Student Employment

at Associated Students, Inc.

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ASI employs more than 550 Cal Poly students in a wide variety of positions. On-campus employment through ASI provides valuable work experiences and a wide variety of leadership opportunities. Student employees are provided with the tools to develop their skills in a professional setting with an organization that prioritizes academics above all else.

Working for ASI


Student employment opportunities are offered year-round with flexible work schedules to accommodate academic commitments. Students can work in one of many areas of ASI, from the Cal Poly Recreation Center, University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center, and more. Students have the unique opportunity at ASI to work in a wide variety of positions. From officiating sports, to event planning, to guiding students through the great outdoors, or more administrative roles in human resources, accounting, and graphic design, there is a position for every interest or long-term career path.

asi cal poly recreation center staff on the climbing wall


We understand that academics come first, but also believe that a quality job experience prepares students for their careers after Cal Poly. As part of the employment experience at ASI, students will receive:

  • Professional development through Student Employee Learning Outcomes.
  • Ongoing performance feedback.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Sick leave.
  • Opportunities for advancement into leadership positions.
  • Eligibility for leave of absence to study abroad or professional internships.


Students currently enrolled at Cal Poly are eligible for employment with ASI. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six units per quarter for undergraduate students and four units per quarter for graduate students throughout their employment. Student employees, including work-study students, shall work no more than 20 hours per week during any week in which regular classes are scheduled.


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students

Students with DACA status are eligible for all student employment positions at ASI and are not required to disclose their status to ASI during any portion of the hiring or onboarding process. If hired for a position at ASI, students will be required to provide ASI Human Resources with original and unexpired documents that satisfy the I-9 requirements as set by the Department of Homeland Security. Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for a list of acceptable I-9 documentation.


International Students

International students currently enrolled at Cal Poly with a F-1 visa are eligible for employment with ASI. If hired for a position at ASI, students will be required to provide ASI Human Resources with a valid social security number prior to working their first shift. Please note, there is no fee to apply for a social security number, however processing can take between two weeks to several months.

For more information on how to obtain a social security number, please visit the Cal Poly International Center.


Required Certifications

The safety of our staff and participants is a top priority at ASI. Therefore, a number of our student staff positions require first aid and adult CPR/AED certifications. Please refer to the individual job posting for additional information regarding required certifications.
Applicants are not expected to be certified prior to accepting a position with ASI. If certifications are a requirement of the position, students will be informed of the required certifications for their position upon being hired and will be responsible for completing the necessary trainings. ASI does not cover the expenses associated with obtaining certifications.


Certification Guidelines:

Training must include physical testing (no online-only certifications will be accepted).

Certifications must expire within two years of certification date.

Certifications will only be accepted from the following agencies:

  • American Red Cross
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • National Safety Council
  • American Health and Safety Institute
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • Medic First Aid
  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute

Conflict of Interest

It is a conflict of interest for ASI to employ members of ASI Student Government and require those individuals to have the responsibility of governing and making decisions regarding the organization by which they are employed. Because of this conflict, it is necessary to separate the roles by not allowing a student to simultaneously hold a position in Student Government and be employed by ASI.

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Contact Information

General Contact

ASI Recruitment

Sarah Dowler

Assistant Coordinator — Human Resources (Recruitment)