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Student Employment OPPORTUNITIES


2013 GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

Qualifications: Student Leaders are responsible for fulfilling the mission of the GEAR-UP program, which is to encourage and prepare underrepresented students for post-secondary education. Student leaders must have a positive attitude, genuine interest in inspiring middle school students for success, respect for and interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, professionalism and desire to promote higher education. Positions are open to current undergraduate students who will be returning students in the fall.


Application Process:  Students may apply to one or both positions. All applications are due by Friday, March 1st by 5pm in the OAMI office, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Building. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. For more information, contact Courtney Vanderbilt or Vanita Sanders at (734) 936-1055.




Leaders and Best Program

Job Title: Academic Success Partner
Hourly Wage: $10 per hour
Length of Appointment: Fall Term 2013 through Winter Term 2014 (September 1, 2013- May 1, 2014)
Work Schedule: flexible, 5-10 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends
   ** Mandatory hours include Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm**


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Mentor first and second-year undergraduate students intensively throughout the academic year.
  2. Assist in implementing various LAB workshops, events and other program components.
  3. Serve as a tutor and/or study group leader in areas with proven academic strength.
  4. Regularly attend staff meetings, workshops and other LAB activities.
  5. Provide regular written reports and other documentation.


Application Requirements*

In order to be considered for one of the positions, applicants must submit:
1) A 2-3 page cover letter– letter must include the following:
    A.  Summary of qualifications
    B.  Why you are interested in the position
    C.  What are the major needs of first and second year students (specify specific needs for each year)
    D.  What advice would you give first year students on becoming academically successful at U-M
    E.  What advice would you give second year students on becoming academically successful at U-M
2) Resume (with your personal contact information, including e-mail address and phone number)
3) The full names and contact information (including phone number and e-mail) of 2-3 professional references (professors, advisors or past supervisors);
4) An up-to-date, official transcript from U-M (please submit a hard copy).




Please feel free to contact us with any questions.