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Student Assistant Employment Opportunities

  • Work for the largest employer of students on campus.
  • Acquire today’s most coveted job skills and gain practical, hands-on experience.
  • Connect with other CSUN students and network with professional staff.
  • Be part of a dynamic team of employees committed to hard work, good job performance, and fun!

Current employment opportunities are listed below. To apply, please download the application or visit the Information Counter located on the first floor of the Sol Center in the USU. In addition to a completed application, resumes are encouraged.

Note: Applicants must be currently enrolled CSUN students for employment eligibility.

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The University Student Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion or genetic information.

Current Job Openings

No jobs are currently available.

Tips for Completing the University Student Union Application for Student Employment

  • Make sure to answer all questions
    • If the question does not apply, mark the section “Not Applicable (N/A).”
    • If you do not have previous employment experience look at the occupational skills portion of the application as an opportunity to prove you’re the right person for the job.  
    • Don’t forget to include volunteer experience
  • Make sure to read carefully and provide answers to what each section of the application asks for
    • The USU communicates with applicants by way of their CSUN email address. Personal email addresses will not be accepted
  • In the box labeled “Position Desired,” write your first choice for student union employment
    • Do not write “Any”.  Due to the volume of applications the Union receives, we will only process those for which a desired position is indicated.
    • Make sure you state the position title correctly (i.e. the Union doesn’t have a job titled “Receptionist” but rather “Customer Service Attendant”.
  • When filling out the prior employment section of the application please start with your present or more recent job or, in absence of paid employment, volunteer experience.
  • Find out whether you have work study before handing in your application, including your allocation amount.
  • Indicate available work hours based on fall semester availability
    • If your fall schedule is not yet determined, tell us that as well as when you expect it to be finalized.
  • Make sure to sign the bottom of your application stating that all the written information that you shared is true to the best of your knowledge.
    • Employees who falsify their application may be subject to immediate termination of employment.
  • In addition to a completed application, resumes are strongly encouraged.
  • Employers take notice of applications who present a professional application.

Preparing for a USU Job Interview

USU employment is extremely competitive. We want the best person possible in all of our jobs. We’re looking for intelligent, well-groomed, enthusiastic applicants who have a strong work ethic and are eager to learn critical job skills.

Tips for interviewing include:

  • When called for an interview, make a note of the name of the person calling, the title of the position you’re interviewing for, as well as the date, time and location of your interview.
  • Review the job description prior to your interview.
  • Dress for success.
  • Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake; make eye contact.
  • Anticipate and prepare for some of the questions you may be asked. (Examples: Why are you interested in this position? What skills and abilities do you possess that relate to this position? How would you handle a situation where a customer was rude to you?).
  • Share the skills, abilities, qualities and characteristics you have to offer the USU if hired (i.e. friendly, hard-working, a quick learner, able to work both independently and as a member of a team, etc.) Be prepared to back-up what you tell us with examples.
  • Avoid asking questions about compensation; paid time off; studying-on-the-job, etc. (We’re more than happy to share this information once you’re offered a job).
  • Make sure to have a hardcopy of your resume as well as an updated list of references with contact information to your interview. Advise those you have listed as reference that they may be contacted.