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Student Job Opportunities



September 26, 2018

Sharpen your professional and research skills, earn extra money and gain valuable experience with these student job opportunities!

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Assistant (Work Study)

The College of Arts and Sciences is hiring a work study student for its Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Team! Applicants should be creative, organized and possess strong communication and time-management skills.

Projects include, but are not limited to: booking rooms and catering orders for College events, managing the College’s weekly events email, ordering promotional items, preparing marketing materials and assisting with day-of tasks for College events, scheduling meetings, writing and editing select college communications, and other duties as assigned.

Interested? Contact Diane Ketler, assistant director of marketing and communications, at dk882@drexel.edu.

Student Photographer

The College of Arts and Sciences is looking for a student photographer to take photos of the latest College happenings on campus. This staffer will be responsible for photographing College events, taking student and faculty portraits, and other assignments as they arise.

This is a paid student employee position. Applicants must be current Drexel students. Portfolios are required for all applicants. Must have experience with event photography and portraiture and own a 35mm camera.

Interested? Contact Diane Ketler, assistant director of marketing and communications, at dk882@drexel.edu.

“GOOD MORNING, NEIGHBORS” ON WKDU-FM

Drexel Edits, an organization for the support of nonprofit communication, is accepting applications for two students to host and produce on-air radio interviews for broadcast on WKDU-FM (91.7). This program, called “Good Morning, Neighbors,” is a series of bi-weekly, 30-minute interviews with local nonprofit organizations who are working to make Philadelphia neighborhoods a better place.

Radio Host

The host contributes to all performance aspects of the interviews including selecting interviewees, orienting and preparing interviewees, researching background information, conducting the interviews, and following up with the interviewees. All applicants for hosting this interview series should have the following:

  • Confidence in speaking and conversing with others
  • Self-starter attitude; ability to set and meet deadlines for self and others
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations

Preferred applicants will have one or more of the following:

  • Coursework in journalism, public relations, or interpersonal communications
  • Experience with or interest in on-air broadcasting or recorded voice work
  • Experience in volunteer work for nonprofit organizations

Producer

The producer contributes to all technical aspects of the interviews including recording, editing, producing, and preparing digital audio for on-air broadcast and online archiving. All applicants for producing this interview series should have the following:

  • Working knowledge or interest in digital audio production
  • Self-starter attitude; ability to set and meet deadlines for self and others
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations

Preferred applicants will have one or more of the following:

  • Experience with on-air broadcasting or recorded voice work
  • Coursework in digital audio or online media
  • Experience in volunteer work for nonprofit organizations

Interested students should contact Lawrence Souder, PhD, at ls39@drexel.edu or 215.895.2730.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

The Department of Sociology is looking for up to four students to assist the department administrator for the fall and winter term. There are two categories of position: the advertising and events assistants and the academic assistants.

Advertising and Event Assistants (Work Study)

Duties for advertising and events assistants include creating advertising materials and ad copy for sociology courses and events, as well as generating and managing content for the department Facebook pages. Students will also help to prepare for and host events.

Academic Administrative Assistants (Work Study)

Duties for academic assistants include supporting the department administrator in a variety of tasks including copying, filing, scanning, mail distribution, and support in the preparation and hosting of events. A successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Administrator on projects of department infrastructure and planning, both short and long term.

Qualifications for Assistant Positions:

Students should be able to carry out additional administrative tasks as assigned, such as typing/document formatting, printing, copying and distributing flyers. Duties will be flexible with student’s class schedule. We are in search of someone reliable and comfortable with self-direction.

Desired skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Proficient in Google Office Software (i.e. Google Drive)
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to make phone calls
  • Flexibility in task work
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

For Events and Advertising Assistants, experience with writing ad copy and news items or managing professional social media presence is a plus.

Location: 3201 Arch St., Suite 240

Interested students should contact Dorian Adams, department administrator, at dadams@drexel.edu.

Research Assistant

Claire Herbert, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, is looking for one research assistant to provide support for the following research projects:

  • a book project of illegal property use in Detroit
  • a study of informal educational practices in prisons
  • a new project studying ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) in Northwest Philadelphia

For all three projects, the research assistant should be prepared to do a variety of tasks related to social science research, including:

  • Gathering and/or verifying data via reliable internet sources
  • Gathering and writing reviews of scholarly literature
  • Conducting short interviews via phone
  • Assisting with maintaining an online archive of written, spoken, and artistic works from incarcerated individuals
  • Assisting with the creation of a survey of Northwest Philadelphia residents, and potentially helping administer the survey depending on time frame

Qualifications:

  • Prior coursework in the social sciences
  • Excellent reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Good verbal skills and comfort making phone calls to city authorities or other officials in Detroit
  • Experience searching for and gathering scholarly articles and reliable data using the internet

Depending on the pace of work, there may be opportunities for co-authorship on a report for the City of Philadelphia’s planning department and/or a scholarly article related to the use and impact of ADU/in-law suite apartments. The RA is encouraged to identify research areas of interest related to these projects and pursue them further in course-related research projects/assignments or otherwise.

Payment is $10 per hour, and most work can be done remotely. Work hours are flexible, but will average between 10 and 20 hours per week. The student must be able to commit to working fall and winter quarters, with the possibility to extend the work through spring quarter.

They must also have reliable access to a computer and the internet.

Interested students should send a CV/résumé and a list of courses taken to Claire Herbert, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, at ch922@drexel.edu. Short interviews may be conducted for this position.