Apply to These 10 Unique On-Campus Jobs at DePaul

An on-campus job offers more than just a paycheck and short commute. It’s an opportunity to build professional and interpersonal skills, and gain experience that will prepare you for your future career. All on-campus job opportunities can be found on the Campus Job Board. 

1. Computer Systems II Supplemental Instruction (SI) LeaderOffice for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

SI Leaders facilitate collaborative review sessions in a selected course in order to achieve greater classroom engagement and academic performance by participating students. 

2. Peer Career CoachCareer Center

Peer Career Coaches (PCCs) are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support fellow students with their career-related needs. PCCs participate in individual peer coaching, outreach and education, programming, and marketing.

3. Lead Handshake AssistantCareer Center

The Lead Handshake Assistant is responsible for providing in-depth customer service, technical, and administrative support to employers and students who use the Career Center’s online job posting system, Handshake. The assistant is responsible for leading the oversight of job postings, employer account approvals, and on campus interviewing as well as training other employees on these processes.

4. Loop Student Center CrewLoop Student Center

Crew members provide room set-ups, assist clients with events, and monitor 11th floor DePaul Center environment. Crew staff will perform administrative tasks related to the functioning of the 11th floor. Crew setups will require moving and/or lifting up to 75 pounds.

5. CAA Research InternshipCenter for Access and Attainment

The CAA Research Internship is an opportunity for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students to learn research skills and knowledge while exploring research careers. By assisting CAA staff with ongoing research projects, this internship supports students’ academic engagement and retention, offers them the opportunity to become more competitive applicants for graduate school, and provides them the opportunity to learn foundational research skills necessary for various research careers.

6. Bus RunnerThe Theatre School

The Bus Runner is a member of The Theatre School and the Reskin Theatre student services staff and works with the Group Sales Representative, Group Sales Assistants, Manager of Audience Services, and other front-of-house staff providing support services relating to the development of The Theatre School audiences.

7. Videoconference SupportDriehaus College of Business

This position supports Driehaus College of Business’ Zoom video conference classes – ensuring that the classes start on time, answering chat requests from remote students, posting material to D2L, and assisting the teaching professor in the classroom.

8. Student AssistantContinuing and Professional Education (CPE)

The Student Assistant will serve as administrative support and will provide extensive customer service via phone, walk-in and email. This person will also be responsible for registering students for classes and other duties pertaining to the office as assigned.

9. Student Circulation AssistantCollege of Law

Student circulation assistants provide circulation desk service to library patrons. Among other things, this includes answering directional questions, locating reserves materials, charging and discharging materials and helping maintain the library’s print collection.

10. Student Temporary Services Assistant ManagerOffice of Student Employment

Reporting to the Student Employment Specialist the Student Temporary Services (STS) Assistant is responsible for maintaining and providing all administrative and logistical support for the STS office including customer service, providing reports, and full recruitment cycle. 


Landing a job on campus is like any other job search – before you apply online, you need to prepare. Once you’ve started to apply, it pays to be persistent with your search as departments post jobs throughout the school year. Prepare a resume and cover letter. The Career Center offers resume and cover letter guides on our website and you are encouraged to visit a Peer Career Coach to have your application materials reviewed (no appointment necessary)!

Success is a Journey

By: Ariana Narang, DePaul PRAD Alum

We never really think about how four years can change someone’s life so drastically. Sometimes it takes a year, or a day, or even a second. A split second — that’s all it takes for your life to feel surreal. These past four years have been a short roller coaster ride that took me on a journey where every moment, and every second, was spent shaping my life to what it is now. We have all heard about The Road Not Taken, and I am proud to say that when I look back at my DePaul journey I see “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

ariana laughing

I have always been the type of person to completely immerse myself in my surroundings and make relationships that last a lifetime. From my very first day at DePaul, I joined various organizations that not only helped in developing my identity but also guided me in becoming a leader. At DePaul, I was in the EDGE program, rushed Alpha Kappa Psi, was the Executive Marketer for the South Asian Student Association, was a part of The Ad Society, and even participated in multiple advertising competitions. All these communities were a big part of my DePaul experience.

