Wilson Commons houses many services for the University community and provides opportunities for undergraduate student employment. Wilson Commons employs undergraduate students at the Common Connection, the Hive Game Room, the Common Market, Hartnett Art Gallery and the 5th Floor Reception. We also employ students as Building Managers and Event Support Technicians. Work study is preferred for some positions.
Working in Wilson Commons is rewarding and fun for undergraduate students with good interpersonal skills and a desire to work in service oriented jobs. From supervising pool tournaments to loading in a band, from programming events to making fudge, Wilson Commons has employment opportunities for motivated undergraduate students.
The major attributes for employment in Wilson Commons are solid interpersonal skills, a professional attitude, friendliness, and responsibility. Most jobs in Wilson Commons have flexible hours, and are “schedule friendly.” Many of the areas are supervised by a student with experience who reports to the professional staff in Wilson Commons.
Hartnett Gallery employs a crew of students as gallery guards, responsible for greeting patrons, guarding art exhibitions, and generally supervising the Gallery space during established hours. Gallery guards should work well with people. No specialized knowledge is required, although the position might be a rewarding opportunity for students with an interest in art.
Members of Events Support Crew are responsible for all non-classroom related audio-visual set-ups on campus. Extensive training is provided for sound, lighting and technical work. Event support personnel are also responsible for general Wilson Commons room set-ups and general equipment set-ups.
The Hive Game Room Attendant is responsible for supervising the game room and ringing up transactions for both Blimpies and the game room. The Hive Attendant also collects and returns I.D.s when allowing the campus community to sign out video games, board games or use other Hive Game Room resources. Ability to maintain a clean dining environment, organizational skills and great customer service are all desirable traits for prospective employees.
The Common Market employees are responsible for the sale of candy, bulk items, ticket sales for on and off campus events and we also pride ourselves in making and selling homemade fudge. Experience in cash register sales is helpful, but not required and good customer service skills are essential.
Common Connection staff serve as the main point of contact for individuals and groups looking for information on social and cultural activities, transportation, and university policies. Typical duties include delivering information regarding events in person, on the phone, and by email; managing key sign out and lost and found systems; and assisting students with the transportation options that serve campus.
5th Floor Reception Area
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Student Managers are responsible for building operations in the absence of the professional staff in the evening and on weekends. Wilson Commons Managers supervise other student crews, oversees reservations and building events, provide support and service to building patrons, enforce building policies, solve problems maintain building security, assist with building emergencies and generally monitor the Commons.
Student Employee of the Month
Amelia was nominated for her positive attitude, her professionalism, and her knowledge. She is always extremely helpful whether interacting with fellow students or guests to campus. She consistently picks up shifts for her fellow co-workers and has often picked them up on very short notice. She will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Bookstore!
We have two honorable mentions for the month of November who will receive a $5 Common Market gift certificate.
- Mike Aman from Event Support for covering a very early morning shift on little notice for a fellow co-worker
- Erika Howard, the Wilson Commons Marketing Intern, for her work on the successful Welcome Back to Wilson Commons event
Previous student employees of the month - December 2012
Alycia consistently goes out of way to make sure the Market is swept and that all supplies including the fudge trays and scoops are cleaned at the end of her shifts. She is also willing to take extra shifts when the Market need covered. She will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Bookstore!
We have three honorable mentions for the month of December who will receive a $5 Common Market gift certificate.
- Ashley Wagoner from Event Support for dealing very well with an unfriendly client during an event set-up
- Lauren Kee from the Common Connection for covering part of a shift for a co-worker even though she had an exam to study for
- Arthur Dashan from The Hive for covering many late night shifts and for helping his co-workers out by covering open shifts on a consistent basis
PREVIOUS STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH - October 2012
Ki received several nominations, from both students and off campus visitors, that showed his dedication to customer service. It was noted that he explained several processes and procedures in a helpful, friendly way and even made off-campus dinner recommendations.
We have one honorable mentions for the month of October who will receive a $5 Common Market gift certificate.
- Colleen Kaster - Nominated by the Hartnett Art Gallery for her friendly attitude with explaining and answering questions about the current show.
PREVIOUS STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH - September 2012
Daniela from the 5th Floor Reception Desk as the September Student Employee of the Month for Wilson Commons! Daniela tirelessly spent numerous hours scanning documents in order that the conduct files could be transferred from a paper file to an online system. This was not an exciting task, but she did it all with a smile and a good attitude. She will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Bookstore!
We have two honorable mentions for the month of September who will receive a $5 Common Market gift certificate.
- Hanna Verhoeven - Nominated by the Building Manager team for her successful transition to a full-time manager and a leadership role within the team
- Kaight Conheady - Nominated by Event Support for going above and beyond during a coffeehouse show set-up