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Careers in Student Life

The Division of Student Life has a mission to foster the intellectual, cultural, social, and emotional development of students by providing a climate conducive to learning and personal growth, enabling them to become fully productive members of a global community. As such, the division is looking for individuals to be a part of the student life family who can help elevate and enhance that mission through creativity and innovation. Visit UT’s Human Resources website for more information on available positions.

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Benefits of Working in Student Life

  • Student-focused working environment
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Commitment to cross-department collaboration
  • Access to continued education
  • Dedication to creativity and innovation

  • Begin by contacting Human Resources to ensure you have the appropriate qualifications for the selected position
  • When applying, make sure you include the following:
    1. Tailored cover letter
    2. Professional resume
    3. Three professional references, one of which is preferably your most recent supervisor
  • Contact the search chair and/or hiring manager and express your interest in and qualifications in the position
  • Research the department’s mission, structure, and programming (if applicable) before interviewing
  • Follow up any interview with a thank you note