Student Leader Selection

Student Activities and Leadership Development

2023-24 selection timeline

Monday, January 30: Applications open
Friday, February 10: Applications close (12:00 PM)
February 13-28: Interviews take place
Friday, March 3: Offer letters sent

Student Leader Selection is a collaboration between multiple Student Affairs offices to identify and hire students for various leadership positions across campus. These are paid student employee positions through which students have the chance to impact campus in real and positive ways with leadership and campus community engagement. Student Leader Selection allows students to complete one application to indicate interest in multiple positions.

Student leader positions

Available positions for the 2023–2024 academic year, as well as their corresponding job descriptions, can be found below. Please note that students may apply for multiple positions through the common application, but will only be selected for up to one academic year position.

Position Office/program area  Contact
Peer Wellness Educator  Counseling and Health Services Katy Rimstad
New Student Mentor (First Year and Transfer) New Student Programs Patrick Haught
Resident Assistant  Residential Life Yolanda Hansen
Summer Resident Assistant  Residential Life Yolanda Hansen
Summer Conference Assistant  Residential Life Yolanda Hansen
Hamline University Programming Board Student Activities Aly Granholm
Student Activities and Leadership Development Coordinator Student Activities Patrick Haught


In addition to the job-related duties outlined in the position descriptions, below are characteristics and requirements we seek in student leader candidates:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Dependable
  • Open minded to difference
  • Ability to balance priorities
  • Hard working
  • Dedicated to position
  • Pride in Hamline University
  • Organized
  • Ability to hold people accountable
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals and audiences
  • Comfortable speaking in front of small and larger groups
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA


Be prepared to complete the application once you have started. You will not be able to save and continue the application at a later time. We encourage you to write your answers to the questions below in a Microsoft Word or Google document, and at the time of applying, copy and paste your answers into the fields provided. By doing this, you not only finish the application without losing information, but you also have the opportunity to grammatically check your writing before submission.

The essay questions for the application are:

  • Why are you interested in the student leadership position(s) for which you have applied? 
  • How will you use a leadership position to impact the campus community in a positive way? 
  • How will you challenge yourself to learn and grow in regards to diversity and social justice?
  • Often student leaders are role models on campus. What does being a role model mean to you?   

You are also encouraged to prepare a resume, as you will be required to upload a current resume as part of your application. Please consider contacting the Career Development Center for assistance with developing your resume and your interview skills.


Although you will complete a single online application form for all of the positions available through the selection process, each hiring office will be conducting their own separate interviews. This is important to note because the interview process may differ greatly for each position that you apply for. For example, one position may require you to participate in a group process interview and an individual interview, while another position may only schedule an individual interview for the top applicants. Be sure to take your time and note the specific requirements for EACH position, prior to submitting your application. 

Additionally, please note that you are not guaranteed an interview upon submitting your application. Once applications have been submitted, students will be contacted with information regarding how to sign up for an interview time or a note confirming they are not being advanced to the next round in the process.