NINE fabulous on-campus jobs

Student employees are an integral part of the Carthage team. Positions range from providing customer service, event planning, assisting with marketing projects, helping with administrative operations, and more! Each position helps students gain transferable skills they can apply to future careers and life experiences.

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Take a look at some of the most loved on-campus jobs:

A student gives a prospective family a tour of campus.

1. Student Ambassador

“As a student ambassador in the Office of Admissions, I give tours to prospective students, help at scholarship competitions, host overnight events, and help with anything else that a prospective student might need. All the skills I’ve learned as a student ambassador, like time-management and accountability, are transferable to any career I might have down the road. And, this job is a ton of fun!” — Allyssa Vargas ’22, nursing major

Students hang out in the Oaks.

2. Resident Assistant

“The most important part of my job as a resident assistant (RA) is to make my residents feel comfortable. Most students have never lived away from home before college, so, as an RA, I help them with the transition to independence and build community to enhance their college experience.” — Jack Grossman ’21, business management major

Students taking a video in the Clausen Center.

3. Videographer in the Office of Communications

“As a videographer for the Office of Communications, I film, edit, and produce short videos for Carthage’s social media accounts. Getting to work in the video production process has been such a great opportunity for me to practice telling stories through video. I’ve gotten to work with different video editing software as well, growing my tool belt as a videographer. Anyone who’s interested in telling stories and being creative through video should apply for this job! It’s a super fun way to brainstorm new ideas and figure out exciting and innovative ways to share messages.” — Natalie Lall ’22, theatre performance and political science major 

Nursing students with a baby human simulator mannequin.

4. Lab Assistant

“As a nursing lab assistant, it’s my job to help the lowerclassmen work on their clinical skills. We are responsible for keeping the lab clean (especially now with new COVID-19 guidelines) and helping with any other filing, scheduling, distribution of spirit wear, and more that needs to be done. Working in the lab these past couple of years has been very rewarding for me and I can’t imagine my Carthage experience without it.” — Lejla Vojnikovic ’21, nursing major

Students walking in front of chapel.

5. Interfaith Community Builder

“My main role as an interfaith community builder is to run Interfaith Lunch, a weekly event hosted by the Center for Faith and Spirituality where we bring in speakers to talk about either their faith journey or their role in a faith-related occupation. This job has taught me organizational and communication skills, which will be transferable to almost any job environment.” — Cal McCormick ’22, geoscience, geographic information science, and history major

Singers at Christmas festival.

6. Project Manager in the Office of Performing and Visual Arts

“As Project Manager in the Office of Performing and Visual Arts, my responsibilities included creating a weekly newsletter for staff, assisting in managing and overseeing the Fine Arts Box Office, and helping to plan and manage the day of operations of our annual Christmas Festival. This position is great for anyone looking to hold any type of managerial position in the future, and I’ve learned a lot of skills that will prepare me for jobs after college.” — Mia Vilanova ’21, public relations major

The Aspire Center staff help students prepare for their career.

7. Career Ambassador

“As a career ambassador, I work alongside my career specialist helping students within the arts, language, and undeclared fields in whatever possible way we can. I also make advertisements, such as posters and social media posts, for The Aspire Center. Though I do have design work to do for the office, some days I might be analyzing and crunching numbers, and some days I might spend at another location on campus setting up or taking down an event. Not every day may look the same, and that makes working at The Aspire Center very exciting and worthwhile.” — Geo Virella-Torres ’22, graphic design major

Students studying together

8. Peer Tutor

“The biggest part of being a peer tutor is helping fellow students with their coursework. I hold drop-in hours and one-on-one tutoring sessions where I help clarify concepts and review for tests. I love helping others to understand the material better, and it has solidified my future career plans and prepared me to go into education. The peer tutor job is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of the field you are studying and to build relationships with other students.” — Bailey Wellen ’21, computer science and data science major

Student filming in front of green screen

9. Video Production Crew Manager

“As the video production crew manager, I set up early for events, start the live stream to ensure there are no technical issues, and direct the crew during events. This job requires me to be able to quickly problem-solve, answer questions from other crew members, and communicate when things are going wrong. Honestly, when I’m working with the video crew sometimes I forget I’m working. We get to go to the fun events on campus and get paid for it!” — Toria Sharrow ’21, communication and graphic design major 

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