Student Employment

The Union and Programs Department employs approximately 50 students each semester in the areas of graduate assistants, office/desk assistants, facility managers, Event Services crew, maintenance assistants, and gameroom/lounge assistants.

  • Eligibility

    Student employment at The University of Southern Mississippi is approved through the offices of Student Employment and Financial Aid. To be eligible to work on campus, you must be a full-time student in good standing and carry an academic course load of no less than 12 hours a semester. You may work for another department on campus while working for the Union and Programs Department, but you cannot exceed more than 20 hours per week.

    Expectations

    Good customer service happens when the following expectations are met:

    • Be knowledgeable of the Union and Programs Department, as well as Southern Miss
    • Take pride in the Union and Programs facilities by assisting in keeping them clean
    • Be courteous and helpful
    • Maintain a good working relationship with co-workers

    Performance Evaluation

    You can expect an objective assessment of your job performance each semester. At Southern Miss, we believe in personal growth and individual recognition. Our supervisors will focus on building positive working relationships with you. The performance evaluation process gives you the opportunity for open communication with your supervisor. Your job-related strengths and areas for improvement will be defined. You will also want to discuss your ideas, suggestions and feelings about the evaluation and your supervisor's expectations.

    The performance evaluation also assists us in the identification and selection of candidates for continued employment and promotion. For more information on employment with the Union and Programs Department, please contact our office at 601.266.4396.