Student jobs in the College of Education
Paid opportunities with College-affiliated offices, centers, clinics, and projects
Programs and faculty within the College of Education hire students throughout the year for various research, educational, and administrative activities.
Seeking One Undergraduate Assistant for Fall 2019 With Opportunity for Immediate Hire (Summer 2019) and/or Continuation to Spring 2020
The UIC College of Education is seeking one undergraduate Make Good Lab Assistant to work with the Maker- in-Residence Doctoral Fellow to assist in coordination of the Make Good Lab, a high-tech, creative space for tinkering, crafting, prototyping and exploring solutions to real-world and community-based problems. This position will be paid at the undergraduate employee rate of $10.20 per hour for 10 hours of work each week. Ideally, the person filling this position will start immediately and will be hired through Fall 2019. Contingent on positive performance evaluations, there is the potential for continuing beyond Fall 2019.
The Make Good Lab Assistant will be responsible for working with the Make Good Lab Maker-in-Residence to assist in coordinating the UIC College of Education Make Good Lab. This undergraduate Assistant will assist the Maker-in-Residence in designing and implementing educational and training classes for users of the Make Good Lab and ensuring the safety and competency of those using the facilities. The Assistant will assist in the day-to-day functions of the MGL and work to open the MGL to on- campus and off-campus communities. As a requirement of the position, the Assistant will need to be onsite at the Make Good (located on the first floor of ETMSW) for all of these hours each week, and these hours will need to be during the daytime.
- Fulfill all duties as assigned by the Maker-in-Residence and/or Make Good Lab Directors
- Maintain and monitor use of equipment and machines in the lab
- Ensure user safety by identifying hazards proactively and intervening in unsafe situations
- Assist the Maker-in-Residence in consulting and tutorials for faculty, staff, students, and community makers including helping to design and lead teaching workshops and professional development
- Assist in engaging community members in projects in the Make Good Lab, including through planning, organizing, and/or leading summer camps
- Be a welcoming face to and steward of the Make Good Lab
- Lead tours and work to advance the mission of the Make Good Lab
- Assist in documenting user activity
- Identify and research new technologies and equipment to meet community needs
- Manage stock levels of materials and maintain organization of materials
- Assist in managing lab IT including the website, desktop computers, and security systems
- Assist in training guests on equipment use and supporting all lab users as needed
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Development and Learning, or related field
- Preferred experience working with youth and/or children
- Excellent communication, organization, project and task management, self-motivation, and computer skills required
- Prior experience preferred in makerspace, digital media production, and/or fabrication environments
- Preferred experience in using makerspace equipment and machines, digital media production tools and software, and/or fabrication technologies.
If interested, please send a resume AND one-page letter of interest via email to
Loretta Foote Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Becca Woodard (email@example.com),
and Nate Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 12.
Reach out to Becca or Nate if you have any questions.
Graduate Assistant: Recruitment at the College of Education
This position supports recruitment efforts across UIC’s College of Education programs through the implementation of integrated marketing and recruitment strategies necessary to meet the enrollment goals of the College. Based on campus within the Office of Student Services, the Graduate Assistant will represent the University’s interests through normal admissions and recruitment communication channels, during high profile campus events and to a wide range of constituents (e.g. community leaders and organizations, parents and students). This position reports to the Director of Recruitment.
To apply, please send a resume to Natalie Leoni, director of recruitment, at email@example.com.
Research (academic credit) opportunities
Are you a student interested in working with faculty at the College of Ed to gain research experience and academic credit? See below.
Be a research assistant for the Diverse Families and School Readiness Lab and earn course credit
- Are you interested in an opportunity to build your qualitative research skills?
- Are you detail-oriented, self-motivated, and interested in ethnic-racial families, school achievement, and home-school collaborations in early childhood?
From Head Start to Kindergarten: Connecting Latino Families and Schools
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project explores how preschools, elementary schools, and families facilitate low-income, Latino preschoolers’ transition to kindergarten. The project is based on qualitative interviews with teachers, parents, and preschoolers, as well as neighborhood observations, and photographs from Latino parents!
EXAMPLE OF TASKS
- Transcribe Spanish or English teacher interviews
- Analyze qualitative data
- Code qualitative data
- Complete literature review searchers and summaries
- Complete assigned tasks accurately and on time by keeping a detailed record of hours and tasks
Register for 1 – 3 credit hours of EPSY 396
- 1hr = 3hrs a week
- 2hrs = 6hrs week
- 3hrs = 9hrs a week
- Bilingual – Native Spanish speaker (Preferred but not required )
- Current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
- Reliable, detail-oriented, and attentive
- Students will have the opportunity to…
- Travel and present at local and national conferences
- Be co-authors in publications
- Build relationships with early childhood centers, teachers, and staff
If you are interested in joining the Diverse Families and School Readiness Lab, please send Dr. Coba (firstname.lastname@example.org) a short paragraph explaining why you’re interested in joining her lab and the name/contact information of an academic reference (professor or graduate student).