Student IT Consultant

The College of Engineering Computing Services employs student workers in a variety of ways. Our students are often asked to do many different things in our employ, from cleaning viri and malware off of computers, deploying lab computers, cleaning labs, checking our presentation systems, recording distance classes, and even web development. Some of these things you may already know, others we might teach you, but if you work for us, you will be introduced to many different aspects of the IT world.

Applicants should:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate student, preference will be given to Engineering students, but it is not a requirement.
  • Have strong general computer skills.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to work at least 10 to 20 hours per week when classes are in session, in blocks of at least 2 full hours.
  • All students are required to have at least one evening M-F that they are available to work 5pm-8pm. This remains to be required throughout your employment with CECS.
  • All students are also required to have at least one 3 hour shift availability on Saturday and/or Sunday. We have limited work on the weekends, so you won't be scheduled often if you don't prefer it.
  • While our Student IT Consultants are required to have some evening and weekend availability, we have very few hours outside of 8am-5pm. Keep in mind that not giving much availability M-F 8-5 will probably disqualify you from consideration, and will definitely prevent you from getting many hours, if hired.

Possible job responsibilities include:

  • Providing end-user IT support for college faculty and staff, including desktop PCs/Macintoshs, peripherals, and network devices.
  • Troubleshooting and supporting college multimedia presentation systems and student lab computers and printers.
  • Diagnosing and fixing hardware and software issues.
  • Installing and configuring software packages.
  • Installing new hardware in PCs and laptops.
  • Documenting work done.
  • Recording classes in DUE 0093, 0096, 0097.
    • Make sure recordings start and end on time.
    • Make sure cameras are set up and controlled the way the professors want.
    • Be able to run equipment in the recording classrooms.
  • Clean and maintain computer and electronic equipment .
  • Developing and maintaining a variety of engineering web sites.
  • Developing modules and themes for the Drupal content management system.
  • Programming and maintaining custom PHP web applications.

Applicants must

  • Maintain an enrollment of at least 6 hours/semester.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Be capable of working effectively without close supervision.
  • Be able to follow directions.
  • Be able to independently resolve issues using a variety of resources.
  • Have strong customer relations skills such as courtesy, responsibility, diligence and helpfulness.
  • Be trainable on the use of a video recording board and computer.
  • Have prior experience in IT technical support and end user support.
  • Be able to install/configure computer hard drives, memory, and other computer internal components.
  • Be familiar with computer peripherals (e.g., monitors, printers) and their installation and configuration.
  • Be familiar with common software packages (MS Office, etc).
  • Be able to physically lift, move and carry computers, monitors, and printers (up to 50 lbs).


Once you have submitted the application, be patient. Do not call us to check on the status, your application will be processed and we will reply by email.

Contact information
If hired, this phone number will be listed on our internal/private Staff Directory, and will be used for texting you about work related events. As part of this position, you are required to maintain a current phone number that has sufficient texting to allow us to use it to communicate with you while you are working.
Briefly tell us why you think you are qualified to work for the College of Engineering Computing Services unit. What skills do you bring that would be valuable?
Student status
Work availability
Business hours (8am-5pm) Monday-Friday that you have available in the current semester

Example: 8a-10a, 2p-5p; Please list all times you are available for work. Enter 'none' if you cannot work on any particular day. Available blocks MUST be at least 2 hours in length and be within normal business hours of 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday. Failure to follow this requirement will disqualify you from consideration for this position.

Remember to give yourself time to get to/from classes or other engagements, as you will be scheduled based on these hours, and you need to be here on-time and stay until the end of your scheduled shift.

Remember that at least one day MUST include 5pm-8pm availability to be considered for this position, more than one is appreciated.

Please indicate the maximum number of hours/week you are able to work. The minimum for these positions is 10.
List when you would be available to work on Saturday/Sunday, for at least 3 hours between 8am-5pm.
Previous Experience
Please start with your current employer, if any, and work back from there. If you are currently employed, please note this and if you plan to continue working there if you get this position. Please note that anybody you list here or below in the references are subject to being contacted to inquire about your work habits and skills, unless you specify otherwise.
Name, Company, Phone Numbers of up to 3 individuals that we can contact about your work experience.
Skill Assessment
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Windows 7/Vista
Windows XP
DOS/Command Line
*nix (Linux, BSD, etc)
Mac OS X
Bash/Command line

Please list any other relevant technologies and your skill/experience with them.

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