Job Application

CIS and NSM Course Assistant Application

In conjunction with the NSM coalition and the Gordon Career Center, CIS students developed an application form to use when hiring Course Assistants. The students remind faculty that the best academic student in the class is not always the best CA, as they don’t always understand the struggles other students may be having with the material. We encourage faculty members to consider a diverse range of abilities when selecting CAs and think that this form will help you to do so.  The form may be used in place of requiring a resume and cover letter but does not replace the Handshake application.

All hourly campus jobs – including Course Assistant positions – must be posted to Handshake to be advertised to all Wesleyan students. The CA Application Form does not replace posting a job on Handshake. It is a supplemental application material that can be linked to the Handshake posting’s Application Instructions section. To learn more about posting a job on Handshake, visit the On-Campus Employers website ( or email

If you have any questions about the Course Assistant application form or process, please contact Anika (