Phonathon Student Employment

What is Phonathon? Is it for you?

Cal State LA's Phonathon is an annual philanthropy program run by the Office of Annual Giving that links Cal State LA alumni and friends of the university to current students, particularly our Annual Giving Student Assistants. Every year we employ up to 16 students to act as ambassadors for Cal State LA to help us raise vital support for students. Our Annual Giving Student Assistants not only ask for philanthropic support, but they also share experiences and stories with alumni and friends cementing their tie to Cal State LA. The connections built by our student assistants, aid us in achieving our mission for meeting our student's educational needs and helping them succeed.

Working at the Cal State LA Phonathon program will provide you with the opportunity to attain a variety of transferrable skills that will serve you for a lifetime, in areas such as:

  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Non-Profit
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Networking
  • Teamwork


Phonathon is not for everyone. 

Annual Giving Student Assistants must be proud to be Cal State LA Golden Eagles, and be willing and able to create a relationship with alumni and friends in order to solicit gifts needed to support the Cal State LA Fund. The Cal State LA Phonathon is one of the direct forms of contact that alumni and friends of the university receive so it is important that you do your best on each call to engage and encourage them to support Cal State LA.

Phonathon has an impact on Cal State LA.

As part of the Annual Giving program, Phonathon plays an important part in Cal State LA's fundraising endeavors. Our Annual Giving Student Assistant's play a key role in acquiring and retaining donors for Cal State LA. Every year annual giving raises up to $400,000 to support the greatest needs of the campus. The more money and number of donors raised for Cal State LA the more that the university can focus on providing a top-tier quality education along with practical experiences transferable into the workforce.

Qualifications To Apply:

  • Must be a Cal State LA student in good standing with the University
  • Must have a GPA 2.0 or Higher
  • Must be able to provide identification for employment eligibility. 

If you think that you have what it takes and want to help your fellow students:

Apply today!

Please  click here to complete the Student Assistant Employment Application and return it to the Office of Annual Giving, by emailing it to [email protected] 


For more information, please contact us at (323) 343-4866.