Student Employment Opportunities

Our department offers Lab Assistant positions to students who are looking for part-time on-campus employment. The School has established hiring policies to ensure that students who apply for a job are considered on the basis of their resumes and recommendations.

Resumes are reviewed, qualifications are determined, and then interviews are scheduled. Once prospective employees are interviewed, hiring decisions are made.

That being said, the School receives a large number of resumes every semester. It is not uncommon to have 40-60 resumes for lab assistants in any given semester. The number of potential positions is much lower than the number of resumes we receive. As such, we may not be able to get back to everyone who applies for a position, even though we strive to do so.

The School hires a number of lab assistants in order to fill the staffing requirements of our two computer labs in Becton Hall (Rooms 302 & 304). Typically, this means that in order to have complete coverage of the labs during their scheduled hours, the School hires anywhere from 3 to 5 lab assistants for a given semester.

What We Look For

The main function of a lab assistant is to perform routine tasks around the lab.  These include: cleaning the lab (sweeping, washing desktop surfaces, cleaning monitors, taking out the trash, filling the printers with paper, etc.), opening & closing the lab, monitoring the lab to prevent loss (theft or damage of equipment), and to maintain a clean and orderly environment. If you do not like the thought of performing the aforementioned tasks, then being a lab assistant is not for you! We are looking for individuals who consider responsibility one of their best traits.

The next things we consider important for all applicants are: their ability to program (C++, C#, JAVA, Visual Basic), familiarity with client-server infrastructure, the ability to use standard desktop applications, and their ability to communicate clearly with others.

In the interest of fairness, we tend to hire both graduate level and undergraduate level lab assistants equally.  (Even though the graduate level applicants may have more work experience.)

If you have an interest in working as a lab assistant, please submit your resume with a cover letter stating the following:

  • The degree program you are currently enrolled in.
  • Your student ID number.
  • Which semester(s) you are seeking employment for.
  • The reason(s) you are interested in working in the labs.

E-mail your resume, cover letter, and recommendation letter(s) in .txt or .pdf format to Mr. Tayfun Altuntas at

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