Technology Help Desk Work Study Application


The Technology Help Desk seeks aspiring information professionals with a passion and interest for helping people with computing problems and the technical skills to resolve them in a timely and effective manner. If you have an interest in working with us, please complete an application. We’ll help determine whether we have any openings that fit your skills and interest.

You do not need to be a CS or MIS major to work at the Help Desk! We do no programming. What is required is to have a high level of interest and higher than average knowledge of computer hardware and software. Audio Visual experience is also useful.

Most importantly, applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills, including good oral and written communication. We also want to see a demonstrated ability to adapt and learn quickly on the job.

Position Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hardware support and maintenance
  • Software installation and configuration
  • Equipment delivery
  • Classroom technology support – Audio-Visual equipment
  • Routine lab maintenance and stocking
  • Support new ResNet users
  • Troubleshoot ResNet problems
  • No study time while on duty expected
  • One (1) week of training before Fall semester required (room, board, and hourly pay provided)


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable with computer related technology
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts
  • Ability to teach in one-on-one situations
  • Comfortable working with students, faculty, and staff
  • Available for at least 2 hour shifts
  • Desire to gain work experience rather than study time
  • Second semester First-Year and Sophomore students preferred


  • On-going training
  • Opportunities to advance in positions requiring advanced skills
  • Develop troubleshooting skills
  • Develop and build upon your fluency with information technology
  • Responsibilities and expectations that reflect your status as a valued employee
  • Be part of a team that changes the way we use technology at Luther
  • Resume builder with technical support and customer service experience
  • Networking for side jobs and with Help Desk alumni


What Help Desk student staff say about their work …

  • “Best work experience that you can get out of work study.”
  • “It helps me with my major and I do enjoy helping people.”
  • “I like the work environment at the Help Desk. I also like seeing the reactions, i.e. the look of relief, of people you helped, especially when it is clear they have been frustrated over something.”
  • “I like helping people and learning new things about technology.”
  • “I found out that Help Desk has the most comfortable environment around whole on-campus jobs in Luther.”
  • “If you want, you can learn lots of things. If you don’t want, you still will.”
  • The coolest managers on the whole campus and coolest people to work with.”
  • “Interactive environment.”
  • “Looks good on your resume.”
  • “I like that the job asks a lot of out of an individual to work as a group and find conclusions to basic and complex problems. Also I like that there are many things we do for the campus.”

Application Instructions


Enter the requested information to the best of your ability. If you are a First-Year student and your Luther GPA is not yet available, enter ‘N/A’. If your major is not yet decided, answer ‘Undecided’.


Please provide two on-campus references.


Please list the two work experiences that you believe best demonstrates your ability to work effectively on the Help Desk team. In the sections titled Significance, this is your chance to describe the type of work you did and how it demonstrates that the Help Desk is a good fit for you.

Personal Statement

This is your chance to describe how the Help Desk is a good fit for you. If you felt constrained by restricting your comments to formal work experience, this section is your opportunity to shine a light on other experiences or areas of your life that may have prepared you for the Help Desk.

Link to Application Form

Application Form

Additional Comments

Use this section to tell us anything that we should know but forgot to ask.