1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017
– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.
2. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 11, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.
3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 11, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can.
4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 1st posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.
5. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 1st posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email email@example.com.
6. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 3rd posting
The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP) is accepting applications for the Graduate Research on Violence Program. The aim of this program is to provide graduate students support for conducting thesis or dissertation research pertaining to issues of violence. Proposals are welcome from students in all departments, centers, and programs at Virginia Tech. The funded student is expected to be a full-time, graduate student in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications are due June 15, 2017. The Research on Violence Program anticipates making three awards in the range of $1,000 to $1,500. The research can address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence. For more information and the full Call for Applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (COMM/PR)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong organization and communication skills and an interest in promoting instructional development. Duties include planning and completion of communications projects; managing social media; website development and management; graphic design for marketing materials, educational modules, and online resources; and other duties as assigned. Must have mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students; graphic design experience; ability to work independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. Previous experience writing journalistic, public relations, and/or marketing pieces; managing social media; and designing online resources is desired. 9-month GA appointment, 20 hrs/wk, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at email@example.com. Indicate that you are applying for the communication/PR graduate assistantship in your email.
8. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (ED RES)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong research skills and an interest in instructional development and research. Duties involve assisting faculty with scholarship of teaching and learning project; conducting literature reviews, researching and finding appropriate measures and tools, assisting with data collection and analysis; and other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of and interest in the foundational principles of educational psychology, teaching and learning, and/or educational research; mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as well as ability to work both independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. 9-month GA, 20 hours/week, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate that you are applying for the educational research graduate assistantship in your email.
9. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here: http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.
10. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 2nd posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email email@example.com if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.
11. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a graduate student for summer 2017.
12. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GA OPENING IN IT – 2nd posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Suite has a GA opening in IT, to help maintain the Dean’s Suite IT assets, including helping student consultants in the Software Assistance and Triage and providing support for student labs (Ware Lab and Invents Lab). Apply by May 4 by sending a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a single file including both your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Name your file “lastname_firstname.pdf”. Required Qualifications: Strong technical skills including in-depth knowledge of Windows and familiarity installing hardware; familiarity with a wide variety of Engineering software packages; excellent oral and written communication skills; detailed orientated and have strong problem solving skills; bust be able to develop and complete projects independently. Preferred: Comptia A+ or Microsoft certifications; experience troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues; previous experience using DeepFreeze, and providing technical support to users; familiarity with Mac Operating system.
13. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 3rd posting
The Research and Informatics Division of University Libraries has a full Graduate Assistant (GA) opening (20 hrs/wk) for the 2017-18 academic year. Position reports directly to the data and informatics consultant for the sciences. The position focuses on learning and assessing the needs and landscape of the growing area of health sciences at Virginia Tech relevant to health analytics. The ideal applicant will have experience and knowledge relevant to human studies (e.g. public health, human development, psychology encouraged) and/or higher education administration. Please see the application form for all responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications. Find the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/t2wNmXrcoza15x772.
14. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 3rd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, email@example.com; 120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, May 12. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in May.
15. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 1st posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 1st posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at email@example.com.
18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 3rd posting
Is your child: Bold and fearless? Not worried about their behavior? Insensitive to others? Uncaring? Join the Eye Gaze & Emotions (EGE) Study. 2 hour research study for children ages 6 to 10 with flexible scheduling. The child will play a feelings-matching game and a sticker sharing game. A parent will complete questionnaires about their child’s behavior. Parents will receive between $10-$30 and the child earns a small toy. For more information, call or email Lauren at: (540) 231-9735 EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com <mailto:EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com> [IRB 15-575]
19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is seeking drivers with a valid U.S. driver’s license who are 30-75 years of age and must meet the following criteria: drive one of the following types of vehicles: Lincoln, Cadillac, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, Tesla, VMW, or Mercedes, must be 2015 model or newer. The project request two visits scheduled about a week apart. Session one is approximately 1.5 hours and session two is about 4 hours. The project pays $60 to fully participate in the first session and $120 for participation in the second session, for a possible total of $180. If you are interested, please contact 540.231.0988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.
20. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
VT researches are currently seeking participants aged 18 and older for a research study involving making interactive decisions on a computer and completing surveys. The study will take place in the VT Economics Laboratory in 2088 Derring Hall. The study will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Participants will receive $10 and may receive up to an additional $25 depending on choices made by you and the other participants. All compensation will be paid in cash at the conclusion of the experiment. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.