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.
The trickiest part of job searching after college is making sure you have the necessary work experience to even land the interview. Most resume-boosters are off-campus and hate working around your class schedule. So, why not work where you take classes? With the possibility of school returning in the fall, it is never too early to start thinking of employment.
Whether you need the extra cash, work experience or both, check out 10 more resume-boosting jobs at FSU.
1. Orientation Leader
Do you want to wear the stripes of Florida State University? Do you enjoy waking incoming freshman up at 6 a.m. just to go get dining hall food before a 10-hour orientation lecture? If you bleed garnet and gold, here lies the job for you. Whether you are a hospitality major or a biology major, being an orientation leader holds professional perks in the future, plus, you get paid. You give the new or transfer college students their first impression of the university by serving as their tour guide, personal and social resource guide and workng with some of the best faculty members at FSU.
2. Fitness Consultant
If spotting all the Chad, Brad and Thad’s on the bench press is your passion or you want to make money while promoting healthy living, fitness consulting may be perfect for you. Working for the FSU Leach Recreation Center starts you out as a fitness consultant then promotes you to a certified personal trainer. You work with the front desk, serve as a first responder assistant and assist students and alumni working out in the gym. FSU campus rec employs over 700 students annually, so you are sure to find something if you don’t like training.
3. Seminole Dining
What’s better than inhaling the heavenly smell of Chic Fil A french fries all day or getting to hug Ms. Killings every day? Nothing. With the reopening of the Oglesby Student Union and the addition of eight new restaurants and 25 other locations on campus, hiring opportunities will explode for Fall 2020. Through Seminole Dining students can not only work in dining halls, you can also serve as a marketing intern. “When I started my marketing internship with Seminole Dining in January of 2020, I had minimal experience in the field but was very eager to learn. In a few short months, I learned how to use programs like Adobe Photoshop, Hootsuite and Facebook analytics from hands-on experience and guidance from the rest of the marketing team,” said FSU senior Emily Baker. These options not only help with customer service skills but also getting your foot in the door with marketing.
College buildings and dorms are always looking for a receptionist to take over the phones and halt the annoying hold music. The job gives a preview of office life and entails answering phones, giving necessary guidance, handling phone transfers and making a few copies. “I’m an upperclassman, so working in a hall for freshmen only has allowed me to meet students I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to, and to offer advice and answer questions when needed,” said FSU senior Dana Sardina. If you enjoy human interaction and representing FSU, departments all over campus would love to hire you in the office.
5. Peer Tutor
Being an overachieving student could get you some extra cash. Peer tutors help fellow students navigate their way to a passing grade. Helping a student understand a subject you mastered could be a total game-changer for the both of you. Tutoring also makes you stand out in your resume showing you have the awesome ability to lead and teach peers. The ACE Learning center looks to add tutors for all subject areas like economics, biology and English–so shoot your shot!
6. Department Intern
If you are your college’s biggest stan or want to be able to make TikToks while at work, this internship benefits you. Departments such as the English and communications colleges often hire interns for social media management. “I have not only gained valuable skills to put on my resume, but I’ve also been able to make several connections with professors, alumni and students, as well as work with the most amazing staff (who have become like family) FSU has to offer,” said FSU senior Lauren Martin. Most colleges expect interns to be within the major, but some accept students in the minors programs. For money or academic credit, you can professionally run a stan account.
7. Seminole Boosters Intern
Finally, an internship perfect for all FSU sports fans. If you love a good game day or want the inside scoop of one of the biggest athletic programs in the nation, the Seminole Boosters internship perfects your resume. Though unpaid, the internship trades you the connections of some of FSU’s most powerful alumni. Internship positions include marketing, communications, business, graphic design, event planning and editorial, and welcomes all majors.
8. FSU International Programs Internship
FSU international internships rank perhaps the coolest of them all because students can combine abroad learning with internship work. Popular destinations include Italy, Spain, Panama, China and England. In other words, you should probably start paying attention in your foreign language class so you don’t smile and wave your way through the experience. The best part? You get to earn credit hours and professional experience. You chose your location based on your major or desired field of study and get paired with companies by the university. ¡Qué divertido!
9. FSU’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Internship
One of Tallahassee’s best and biggest hidden gems attracts all science Seminoles. FSU students interested in science, technology, mathematics and engineering have the opportunity to work at the largest and highest-powered magnetic lab in the world. The MagLab internship makes a statement on your resume and prepares you for scientific research amongst the best from the North to South Pole. Upon accepting an internship position, students are given a mentor from a department chosen in the application. Students will get to participate in weekly seminars given by world-renounced professionals and work hands-on with researchers on various projects throughout the program.
10. Assistant Intern
If sitting in an office with air conditioning is how you thrive, look for an assistant position. Departments and faculty members are looking for extra hands in the office, and these jobs are rarely major-specific. From an Archival Assistant Intern at the FSU World War II Institute processing archive collections and preserving historical documents, to an assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, students are sure to learn a lot. “My experience allowed me to strengthen my interpersonal skills in a professional setting, as well as learn new skills transferable to other industries,” said FSU graduate Amanda Nepl. Either paid or unpaid, you can fulfill your dreams of fetching coffee, sending emails and buying a new pencil skirt.
10 resume-boosing FSU jobs added by Erika LeFlouria on 5/28/20.