Become a CA

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***The Online Application for the Conference Assistant position for Summer 2018 will open in December 2017 ***

Join Our Team

The CA is a vital member of the University Housing Conference Services program. CAs live and work in the residence halls, responding to the day-to-day needs of our conference and camp guests. In many cases, the CA is the first and foremost contact our guests have with UNL. CAs represent themselves, the Conference Services program, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a provider of quality customer service.

Being a CA will help you develop many skills that employers value. As a CA, you'll learn to work well in both collaborative and autonomous situations. CAs serve guests from all over the world, from all walks of life and from all age groups, developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Many CAs tell us it's the close-knit, fun-loving team that makes their CA experience the best of their lives and brings them back year after year. CAs live and work closely with about 40 other student leaders, and there's never a dull moment. We strive to comprise a staff of well-rounded, diverse students who share a desire to serve others. We're looking for students to help us create and contribute to a positive, fun atmosphere in which to work and live.

~ Staff Awards ~


  • $9.00 per hour (with overtime available)
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to take summer classes
  • Free single room during your employment
  • Free full meal plan (when the dining halls are open)
  • An unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and develop as a leader


  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Must be enrolled as a NU student for spring, summer or fall 2017 classes
  • Outside commitments should not exceed 10 hours
  • Leadership experience is desirable
  • Good academic standing
  • Ability to work from May 7 to August 10

Application Process Summer 2017

Information Sessions

We encourage you to attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the CA position. The schedule for our Information Sessions is as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm...............Neihardt Blue TV Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm.........Nebraska Union, room posted
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm............Mari's Lounge, Sandoz 1st Floor
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm............Harper Dining Conference Room C

On Line Application Process

The application process begins on Monday, December 5, 2016, when the Conference Assistant job application is made available

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - Applications Process Begins
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 by 11:59 pm - Application Deadline
  • Friday, January 27, 2017 by 11:59 pm - Online Reference Forms Deadline
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by 6:00 pm - All potential candidates will be notified of status via eRezlife

Interview Process

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2017 - Friday, February 3, 2017 - Eligible candidates will be able to schedule interviews
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 - Monday, March 6, 2017 - Interviews conducted
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by 6:00 pm - All candidates given final notification via eRezlife
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 by 4:00 pm - Accept/decline forms must be submitted online

Summer Job Timeline

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Conference Assistants move into summer rooms
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2015 - Mandatory CA Training
  • EVERY Wednesday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm from May 31 - August 9 - Mandatory CA Staff Meeting
  • Thursday, August 10 by 2:00 pm - CAs must be moved into their fall room assignments