Student Employment Opportunities

Part Time Employment Opportunities

A message from a previous student worker:

“To tell the truth, when I first came to work for DSO, I would have worked anywhere. I was starting grad school and simply needed ANY job to pay my bills. My dad, on the other hand, was extremely happy that I am doing a job that is directly/indirectly aimed at helping fellow students. I was happy too, but what mattered at that time was that I had a job. Yes, at times I would feel responsible and happy that I am doing something which was helping others, little did I know at that time how it would affect me. All the while, when I was thinking that I am helping others, the truth was I was more in the need of help from the students I was working for. I needed them more than they needed me.
I remember one incident very clearly which changed my outlook. I had a little disagreement with my roommate and I was feeling depressed when I went to take notes for a girl. She was struggling to answer a question asked by the teacher, she was struggling to manage everything. It dawned upon me all of a sudden that she was struggling every second in life and she was winning. She is an amazing person and an excellent student. I felt so shallow, lost! I nearly cried. I felt that there was so much to learn from people around me.

I feel blessed to have had a chance to work with DSO. It changed me a lot, for better. I feel inspired. I do not know if I will ever get to say this again in my life – I loved my job.”

 

The Disability Services Office has an ongoing need for student workers to assist with access for students with disabilities.  Opportunities range from taking notes for students in their courses to writing student’s answers on tests.  See below for a complete description.  Many assignments are for the entire semester, while some are sporadic and on a substitute basis.  All assignments are on an “as needed” basis and may not always be regularly scheduled.  We will send general email announcements to the applicant list when a position is needed.

The following list of job descriptions includes positions within the DSO, as well as other positions related to assistive technology and persons with disabilities. These positions are constantly changing.   These positions are for current NC State students only.  For a complete listing of positions at NC State University, see the Employment Opportunities web page.

Classroom/Access Assistants

Tasks: Work one on one, in person, with assigned student to assist with classroom/laboratory work (physical academic tasks; note taking; scribing; writing out and solving problems in class activities; manipulating equipment and materials as needed; active use of textbook, etc) and/or provide audio description of of visually presented materials in class.
Hours: Flexible and largely dependent upon the student’s schedule.
Qualifications: You must be able to perform in the course subject area, you must have good communication and academic skills, you must be dependable and willing to commit to work for the entire semester(unless you are serving as a substitute).

Pay:$9.00 per hour.

Note-Takers

Tasks:  Attends and takes notes each class session
Hours: Flexible and largely dependent upon the student’s schedule.

Qualifications: Excellent penmanship, good communication and academic skills, you must be dependable and willing to commit to work for the entire semester (unless you are serving as a substitute).  Knowledge of the subject matter is preferred for technical, foreign language, math, and science classes.

Pay:$9.00 per hour.

Test Proctor

Tasks: Proctor students taking tests.
Hours: Flexible and largely dependent upon the student’s schedule and final exams. Scribes are hired at various times throughout the semester.  Most proctors are typically hired during final exams.
Qualifications: Highly responsible, mature, and trustworthy applicants need only to apply.
Pay:$9.00 per hour.

Scribe

Tasks: Writes for a student while he or she dictates during an exam. Records word for word dictated desired changes in spelling, sentence structure, etc.
Hours: Flexible and largely dependent upon the student’s schedule and final exams. Scribes are hired at various times throughout the semester.
Qualifications: Highly responsible, mature, and trustworthy applicants need only to apply.
Pay:$9.00 per hour.

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