• Employee of the Month

    Student Employee of the Month

    University Recreation (UREC) is extremely proud of all of its student employees and the continuous hard work and dedication they put forth to making UREC better each day.  Each month, all areas select an Area MVP. Out of this group of MVP's, the Employee of the Month is selected.

    UREC Student Employee of the Month: Amy Ard

    Our December Employee of the Month is Amy Ard! Amy did a great job of keeping herself busy even when the gym was very slow. She showed great professionalism and excellent work ethic. She also showed up to work everyday during shutdown and maintained a positive attitude while she was working, even in a more relaxed environment. She has displayed a lot of dedication to UREC, and we appreciate her commitment and enthusiasm. Congratulations, Amy!

    Amy Ard Headshot

    Area MVPs

    Building Manager MVP: Arynn Pickvet

    Competitive Sports MVP: Area didn't have students working during December

    Events MVP: Imani Hepburn

    FitWell MVP: Area didn't have students working during December

    Marketing: Area didn't have students working during December

    WGO MVP: Trinity Dendy

    University Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on campus. We continue to seek students who are enthusiastic and dedicated, and exemplify professionalism, responsibility and initiative. UREC student employees benefit from an engaging and supportive work environment, where students can gain professional experiences and vital career development skills regardless of their career path.

  • Student Employment

    University Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on campus. We continue to seek students who are enthusiastic and dedicated, and exemplify professionalism, responsibility and initiative. UREC student employees benefit from an engaging and supportive work environment, where students can gain professional experiences and vital career development skills regardless of their career path.

    Current UREC Student Positions

    • Recreational Sports:  Officials, Program Assistants, IM Sports Manager
    • Fitness and Wellness:  Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Program Assistant, Lead Supervisor
    • Facility Operations:  Facility Assistant, Facility Technician, Facility Supervisor, Building Manager
    • Marketing:  Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer
    • Events:  Reservation Assistant, Event Assistant, Event Supervisor, Lead Supervisor
    • West Georgia Outdoors:  WGO Assistant (Climbing Wall and WGO Rental Center), WGO Supervisor and Trip Leader, WGO Manager and Trip Leader 

    Currently Hiring

    Job Benefits

    • Networking opportunities
    • Management experience
    • On-the-job training
    • Flexible hours
    • On-campus job
    • Transferable skills
    • Opportunity for advancement/raises

    Preferred Skills

    • Collaborative
    • Willingness to learn
    • Hard working
    • Responsible
    • Problem Solver
  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistants

    University Recreation at the University of West Georgia awards graduate assistantships in Competitive Sports, Event Operations, Facility Operations, Operations & Student Development, Fitness and Wellness, and Outdoor Recreation designed to provide practical experience and develop exceptional leaders in their field.

     Grad Assistants Group Picture Fall 20 - Spring 21

    Currently Hiring:

    Assistantships are 9.5 month appointments with a stipend of $7,600 in addition to full tuition provided with the option to continue work from May - July. Additional funds are allotted each year for professional development opportunities.

    Offers are contingent upon acceptance into a graduate program at UWG. Application information and deadlines for the graduate programs may be found on the UWG Graduate School website.

    Anticipated start date:  August 2021

    Application Procedure

    All qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, GPA and GRE scores to the direct position contact below. Preference will be given to applications received by January 8, 2021. Each job description is hyperlinked in graduate assistant position title below.

    Graduate Assistant positions for the 2021-2022 school year:

    More comprehensive information about these graduate assistants can be found in our Grad Assistant Packet PDF

    For more information, contact urec@westga.edu or 678-839-5500.

  • Practicum/Internships

    Practicum/Internship Opportunities with UREC

     University Recreation strives to offer students diverse and hands-on learning opportunities to enhance their personal and professional growth. UREC offers practicum and internship opportunities upon request. Please fill out the below form at least 4 weeks in advance. A UREC staff member will reach out to you to set up a meeting and to discuss this opportunity

    Practicum/Internship Application for working with UREC

    Please email your cover letter and resume to urec@westga.edu after you fill out and submit the above application.