Become a CA

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***Applications for Conference Assistant positions for Summer 2019 are due January 19.***

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 ~


  • $9.50 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 2019 classes
  • Outside commitments should not exceed 10 hours
  • Leadership experience is desirable
  • Good academic standing
  • Ability to work from May 5 to August 15

Application Process Summer 2019

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 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm................Neihardt Blue TV Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm.........Nebraska Union, room posted
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm............Harper Dining Conference Room C
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm............Willa Cather Dining Center (Pioneers)

On Line Application Process

The application process begins on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, when the Conference Assistant job application is made available

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Applications Process Begins
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 by 11:59 pm - Application Deadline
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 by 11:59 pm - Online Reference Forms Deadline
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by 6:00 pm - All potential candidates will be notified of status via eRezlife

Interview Process

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019 - Eligible candidates will be able to schedule interviews
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - Monday, March 4, 2019 - Interviews conducted
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by 6:00 pm - All candidates given final notification via eRezlife
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 by 4:00 pm - Accept/decline forms must be submitted online

Summer Job Timeline

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Conference Assistants move into summer rooms
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019 - Mandatory CA Training
  • EVERY Wednesday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm from May 29 - August 7 - Mandatory CA Staff Meeting
  • Thursday, August 16 by 2:00 pm - CAs must be moved into their fall room assignments