During my time as the Vice President of Membership for Alpha Kappa Psi, I was able to guide a pledge class of over 30 people. Being a role model for such a large group of diverse individuals showed me how much I love being a part of a community that shares like-minded goals. I got a chance to teach my new brothers the importance of public speaking, networking, practicing how to interview, and even how to professionally dress. Being a role model for pledges, just like I was back in freshman year, was an experience that I will never forget.

AkpsiAlpha Kappa Psi – 2015

I am grateful for being able to lead multiple organizations, but getting the opportunity to be a leader on campus is an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world. Being a Facilities Assistant in Housing Services added another layer to my college experience. I cannot imagine the past two years without my wonderful team that has supported me, actively listened and were there with me from the beginning of the year to the end. I was able to meet some of my best friends by working in Housing, and I am thankful to have made an impact on people that I met.

FAsFacilities Assistants, 2017 – 2018

I also had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris and New York for marketing and advertising. I learned so much about the industry and where I fit. This past year was very career-heavy for me, I tried to absorb as much knowledge as I could to prepare myself for post-graduation. I had to lean on my friends, family, and professors who helped guide me to where I wanted to be.

I dove into the advertising world head-first and I am so proud to say I have accomplished so much more than I ever imagined! I won first place out of 12 teams in Ad Campaigns, co-designed a campaign for Ocean Spray, led an eight-person creative team for Wienerschnitzel, participated in the One Club Creative Bootcamp with Leo Burnett, visited multiple advertising agencies (even got the opportunity to go to Cramer-Krasselt’s Job Shadow Day), and completed four internships!

Ariana during her time in Paris

“Practice like you’ve never won, and perform like you’ve never lost” is my mantra and I have been following it with whatever I do. I believe we are all very creative people; we should use our creativity, ambition, and confidence everywhere we go to make a change — big or small. Small steps are big when it comes to reaching goals; so, not giving up when life gets hard and helping those around you pick themselves up is what I exist for. I am here to make an impact on the Earth, then reach for the stars. — Ariana’s Mission Statement

My mission in the world is to make sure I am bringing my full potential and 110% effort in everything I do. It’s important to not only be a leader, but also a role model for generations to come. So, What Must be Done? We need to be kind to one another, educate those willing to absorb all knowledge, and create leaders that will become role models someday. Being a Vincentian means to incorporate the four pillars in our daily lives. First, by understanding the roots of DePaul by hearing stories of our founding members, and then applying them to our own experiences. Also, being aware of our surroundings and reflecting on the paths we take to reach different destinations. Then, helping lead people on their journey and discovering how your role impacts others in this changing world. I hope to integrate my personal values such as integrity, knowledge, leadership, ambition, family, and kindness to make sure I am helping all those individuals reach their full potential. Everyone has a bit of gold hidden within them, and I hope to help them find it.

Ariana and friends
Ariana’s friends, who’ve helped her grow

This past year is when I had my transformative moment. Reflecting over the past four years is when I realized how much DePaul, its different communities, my leadership experience, and all my mentors have shaped me and enhanced my college career. It wasn’t one moment — it was the journey of the last four years that guided me to now. Every moment spent laughing with friends in the Loop, stressing in John T. Richardson Library, accomplishing goals in the 14 E. Jackson’s 12th floor, or even sharing a meal in Student Center 104 has made me feel at home.

DePaul is home.

10 Unique On-Campus Job Openings at DePaul

By: Sara Frankiewicz, Student Communications Assistant, Office of Student Employment

There are a variety of different on-campus jobs DePaul has to offer that goes beyond a typical workday. Working on-campus gives students the opportunity to develop a diverse set of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Whether you’re just starting out or trying to build your existing resume, the perfect job for you might be waiting on the Campus Job Board. Here are some unique jobs that may not come to mind when about when thinking about student employment.

1. Bus Runner / Theater School

  • The Bus Runner is a member of The Theatre School and the Reskin Theatre student services staff and will work with the Group Sales Representative, Group Sales Assistants, Manager of Audience Services, and other front-of-house staff providing support services relating to the development of The Theatre School audiences.

