Student Employment

Looking for a way to earn some extra cash without leaving the campus? We invite all students to consider working in Ball State University Dining.

Our starting wage for student employees is higher than minimum wage and among the highest on campus, and we offer raises for longevity.

Student Positions

We hire the following positions at our dining locations and catering services:

  • dishwashers
  • baristas
  • kitchen production assistants

These jobs require no special skills or experience.

University Catering is also looking for high-energy, enthusiastic students interested in the following experiences:

  • presidential events
  • football games
  • alumni events
  • private parties
  • off-campus events


Because we know you have a full life, we can be very flexible with your hours. You will work up to 20 hours per week. If possible, we try to accommodate students who want to work in their own residence hall.

How to Apply for Student Positions

Do these opportunities sound good? If so, we invite you to view our job postings on the Career Center’s Cardinal Career Link online portal, then apply.

Find a Position

We are committed to creating a safe environment for all who eat on campus. The University is taking several steps to advance the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. We appreciate your understanding and patience.