crucial events like campus tours and apartment fairs. If the buzz of major events is your idea of a good time, apply with FSU’s social department.
To Apply: Check out all the Union jobs here.