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Students work on projects in the BeAM (Be A Maker) Design Center in Murray Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. February 15, 2019.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
Job ID: 8118
Job Description: The Be A Maker (BeAM) initiative at UNC is seeking motivated and service-oriented students who are interested in making to be Program Assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. Program Assistants are the first line of support for makerspace users, serving as the primary safety and customer service officers in 3 of the network makerspaces. Additionally, Program Assistants will provide educational tool training and workshops to users.
Special Notes: Based on performance, program assistants may have the opportunity to continue into the summer and/or next school year as well as having opportunities for advancement.

Availability Required: 7-12 hours a week. Work schedule may include days, evenings and weekend shifts based on availability.

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Lauren Thompson, a first-year exercise and sport science major, directs traffic at the entrance to the Student Union’s COVID-19 testing center on March 10, 2021, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)
Job ID: 9711
Job Description: The Carolina Together Ambassadors Program is recruiting UNC students for federal work-study opportunities on campus this fall. The Ambassador program supports the University’s response to COVID-19 by combining customer service, event management, and building operations support and promoting positive health behaviors and the COVID-19 Community Standards. Ambassadors will also play a pivotal role in helping welcome the Carolina community back to campus by supporting University-Sponsored Events such as Fall Fest and the Week of Welcome. Most importantly, ambassadors help to make Carolina’s campus friendlier, safer, easier to navigate, and a bit more like “home.” Undergraduate students eligible for federal work-study roles in Fall 2021 can apply by logging into JobX and searching for position 9711. Please direct questions to Nick Sengstaken at
Special Notes: Availability Required: A minimum of 10 hours per hours a week in 2-4 hour shifts. As much of the Carolina Together Ambassador Program will revolve around University-Sponsored events and Programming, Ambassadors will mostly be expected to work shifts between 5pm and 9pm. While there will be some consistent opportunities, work schedules will likely change week to week.
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An ITS Communications student worker photographs J. Michael Barker, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, in the ITS Franklin courtyard in June 2019. (Kelly Johnson/UNC-Chapel Hill)
Job ID: 9615
Job Description: For the 2021-22 academic year, the Communications unit within Information Technology Services seeks work-study eligible students who enjoy reporting and writing, know how to create posts in WordPress, and who are highly organized and detail oriented. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your technical know-how and storytelling abilities. Depending upon your interests, you may also work in and with graphic design, photography, Twitter and iContact.
Special Notes: You would work 10-12 hours per week (likely from home), with flexible hours.

We seek students who would like to grow with us over multiple semesters. We will customize your role to ensure you gain the experience to help propel your career upon graduation. Past student workers have gone on to work in marketing and public relations and attend law school.

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The Middle School Advocate role is designed for passionate individuals who believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students.
Job ID: 9757
Job Description: Student U is a community organization that uses the power of education, advocacy, and leadership to build a just and equitable Durham. Within
systems that perpetuate racism, poverty, other systemic injustices, and that fail to allocate resources equitably, Student U sees brilliant students and engaged families who know that they’re capable of incredible things. In order to break the cycle of poverty and help shape a new future for our city, we empower and equip first-generation college students in Durham Public Schools, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will transform our city for the better.
The Work: The Middle School Advocate role is designed for passionate individuals who believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students. Advocates will work daily throughout the school year with the same group or cohort of 15-20 middle school students, acting as an academic coach, and support for students. Advocates will work closely with schools, tutors and Student U staff to ensure that each of our students receives the support, intervention, and enrichment that they need to be the most successful academic, emotional, and social versions of themselves during the school year.
Special Notes: The job is on-site at WG Pearson Center, you would work 15-20 hours a week with students in mixed grade cohorts (6-8 grade). Please check out our website to learn more about our organization.
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The Peer Counselor will work within the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid located in Pettigrew Hall on-campus.
Job ID: 9697
Job Description: This position will provide independent support to the Counseling & Outreach team in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. There are two main goals for this position.

First: to support students and families that visit the office with questions about student aid by providing excellent service, answering basic questions, and connecting students to Financial Aid Counselors as needed.

Seecond: To facilitate outreach with current students and newly admitted students. In the fall semester, outreach efforts will focus on promoting FAFSA completion. This will include organizing, promoting, and facilitating FAFSA completion events. In the spring, outreach efforts will expand to include newly admitted students..

Special Notes: Peer Counselors are considered for promotions for the Spring semester and in future years. The work schedule will be shifts between 8am-5pm based on your schedule with some remote work hours.


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