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Looking for a Part-Time Job? Consider Working at UNG


If you’re a student at the University of North Georgia looking for a part-time job with flexible hours, you’re in luck.

UNG is currently hiring students for a variety of paid positions at the school, including tutors, office workers and even game-room attendants.

“It’s an opportunity that everyone should take advantage of,” said Eva Sell, an online writing tutor for the school, and it’s as easy as sending in an online application.

In an effort to answer FAQs about working at the university, three student employees were asked to describe their position, pay, and overall work experience.

Eva Sell, Online Writing Tutor and Campus Barista

Sell worked as a barista at the Dahlonega campus last year, but she was recently hired as an online writing tutor.

“As a peer writing tutor, you need to know the basics of writing, and you need to be pretty adept in your skill,” she said.

The 19-year-old described the main duty of her job as proofreading.

Eva Sell (Photo courtesy of Eva Sell)

“You help students with grammar and sentence structure, but it could even include speeches or basic English learning.”

The English education major tutors 10 hours per week at an hourly rate of $8. She’s currently working towards her College Reading and Learning Association certification, as are all first-year tutors at the school.

“It’s a 10 hour training course, but it’s all online, and you can do it at your own pace,” said Sell. “It also includes 25 hours of tutoring.”

After completing CRLA training, Sell will have the benefit of a raise as well as being able to use her certification for tutoring jobs outside UNG.

The tutor said she enjoys her job because she learns something new every day and loves helping people.

Last year, Sell worked at Starbucks as well as Einstein’s Bagels on the Dahlonega campus.

The starting rate is $8.25 per hour, says Sell, and it goes up from there.

Like her current position at the university, Sell’s former jobs were accommodating to her school schedule, and the hours were flexible.

Other benefits of the job included being able to walk there from her dorm as well as a free meal on work days.

Sell recommends working at UNG to all students who have the opportunity, as “it’s accessible, it’s stable and it’s money.”

Jacob Sapecky (Photo courtesy of Jacob Sapecky)

Jacob Sapecky, Teacher’s Assistant

Last spring, Jacob Sapecky was the head teacher’s assistant for Principles of Biology II.

The 21-year-old described his duties as teaching students the material as well as ways to study it.

“I created chapter videos and assignments for them to assist in their studying,” he said. “I also led small groups in the labs and conference rooms.”

Students interested in becoming TAs need to have a strong foundation in the subject matter, a desire to teach others, and an A or B in the class, says Sapecky.

The former TA worked 10 hours per week for $9 an hour. Before becoming a paid employee, he had to do the job for two semesters in exchange for class credits.

The computer science major said it was a great way to get involved at UNG.

“The best part was making connections with professors and other students. If you have the opportunity to work at UNG, go for it!” – Jacob Sapecky

Alanna Dorsey, Resident Assistant

Alanna Dorsey is a resident assistant in Owen Hall at UNG Dahlonega.

Alanna Dorsey (Photo courtesy of Alanna Dorsey)

The 21-year-old compared the job to gardening, with her tenants being the plants.

“You have to tend to all of your plants differently,” she said. “You need to care for them and do what it takes to make your plants thrive in your garden.”

The elementary and special education major described her duties as planning, tending to residents, being an example student of UNG, and consistently having a great attitude.

Dorsey works six hours or more per week for an hourly wage. However, as an added perk, she also receives free room and board.

Students interested in the position need time management skills, to be dependable, and the drive to always go the extra mile, said Dorsey.

“I absolutely love working as an RA,” she said. “This has helped me gain experience as a future educator tremendously.”


If you’re interested in employment opportunities at the school, check out the UNG job board to browse available positions.

If you play your cards right, you may be able to work with outstanding students like these!


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