In addition to achieving academic success, we want to make sure that you have every opportunity to develop the skills that employers look for in well-rounded candidates. Every year, we invite current students to apply for on-campus volunteer roles and paid positions that help cultivate attributes such as leadership, communication, and problem solving. Here are just a few of the positions that you may be interested in pursuing during your time at DigiPen.
Academic Support Lab Tutors
Tutors work in the Academic Support Lab under the supervision of the DigiPen Library through the Learning Resource Center to provide drop-in tutoring for select 100- and 200-level courses. Tutors do not replace time in the classroom or faculty office hours but are considered an additional resource for students outside of the classroom to understand and reinforce classroom concepts and effective learning strategies. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study. Students must be an incoming sophomore, junior, or senior student in good academic standing and must have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the course(s) they wish to tutor.
Career Services Assistant (CSA)
The CSA is a student representative for DigiPen’s Office of Career Services, reporting to the Coordinator of Career Services. This is a customer service-oriented opportunity which will support the team with Career Services events and the marketing of those events. When the team is operating on campus, the CSA welcomes any student visitors that stop by the Career Services Office, answer basic career-related questions, and interface with employer guests. Training will be provided for this role.
Outreach Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassador Program is coordinated through the Office of Outreach and is comprised of student leaders who volunteer to share their DigiPen experience with prospective students, families, and other members of the greater community.
Ambassadors assist with all types of events that the Office of Outreach hosts for prospective students and their guests. These events can include individual opportunities such as Student Shadows, Zoom calls, video interviews, and email exchanges, as well as group events such as panels, Preview Days, and tours. Ambassadors can also attend training and professional development sessions and inform the way that Outreach speaks about the current student experience.
Learn more about the Student Ambassador Program.
Resident Advisors (RA)
The Housing Resident Advisor team consists of 10 student leaders who live within the DigiPen Housing communities. Each RA is assigned a group of 15-20 Housing residents whom they serve and oversee for the duration of the academic year. The RA team is trained extensively in conflict mediation, emergency response, and positive communication. Every RA hosts at least one event per month for their students to ensure they feel engaged and connected within the DigiPen Housing community.
Dragon Activities Board (DAB) Member
The Dragon Activities Board (DAB) consists of a group of students who are tasked with facilitating several Student Engagement events and activities for the fall and spring semesters. DAB members are expected to help organize, advertise, and lead campus-wide events, including, but not limited to: the Halloween Pageant, BINGO Nights, monthly Trivia Nights, Craft-ernoons (DIY craft activities), Open Mic Night, and Monthly Movie Nights.
Teaching Assistants (TA)
Teaching Assistant help in the in-class instruction and grading of a specific course. They also offer academic support to current students taking the class. TAs must have taken and passed the class with a B or better to qualify.