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"It is such a fun and inviting place to work."

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“I expanded my portfolio, got valuable experience, and made lifelong friends.”

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“It’s always fun to come to work.”

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“I have learned the importance of time management.”

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“I get to do something that I am passionate about everyday."

Student Experience

Do what you love! There are many student jobs to choose from, including social media specialist, customer service associate, building manager, and more.

Student Unions & Activities employs over 250 students each year in the areas of administration, retail, marketing, facilities, and more. Work locations include Coffman Memorial Union, the Saint Paul Student Center, and the West Bank Skyway. Student Unions & Activities also offers volunteer opportunities and stipend leadership positions for our Program Board Committee.

Our vast number of on-campus employment opportunities offer flexible work schedules and equip students with valuable job skills that can be applied across every discipline. A job at Student Unions & Activities is also a great way to meet friends and engage with what is happening on campus.

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Ben Van Handel Outstanding Service Award

The Ben Van Handel Outstanding Service Award recognizes student employees that have shown exemplary work. Ben Van Handel was a student employee with an exceptional attitude and dedication to customer service. Ben tragically passed in April 2011. Student Unions & Activities recognizes Ben's contributions as an exemplary employee, supervisor, leader, and team member with this award in his memory.

2018 Recipients

Allison Dodge

CMU Post Office

Foua Xiong

Gopher Express East

Devin Graf

Program Board

Brendan Buhler


Kristina Newland

SPSC Event Services

2017 Recipients

Carmen Ho

Student Activities

Emmy Tong

Gopher Express East

Maya Smith

Gopher Express West

Ryan Schneider

Coffman Event Services

Rachel Novak

Gopher Express East

2016 Recipients

Cassidy Meerman


Holly Mahoney

Student Activities

Sonja Youngquist

SPSC Facilities & Operations

Alex Diep

Student Activities

Dana Grady

Event Services

2015 Recipients

Dominic Carlson

Gopher Express West

Lindsey Hendricks

CMU Information Desk

Katharine Imrie

Event Services

Samantha Visser

Event Services

Erik Kringen

Event Services

2014 Recipients

Elaine Caspers

Goldy’s Gameroom

Aubrey Villareal

Gopher Express West

Kaitlyn Hendrickson

Event Services

Flora Hsu

Gopher Express West

Sam Schippel

Gopher Express West

2013 Recipients

Alison Mach

SPSC Art Gallery

Allison Dahlen

SPSC Facilities & Operations

Rebecca Simon

CMU Information Desk

Chelsea Gibbs

Gopher Express West

Karly Wallack


2012 Recipients

Eric White


Katie Bukowski


Lizz Feldt

Event Services

Patrice Fick

Gopher Express

Jody Robinson

Gopher Spot