2. Athletics Academic Assistant / Athletics Academic Advising

  • The Athletics Academic Advising office at DePaul University is looking for two to three graduate students to serve as academic assistants and tutors for DePaul University student-athletes. These two positions will work primarily with Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball student-athletes, but may also assist with other students and responsibilities like front desk coverage as needed.

3. Student Project Leader: Explore Your Purpose / Division of Mission and Ministry

  • The Student Project Leader for Explore Your Purpose (EYP) at DePaul will work directly with the staff project leader as well as with the EYP Core Team to assist with the coordination and oversight of logistics for all EYP initiatives. They will also serve as the project leader for any student engagement programs that are part of the EYP project. This position will help the student develop a strong sense of leadership, interpersonal skills, and encourages creativity and innovation.

4. Storytelling Assistant / Career Center

  • The Career Center is seeking a dynamic student to help collect and share the diverse stories of DePaul students and alumni. As part of the Communications Team, the storytelling assistant works closely with the director and digital media manager to write, create and curate student and alumni success stories for print and digital distribution. This position will assist with the creation of a storytelling library and digital landing page to collect and host the profiles

5. CONNECT Logistics Chair / Student Involvement

  • The Council on New and Existing Campus Traditions (CONNECT) Chair’s primary responsibilities include various signature programming efforts, including Welcome Experience Programming, Ugly Sweater Party, the Gnome Hunt, and more. The Chair will also be an active member of the CONNECT Committee, attending weekly/biweekly meetings, assist with planning and implementation, and other projects as assigned.

6. Student Mascot Performer / Athletic Department

  • The student in this role serves as one of the most visible icons of the University. They perform as and develop the character of ‘DIBS’ the mascot for DePaul Athletics. Student performers are required to represent the University with the highest integrity and professionalism. DIBS, the Blue Demon mascot, performs at over 100 events per year and is a highly visible and living version of the DePaul brand. This position requires the student to be comfortable wearing a snug-fitting costume head with limited vision. Preference for students with a height between 5’5″ and 6″ for optimum costume fit!

7. Egan Tutor / Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning

  • The Egan tutor-mentor will work with students in Catholic and public schools to help students meet their academic goals. Egan tutor-mentors are placed in schools in under-resourced Chicago communities. Depending on the needs of the school, responsibilities may also include assisting a teacher(s) in an assigned classroom(s). Tutor-mentors may also be assigned individual students or a small group of students to provide more individualized tutoring and/or assistance with classroom assignments.

8. Student Success Coach / New Student and Family Engagement

  • The Office of New Student and Family Engagement selects approximately 25 highly driven and caring upper-class undergraduate or graduate students to serve as Student Success Coaches. Student Success Coaches will report to the Coordinator of Retention and Student Success Initiatives. Success Coaches play an integral role in supporting the transition and success of first-year students. They will facilitate structured one on one meetings to guide first-year students through thought provoking conversations. Through these meetings, goals and strategies will be established in order to maximize student’s personal and professional potential.

9. Freelance Videographer / Career Center

  • The video content creator will work with the Career Center communications team to shoot and edit videos covering a variety of subjects. These videos are used to tell career success stories and educate students about services and

10. Student Photographer / CDM

  • The College of Computing and Digital Media is searching for student photographers to document CDM events and student life. The photographer(s) will be responsible for taking photos of CDM curricular and co-curricular events and capturing stills to be used in promotional materials, including on the CDM website, social media channels, and print.


10 On-Campus Jobs That Might Be for You

An on-campus job offers more than just a paycheck and short commute. It’s an opportunity to build professional and interpersonal skills, and gain experience that will prepare you for your future career. All on-campus job opportunities can be found on the Campus Job Board. 

Here are a few highlights:

Student Program Assistant | Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies Program

The Student Program Assistant will report to the Staff Program Assistant or the term faculty members, as well as the Director of the Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies Program. This position requires the graduate student worker to serve PJC through general office duties, including but not limited to: event planning, calendar maintenance, program material creation and maintenance, data entry, assisting faculty, scheduling office space, collaborating with internal and external parties, and representing the program at on-campus events and fairs, as well as working with the Director, Faculty, and Staff as a team member in launching events and developing outreach.

