Student Employment

student employment at UWM at waukesha

UWM at Waukesha has two types of employment available for students on campus:

Work-Study Employment: Work-study is a federal student aid program that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package. A FAFSA application must be completed to be considered for the Federal Work-Study Program. Check your UWM PAWS account to see if you qualify, or reach out to the Career and Internship Coordinator for help. You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester for these on-campus jobs.

Regular Employment: These jobs are available to all students enrolled in at UWM at Waukesha. Work-study is not a requirement for these on-campus jobs.

Current Student Job Openings

Peer Tutors

Looking for peer tutors in math, writing, and various subject areas (psychology, Spanish, sociology, philosophy, nursing).

  • Work one-on-one with students and/or lead group study sessions
  • Preference is given to students who maintain a 3.5 GPA in their subject area and a 3.0 GPA overall

Interested? Email Sara Pagliaroni at

Solution Center Front Desk Worker

  • Greet students and visitors, assist with answering general questions, and help students – for example: how to access student accounts like PAWS, Canvas, and Navigate
  • Assist with answering and transferring phone questions
  • Assist with projects as assigned

Interested? Email Kelsey Herrick at

Student Development Office Assistant

Looking for a positive, organized and energetic Student Development Office Assistant who can multi-task, take a lead role on projects, follows directions and works on their own promoting, marketing and running events for our office. Other assignments include:

  • Preparing, promoting, setting up/take down for events and administrative work as assigned
  • Help will also be needed in the Maker’s Space in the Union, facilitating crafts, set up and clean up
  • There will be weekly tasks assigned as well a variety of projects which may come up unexpectedly, in this fun and interactive office
  • Looking for a student who is willing to connect with other students while promoting and executing Student Development events

Interested? Email Candy Decker at

Campus Ambassador

  • Lead campus tours for groups of prospective students and guests
  • Assist with campus recruitment events as well as campus-wide events
  • Assist with event preparation
  • Looking for students who have verbal communication and presentation skills as well as leadership skills
  • Have the ability to take initiative when working independently
  • Have familiarity with the branch campus you attend
  • And a positive and welcoming attitude

Interested? Email Nicolette Fugarino at

Fitness Center and Fieldhouse Student Staff

The Fitness Center and Fieldhouse student staff will:

  • Monitor the activities within the facilities and surrounding areas
  • Student staff will check IDs, ensure proper use of equipment and supplies, and perform daily tasks related to cleanliness and upkeep
  • Along with the Coordinator, staff members will promote health and wellness programs and activities
  • This position is a good fit for someone who is friendly, outgoing, able to work independently, willing to take risks and implement new ideas, and can also ensure rule adherence from peers

Interested? Email David Jackson at

Student Union Student Staff

The Student Union student staff will:

  • Monitor the activities within the Rec Center and Makerspace areas
  • Student staff will ensure proper use of equipment and supplies, monitor activities, and perform daily tasks related to stocking, cleanliness and upkeep
  • Staff members will help coordinate and promote student activities within the Student Union, such as pool and gaming tournaments
  • This position is a good fit for someone who is friendly, outgoing, able to work independently, creative, willing to take risks and implement new ideas, and can also ensure rule adherence from peers

Interested? Email Sue Kalinka at

Pre-College Mentor

  • Provide academic and social support to students in grades 6-12th
  • Assist with program preparation and presentations on college, careers, life skills, and leadership
  • Serve as a positive role model and assist students in their personal and academic development

Interested? Email Millie Wenzel at

Diversity & Pre-College Office Assistant

  • Assist in managing the DPC, promoting and assisting campus events, assist with planning office events, speakers, and workshops
  • Serve as a campus resource for students by promoting academic success and student development
  • Must be comfortable promoting and being a diversity ally and maintaining a professional office environment

Interested? Email Millie Wenzel at

Campus Parking Assistant

  • Requires students to work outside monitoring the parking lots to make sure parking rules are enforced daily during morning and afternoon hours
  • Possible other duties would be database entry
  • Times needed are between the hours of 7:45 AM -3:30 PM Monday – Friday

Interested? Email Tim Thering at

Student Information Technology Technician

  • Demonstrates an intermediate level of technical proficiency
  • Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and ensuring the functioning of campus technology in classrooms, meeting rooms and anywhere else supported technology is installed
  • Provides support consisting of, but not limited to end-user technical support, audio visual installation, maintenance and support, desktop & laptop hardware support, Operating System support, software support, end-user training and documentation as requested

Qualifications & Expectations:

  • Proficient in troubleshooting hardware, software and network issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful situations
  • Work independently and follow through on assigned tasks to successful completion
  • Detail oriented
  • Prior knowledge and familiarity with technology and connection types preferred
  • Prior knowledge and familiarity with computer hardware and operating systems preferred
  • Abide by all CTS work rules/practices specifically outlined but not limited to the Student Employment Handbook and handbooks and/or rules outlined by your department
  • Starting pay is $11.50/hour
  • 20 hours per week, preferably 2-6 or 8 M-Th and Fridays during the day

Interested? Email Bill Herrick at

Library Student Assistant

  • Checking in/out of library materials, including reserve material, at the Circulation Desk
  • Providing directions for patrons and referring reference questions to staff librarians
  • Answering and transferring phone calls
  • Shelving books, magazines, and other library materials
  • Light cleaning of library study areas, including vacuuming, wiping off tables, and emptying trash containers
  • Special independent projects as assigned by library staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

Interested? Email JP Slater at

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Off-Campus Employment

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Have questions about on and off-campus employment?

  • Schedule an appointment with the Career and Internship Program Coordinator, Alex Lawver for help.