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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:05 AM


If you

Are an undergrad or grad student

Enjoy helping others

Can communicate well

Like learning and using new skills and technologies

Prefer a flexible schedule and up to 20 hours per week

Software Training for Students has a job with your name on it!

Pay Rate: $11-15. Opportunities for raises each semester (based on reaching teaching and skill development goals)

Hours: STS trainers work up to 20 hours per week and enjoy a lot of flexibility in scheduling. Actual hours will vary based on trainer skill level, overall STS workload, and trainers’ other commitments, but most trainers average 5-15 hours a week have a lot of input on when and how much they work.

What We Do: The mission of Software Training for Students is to help students at UW-Madison improve their skills with technology. We teach workshops on specific software programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, HTML/CSS and WordPress, Python (and many more), offer one-on-one support with specific projects, write guides and how-to manuals, and generally serve as a learning resource for other students.

Description: The job of a trainer at Software Training for Students is to teach other students about technology. That primarily consists of delivering training workshops to groups of fellow students and meeting with students for one-on-one appointments. To do this effectively, trainers need to stay current with how to use different technologies - which means learning and practicing useful new skills is actually part of the job description.

Why STS?

Working at Software Training for Students, you will:

Learn and use current technology in fun and practical ways

Gain real-world, resumé-boosting skills like public speaking and leadership experience

Work with smart, fun colleagues in a stimulating and flexible environment

Connect with other students and instructors on campus

Enjoy a flexible schedule and handsome pay rate

Get rewarded for hard work and initiative

Am I qualified?

The things that make a good STS trainer aren’t specific to any one major or area of expertise - some of our staff major in Computer Science and Nuclear Engineering and others in Interior Design, Marketing and Video Production. Some were tech experts when they started, others only knew a little Photoshop or Excel.

Someone who is a good fit for STS will possess the following criteria:

Is an undergrad or graduate student with at least two semesters left on campus (Note: you do not need to be a student of UW-Madison to apply - just a currently-enrolled college student at an accredited institution)

Can communicate clearly and explain potentially complex concepts effectively in front of a crowd

Can adapt their teaching style in response to the diverse needs of a given audience

Can learn new software and technology on their own using resources like, online tutorials, coworkers, etc.

Enjoys learning new things and takes initiative to gain new skills

Manages time effectively

In general, communication skills and comfort in front of an audience are more helpful to an incoming trainer than specific technology or software knowledge; it doesn’t matter how much you know if you aren’t able to communicate it well.

That said, already being proficient in a variety of programs and technologies is also a valuable quality for a potential STS hire.

A good candidate will ideally have some (but obviously not all) of following the skills:

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects)

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Familiarity with HTML and CSS

WordPress (writing and editing content and/or developing sites)

Javascript and other front-end development technologies

PHP, Node, Python, and other programing languages

Knowledge of databases (e.g. MySQL and Microsoft Access)

Writing tools like LaTeX, Scrivener, Zotero, EndNote, etc.

Audio and video production (iMovie, Premiere Pro, GarageBand, Audition, Audacity)

Graphic design

Data processing and statistics tools like MATLAB, R, SPSS, Stata


Designing and building mobile apps and/or online games

Creating online maps

Designing and building online learning videos

Developing curriculum, designing lesson plans and teaching aids

If this job sounds interesting to you, apply! Even if you’re not a master of all things technology-related, STS offers all many opportunities for new and experienced trainers to develop their technology and teaching skills. You’ll learn a lot working at STS - plus it’s fun!

Email Address:
Primary Phone: 6088903620

• Location: Madison

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