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Student Staff

Collage of college students working in various capacities

We have 15-20+ student employees working for us each year. Student employees are central to making our office run smoothly and helping us provide services in our office and across campus. We post positions through the UMD HR site in early August or late Spring Semester to start during the following school year. Below is a breakdown of each student employee role. 

Core Roles

Alumni Caller: Call recent UMD alum to find out what they’ve been doing since they graduated. The employment or continuing education information is entered into a database that is used to compile the Graduate Follow-up Report

Front Desk Assistant: Assist people who contact the office (in-person, phone, email) and direct them to resources. Make, schedule, and manage appointments. Assist professional staff with tasks and projects as necessary.

Peer Educator: Provide drop-in services to assist students with resume reviews, navigating GoldPASS powered by Handshake, developing LinkedIn profiles, and answering basic questions about majors, job fairs, and more. 

Specialty Roles

Communication Student Assistant: Collaborate with the Communication Coordinator to share information about the office and events on a variety of channels, including social media, email, and the office website.

Employer Relations Student Assistant: Assist the Employer Relations team in connecting students to employers. This includes helping at job and internship fairs, promoting employers on-campus, managing postings in GoldPASS powered by Handshake, and related projects.

Multicultural Outreach Student Assistant: Collaborate with the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator to communicate with campus diversity offices, student clubs, and underrepresented student populations in order to provide outreach and plan collaborative programming. 

Intern: Periodically provide an internship for students interested in pursuing a career in higher education and career counseling. The internship is designed based on the student’s interests, internship class requirements, and the needs of the office. Interns typically are not paid but have received course credit for completing a one semester internship. 


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