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Jobs for College Students at GWU

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Evelin Mercedes
10 Jan 2019
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Working on the campus of George Washington University, even as a part-time worker, comes with many responsibilities and rewards. Seek out opportunties throughout campus for the chance to learn from your employers and be prepared for employment after college. On-campus employment is definitely a stepping stone to real-life experience.

1. FWS Tutoring

Professor teaching a student

If you have Federal Work Study and are interested in an off-campus position, tutoring with George Washington Univerity's Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service will allow you to impact the lives of pre-K and elementary school children in the DC area. You'll help them improve their school readiness and literacy skills. Six to eight hours a week are required and you must stay for the full school year.


Student tutor tutoring young student

GW SMART DC partners with organizations and elementary schools to provide tutoring to students in grades K – 6. This program is different because there is no minimum hour requirement. It's perfect for you if you enjoy teaching or want to become a teacher one day.

3. Lead Summer Assistant

Assistant ready to tackle many jobs

During the summers, the Lead Summer Assistants (LSA) work for GW's Summer & Conference Housing Program, which hosts thousands of guests to the GW campus. The LSA's supervise other Summer Assistants, serve as the primary liaison to the guests, and manage all administrative and operational tasks. This is a very popular program so apply early!

4. Campus Recreation Assistant

Treadmills near a window

Do you want to work in a fitness setting? This is a great opportunity to get involved with the Campus Recreation to develop leadership and communication skills by interacting with guests on a daily basis. There are also opportunities for promotions available to students. You can work as a desk monitor, weight-cardio room monitor, group fitness leader or lifeguard. You must work for 10 hours a week for at least two consecutive semesters.

5. Lifeguard

Student lifeguard watching the pool

Lifeguards ensure the safety of students and faculty members that visit the pool. You must be licensed and have previous lifeguarding experience to be employed. Duties include supervising of guests, cleaning, enforcing policies, and many others.

6. Housing Assistant

Different houses in a complex

Housing Assistants work with the housing department to answer phone calls, e-mails, and walk-in questions based on campus housing and employment opportunities. As a Housing Assistant, you'll also have the chance to do administrative work such as processing housing applications, cancellations, and room swaps.

7. OneClass Note Taker

Take notes with OneClass and get paid while you go to class. When you take notes with OneClass, you not only earn but also get better at studying and focusing during your lectures. Become a notetaker today. 

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