The Office of Undergraduate Research is recruiting peer mentors to assist with the 2018 summer research programs at Virginia Tech.

 

Position description and compensation: Student wage; up to 20 hours/week; $12/hr; Appointment from May 14 through July 27, inclusive.

Job Description: Support services for summer undergraduate research programs at Virginia Tech. Duties include, but not limited to, mentoring summer research students, facilitating social activities, setting up and running weekly group meetings, creating media and related content for website and publications, and generally representing the Office of Undergraduate Research at large. Chaperone students on field trips, which may include driving a 12-seater van. Other office related support as assigned. Possibly deliver at least one information session/workshop on how to get involved in undergraduate research. Must be available to assist with the all-day summer conference (on 7/26/18) and weekly group meetings (W, 4-5pm).

Qualifications: Undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience conducting undergraduate research, particularly as part of an organized STEM program (eg SURF, Scieneering, any REU, etc). Excellent communication and writing skills. Outstanding organizational and people skills. Familiar with video and camera equipment. Current driver’s license and good driving record.

Applications will only be accepted online: https://tinyurl.com/2018OURpeermentors

Application deadline EXTENDED: April 4, 2018 at noon

Other Requirements: As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the name and e-mail address of someone who has personal knowledge of your work ethic, interpersonal skills, and quality of work, as your supervisor. Your listed reference will be asked to complete a brief survey and indicate whether or not they would recommend you for the position of peer mentor. Evaluations must be received by April 6 at 9am.

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Keri Swaby (kswaby@vt.edu).