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Virginia Tech will host a limited Conference Season for summer 2021. There are many restrictions and guidelines in place for visiting groups. For more details, please email Darryl McCallum at

Unfortunately, there will not be an on-campus housing option for 2021 Commencement.

**Applications for Summer 2020 are now CLOSED.**

Conference and Guest Services - Summer Jobs Listings

Each summer, Conference and Guest Services hosts more than 100 conferences and over 12,000 guests on campus. We are looking for an outstanding group of students to fill our summer staff positions that will play a vital role in providing services to our guests this summer.

There are many benefits to working with our program--a competitive wage, the possibility of free housing, and in some cases, a free meal with each shift worked. Hospitality and Tourism Management students can earn credit toward their field study hours.

If you are not currently enrolled as a student Virginia Tech, please download this Fillable .PDF version of the application: CGS Application.  Students enrolled at Virginia Tech should use the Housing and Residence Life StarRez portal, and follow the Employment Opportunities link in the top menu.

Chief Objective of Positions

Conference and Guest Services positions provide services for approximately 100 summer camps and conferences for over 15,000 guests each summer. Employees will work with guests and conference/camp sponsors to ensure a positive experience at Virginia Tech. As an employee, you may be responsible for handling tasks such as check-in/check-out, conference management, preparation of linens and amenities, keycard control, dining and catering arrangements, and other tasks as required.

The available positions are: Conference Aide, Desk Assistant Manager, Set-up Crew Manager and Assistant Manager, Desk Attendants, and Conference Set-up Crew. In order to apply, you must go to the Housing and Residence Life StarRez portal, and follow the Employment Opportunities link in the top menu. If you have any questions, please call 540.231.5721 or email Conference and Guest Services. Application review will begin Monday, February 25, 2019 and will continue until all positions are filled.

For more information, please read over the position descriptions.

Application Instructions

  1. Gather Information
    Gather all documents needed to complete the application process before starting. Suggested information includes your complete education history, references, and employment information, plus any electronic documents you plan to attach to your application (Resume, CV, etc.).
  2. Search Posting
    Go to and select Employment Opportunities from the top menu.  Select "Conferences" as the position for which you would like to apply.
  3. Create an Electronic Application
    Follow the steps to create an account (or sign in if you have an account already) and complete the state application. You must click “Certify and Submit” to complete the application process. Note: The more information you provide on your application, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities, and qualifications. Attaching a resume is not a substitute for completing the application form (both must be completed to be considered for employment).
  4. Managing your Application
    If you have questions about student employment, contact Conference and Guest Services at 540.231.5721 or by email, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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