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2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Student Leaders play a vital role in shaping the Knox College experience. While our leadership opportunities are diverse, each has the common goal of enhancing campus life, complementing the academic experience, and upholding the College's values of critical thinking, inclusivity, respect
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open on January 4th, 2023 are due February 6th, 2023. Watch this tutorial video for a walk-through of how to apply.
The Student Leader Selection (SLS) process is a joint hiring process for a variety of student employment positions across campus. The process includes 15 paid, on-campus Student Leader positions in a variety of offices on campus. The process consists of:
**If you are studying abroad during the spring term, we will work with you to provide you with access to the class/content so you may still participate in the selection process and coursework. Please indicate that you will not be here in the spring term due to studying abroad in the application, and we will reach out to you with more details about this option if you are hired to serve in one of the Student Leader positions for the next year.
We encourage you to have your resume and cover letter reviewed by the Center for Career Success and to utilize Handshake resources on how to best write and format both your resume and cover letter! Contact the Bastian Family Center for Career Success: firstname.lastname@example.org, stop in and see them (Alumni Hall - 222), or schedule an appointment. They are there to help! We expect both your resume and cover letter to be correctly formatted. Check out the examples and resources below from the Center for Career Success!
Listing interest in a specific position on the application does not guarantee a student will be offered an individual interview for that position. A candidate's application, individual interview, and overall team composition in each position are considered by supervisors when making hiring decisions. We encourage you to attend one of the tabling sessions to learn more about the process. If you have questions about the process please contact the Assistant Director for Campus Life, Amanda Dermer.
The Student Leader application opens January 4th on Handshake and is due no later than February 6th
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a student leader, we encourage you to attend a tabling session. Tabling sessions will include an interactive platform to learn additional details about the selection process and provide an opportunity for students to talk to supervisors and Student Leaders who currently hold the available positions.
Fall term tabling session:
Application Opens: January 4th
Winter term tabling sessions:
Applications Due: February 6th
Individual Interviews: Interview emails sent on February 9th/10th, interviews take place February 13th - 23rd
Decision letters sent: Feb. 27th
Acceptance due: March 3rd
Check out this positions conflict graphic to see what positions conflict and what positions can be held at the same time.
Apply by going to the Handshake job posting or by searching for "Student Leader" on Handshake! Remember, applications are due February 1st.
Student Leader Selection process and IDIS 130 goals:
By participating in the Student Leader Selection process and IDIS130 course, students will:
The IDIS 130 class and overall process is meant to be about more than a position and the practical job skills needed for that singular position. Ideally, students walk away with a better understanding of their identities (socially-constructed), strengths/opportunities for growth, and how these ‘things’ impact the ways in which they are seen by faculty/staff and their peers; They also learn how such constructs and experiences impact the work that they are able to do and how they themselves may support their success, and their peers’ success, at Knox. The Student Leader Selection process strives to meet the goal that students will be able to communicate how being a leader on campus helped them develop transferable skills for the workforce.