As the semester begins winding down, students are looking for summer jobs. Jobs can be found right on campus and are perfect for those staying on campus or commuters.
One such job is working as a part time ambassador for the Center of Enrollment Services. This job involves taking prospective students and their families on campus tours. This job asks that students have a positive attitude and work well with strangers. Hours are from as little as two hours to as many as 10 hours per week. The tours leave at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The job requires that ambassadors arrive 30 minutes early to the tours. It also requires monthly training, office work and attendance to any events for potential students. The pay rate is $7.25 per hour. Interested students can find more information on the VWU website under Campus Life and can find the email to contact Director of Enrollment Brooke Novkovic for an application.
Another opportunity for a summer job would be acting as a highlighter for Marlin Nation Orientation. This is a paid position that allows students to be involved in freshman orientations during June and August. These students are the first people that the incoming freshman class will meet. There are requirements for the job which includes at least a 2.5 gpa, no VWU honor code violations and that the applicant is returning to VWU for fall of 2022.
Tasks for the job include giving freshmen tours, answering their questions and administrative support. Sophomore Dorothy Yanku-Palmer stated that the highlighters were assigned different tasks from running games to running small seminars on topics including campus life. Students are also asked to help with move-in during August and one of the perks is that highlighters get to move in early.
In addition to early move in, students are allowed optional on campus housing in June. They also receive free meals on work days, including three free meals a day between August 21- 23. Highlighters also receive $12.00 per hour. Although the perks are nice, Yanku-Palmer stated that the best part about being a highlighter was “being able to help and talk to the freshmen and getting to know some of them.”
For more information about the highlighter program, students can find the application on the VWU website under campus life.