Summer Conference Assistant

Conference Assistant

The Conference Assistant (CA) is a Northwestern student who is a member of the Residential Services summer team. The CA will work with summer camps and conference guests as well as Northwestern students living on campus over the summer. The CA staff will provide a high level of customer service to guests, perform check-ins and check-outs, work the Neighborhood Desk, and serve on a duty rotation that covers all of campus. CAs do not have to be enrolled in summer courses, but must be a Northwestern student. The Assistant Director, Administrative supervises the CA staff, who works collaboratively with all Residential Services staff.

There are two employment periods: June 12-August 20, 2017 and June 12-September 8, 2017. CAs will be hired to fulfill one or the other.


Applications open on March 6. Find the application here.

Position Description

For a full description of the Conference Assistant position, please visit our position description page.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Northwestern student during the Spring 2017 quarter
    • CAs do not need to be enrolled in summer courses
    • Northwestern students enrolled in Fall 2017 are preferred; however,
      • Graduates of the undergraduate Northwestern class of 2017 are welcome to apply if they are accepted into a graduate program. Written proof of acceptance into the program from the institution must be submitted with the CA application along with the date that the applicant is required to be on campus. If applicants have an assistantship or internship that requires an earlier start date, it must be disclosed in the CA application.
  • Good academic and conduct standing
  • One year of on campus living or similar experience
  • Minimum cumulative and Spring 2017 GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Cannot have more than 15 hours of additional weekly responsibilities or commitments

CA Selection Timeline

Applications due: 11:59 PM on April 9, 2017
Interviews offered: April 10-12, 2017
Interviews conducted: April 18-27, 2017
Offers extended: April 28, 2017

The CA selection process will end on May 5.  All candidates will have the result of their application on that day.


On-campus room; Meal plan when dining halls are open; $1500 stipend paid in 2 increments of $750


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