Student Employment Opportunities
Project ACCESO has a number of paid student assistant positions each year. Priority is given in hiring for these positions to students who
- Have had experience working with a diverse and/or under-served population and
- Possess cultural knowledge related to a diverse population and/or under-served population
In order to be eligible for a student assistant position, you must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and you must be majoring in STEM. Individual student assistant positions may have added expectations.
Student Assistant Position Descriptions
Specific student assistant positions that are available on the grant include:
STEM Tutors: Students provide tutoring at the STEM Center for STEM courses offered on the CI campus.
STEM Research Assistants--Academic Year: Students are paid to conduct research with a CI STEM faculty member and to present their research at the Sage Faculty-Student Research Forum at the end of the Spring semester.
STEM Research Assistants--Summer Research Institute: Students are paid for a three week research experience supervised by a CI STEM faculty member. The Summer Research Institute is held in June of each year.
STEM Outreach Assistants: Students develop and implement STEM outreach activities at K-12 schools and help foster an interest from K-12 students in pursuing STEM as a career.
STEM Transfer Mentors: Students in this position are trained in advising of transfer students to a four-year institution as well as the requirements of specific STEM majors at CI, and then use this knowledge to provide mentoring of community college students at our regional community colleges (Oxnard College, Moorpark College, Santa Barbara City College, and Ventura College). The mentoring will be conducted through both on-site and on-line conferencing. Travel required for this position.
STEM Peer Mentors (Posse Leaders): Students in this position provide peer mentoring to a small group of STEM majors and mentor them regarding their coursework and progress toward a degree.
STEM Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Leaders: Students in this position are selected by faculty to coordinate small-group learning sessions designed to enhance students' success in a gateway STEM class.