Customer Service Agent | Office of Admission

A phone and email service agent for Undergraduate Admission Teleservices Center. The agent will assist callers over the phone, reply to emails in resource accounts when needed, act as representative for University and Undergraduate Admission Office, and perform Data Entry. Agent will work in a fast-paced administrative environment and will be required to absorb and review a large amount of frequently changing departmental information. Agent will perform other duties as assigned.

Graduate Admission Intern | Office of Admission

The Admissions Graduate Intern will report to the Internship Supervisor and will contribute to the overall enrollment efforts of the College of Education and the College of Communication by assisting with the planning, implementation, monitoring of recruitment strategies to attract and enroll graduate students at the university. The internship could have a non-credit, professional development focus or could be offered for academic credit and be a component in a degree program. The site has been approved as a clinical site for meeting the practicum/internship requirements or: Counseling with College Student Development and Educational Leadership with Higher Education.

Job Fairs & Events Programming Assistant | The Career Center

This position is also responsible for providing in-depth customer service, technical, and administrative support to employers and students who use the Career Center’s online job posting system, Handshake. The assistant will participate as a member of the Employer Engagement team and is responsible for leading the oversight of job fair logistics, job fairs reports, fairs supplies inventory, and payment collection.

Office Assistant | Student Affairs

The student assistant will be primarily responsible for the administrative duties of the Dean of Students Office and Office of Student Affairs in Lincoln Park Campus. They will answer phones and greet visitors, always responding to student, parent and guest inquiries with the utmost professionalism. They will work closely with the division’s administrative assistant for the Dean of Students to assist students with the services offered by the Dean of Students office and manage the daily needs of the office suite.

Teaching Assistant | Chemistry Department

You will provide instructional assistance in the laboratory course(s) to which assigned under the in-class supervision of a faculty laboratory instructor and the direct supervision of the laboratory manager.  This is an entry level position that is available to students whom have successfully completed the course they will be offering instructional assistance.  The goal of this position is to aide students in developing laboratory techniques, formatting effective lab reports, and connecting lecture topics to hands-on laboratory experiences.

Archivist | Office of Advancement

This position is with the Office of Advancement, responsible for alumni engagement, special events, fundraising and gift processing. The student will manage digital storage and presentation of documents, conduct entity research and perform data updates as needed, working with internal and subscription applications. This position requires coordination with advancement staff to prioritize work and learn some basic technical and data organization skills. It will also provide experience with the workings of a fundraising operation.

Communications Intern | Community and Government Relations

The front office administrative work would support the day to day operations of the office to include reception duties and clerical tasks. The communications duties would expose the incumbent to a variety of applications and specialties including Sharepoint web copy-writing, advertising, marketing, social media, database management using ACT and Constant Contact, and communications planning and tracking.

Intercambio Coordinator | Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning

The Intercambio Language Spanish-English Immersion program brings together DePaul students taking intermediate Spanish and Spanish-speaking adult education students studying English in various organizations throughout Chicago. The Intercambio Instructional Facilitator will be involved in program planning, implementation, communications and coordination among all constituent groups.This includes the Spanish Department faculty and students, community students and the staff of the community partner organizations. The Intercambio facilitator ensures that all constituent groups’ needs are met and the goals of the program are fulfilled.

EDGE Peer Mentor | Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement EDGE Peer Mentor will serve as a mentor to EDGE students and as an assistant to the Office of Student Involvement EDGE Team Leader. EDGE Peer Mentors will create interpersonal connections with EDGE students, while also upholding EDGE expectations and leading by example. EDGE Peer Mentors will serve as a resource to students when navigating the university and campus services available. This role will assist the EDGE Team Leader with planning and tracking weekly activities, attending weekly team meetings, and assisting with the design and implementation of projects and assignments.


All on-campus job opportunities can be found on the Campus Job Board.