Desk Receptionists

Interested in the Desk Receptionist Position?

The Desk Receptionist (DR) position is the most visible position in the Office of Residence Life serving as the initial representative of the residence hall or apartment building on Marquette’s campus.  The DR is first and foremost, a safety and security checkpoint for the building.  DRs maintain a high standard of customer service when interacting with both residents/tenants of the residence halls/apartments as well as parents, facilities staff, and people outside of the university community. 

The ideal DR candidate is a current student who has customer service experience, a minimum 2.00 GPA, and a desire to make an impact on the residence hall and apartment communities. Quality candidates will have a commitment to personal integrity, the ability to collaborate with team members, and demonstrate leadership characteristics in problem solving, interpersonal skills, and communication.

To learn more, check out the following link for more information:

Applications Available

Applications are now available for apartment and residence hall DRs for 2018-2019. Applications are available via Handshake.


DR Selection for Academic Year 2018-19

Application Information

Applications are available through Handshake. View the 2018-19 DR Application here. Applications must be received by NOON on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

 Application for the DR position includes the following:

  • Handshake Application: A current resume and cover letter submitted through the Handshake application.
  • Interview: Selection of a 30-minute interview slot on April 5 or April 6 via Handshake. This option will be made available after uploading your resume and cover letter to the DR position.
  • Survey: Completion of the DR Candidate Survey, available here:
  • Letter of Recommendation: Share the following link with one reference. Please ask your reference to complete their recommendation via our form by Tuesday, April 3rd at Noon. The form is available here:

If you have questions about using Handshake, stop in to Career Services, Holthusen Hall, 1st floor.


Selection Timeline

Interview Sign Ups – Through Handshake
Interview sign-ups will occur on a rolling basis beginning on March 20th and continuing through April 3rd.

Application Deadline - Tuesday, April 3, at Noon 

Interview Day
Thursday, April 5, or Friday, April 6, 2018

Notification of Application Status
Thursday, April 26, 2018


Important Candidate Dates

If hired, please note the following dates:

Summer DR Training | For any new hire DRs working in the summer | Monday, May 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Location TBA

August DR Training | For ALL Desk Receptionists, new and returning | Sunday, August 19, at 4 p.m. through Wednesday, August 22, at 5 p.m.

Residence Hall DRs | For ALL Residence Hall DRs | Plan to be available to begin shifts as early as Thursday, August 23.

An hourly wage is provided for all training participation.