• Student 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: Nick Rideaux

    Nick was chosen for the September EOM because of his dedication and hard work in his position, to which he was recently promoted. As a Competitive Sports Program Assistant, he works many, many hours and always has a positive attitude while on and off shift. He demonstrates phenomenal leadership skills and exceeds the expectations of his role each and every day. He works to better himself, motivates others to do their best, and does his job exceptionally well. We appreciate all Nick does for Competitive Sports and UREC! Congratulations!


    Nick Rideaux Headshot- Sept EOM

    Area MVPs

    Building Manager MVP: Gabby Whatley

    Events MVP: Kendall Dandridge

    Facilities MVP: Christian Griffith

    FitWell MVP: Will Ferrell

    Marketing: Kayla Henderson

    WGO MVP: Caleb Chastain

    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

    We are currently hiring for facilty and events assistants. Applications will open October 19 - Nov. 3. Check back here for direct links to apply online.

    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

    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

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

  • 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.

     UREC graduate assistants for the fall 19 through spring 20 school year

    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:  Aug. 3, 2020

    Graduate Assistant positions for the 2020-2021 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.

  • Full-time Professional Staff

    Professional Staff

    University Recreation at the University of West Georgia is comprised of 11 full-time professional staff including a Director, Associate Director of Operations, Associate Director of Programs, Assistant Director of Facilities and Events, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, Business Operations Coordinator, Marketing and Promotions Coordinator,  Facilities Coordinator, and an Events Coordinator.

    Currently Hiring

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