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Student Involvement & Employment

Student clubs and organizations are a great way to make friends, build connections on campus, and gain leadership skills outside of the classroom. Working as a teaching or learning assistant builds your academic and learning skills, and develops great relationships with your professors and fellow students. Check out the many opportunities to get involved within our department and across campus.

Undergrad Assistant Opportunities

Teaching Assistants (TA)

Interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant?

Apply today!

If you are interested in being an undergraduate TA for a Physics or Astronomy class you have taken before, please fill out this Google form regarding your interest and availability by Monday July 12th, 2021.

Fall Semester 2021

Please contact Maeve Haggerty at with any questions.

Apply by Monday, July 12th, 2021
Learning Assistant Program

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates who facilitate small-group interaction in our large-enrollment courses. Questions? Please reach out to

LAs help transform large-enrollment courses by creating environments in which students can interact with one another, engage in collaborative problem solving, articulate and defend their ideas, and explicitly discuss the nature of science.

LAs must have room in their schedule to lead their assigned lab sections (at least two), attend the associated class lectures, and enroll in a SCI-5050, (The Science of Learning), course. Additional hours may be spent doing prep work for the lab, holding office hours and attending team meetings with the course instructor.

LA Application Materials
To access the LA application, please click the link below:

Apply Here!

Why should I get involved?

  • It helps round out your university experience. You are more than just a scientist- you have interests beyond the classroom. Getting involved helps you explore new things in a unique setting of a university.
  • It looks great on job and graduate school applications. Employers are often looking for more than just technical skills you learn with your degree. They look for communication skills, leadership, and other "soft" skills that come with being involved with an organization.
  • It connects you to faculty, mentors, and people within the department and on campus. Want to make friends in the department? Want an inside scoop on what is happening in the department? Want to get to know faculty better? Join a club or organization. You never know when that connection could lead to letters of recommendation, future internships or jobs, or lifelong friendships down the road.
  • It helps maintain sanity! Find a group of people you connect with to help balance out the workload and stress of school. Clubs and groups give you an outlet to do something outside of your studies.