Looking for Young STEM Professionals - College Prep Summer 2018

Published

05/25/2018

Start Date

06/09/2018

End Date

08/25/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Laurel
MD
United States

Description

Sign up to make a measurable, meaningful difference. We need YOU, especially as an SAT or College Coach.


The College Prep Program (CPP) is run entirely by volunteers - each year, dozens of volunteers donate thousands of hours to help the students with their college applications and dreams for the future. The 2018 program starts on June 2nd! This year, we especially need SAT and College Coaches, and those interested in a leadership opportunity! 


How to Volunteer:

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - we will train you and give you all of the support you need! It is not required that you are a JHU/APL staff member. When you complete the Volunteer Application (see below) please indicate interest in multiple roles if possible so that we can best fulfill everyone's preferences. Also, positions are not exclusive, you are welcome to sign up for more than one if you'd like to! Please note that you are not expected to attend every class - each role is different based on the layout of the curriculum; some positions require as little as 2 hours total, and some can even be done at home. But we would love to recruit a few people who are especially committed and looking for a leadership opportunity. :) Time commitments are explained as part of the description for each role below. Early Career STEM professionals and CPP alumni who are college graduates are especially encouraged, but all are welcome.


Please visit our website, www.collegeprepprogram.org, for more information about the program.


CPP 2018 Volunteer Application - click here


Priority deadline May 31st - final deadline June 6th.


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:


SAT COACHES - High Need!

Time commitment: Must be available to attend a minimum of 4 SAT summer sessions (total of 8 hours - more is better) as well as 1 training and orientation session in June. We expect SAT Coaches to communicate with students as needed (no more than one hour) outside of the SAT sessions to answer questions. 

Minimum requirements: Must have completed at least a Bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of professional experience.

Description: 

- Coach students in small groups, helping students work SAT problems (Math, Critical Reading, and Writing) from the CPP SAT curriculum

- Review missed homework problems with students in small groups

- Assist SAT Assessment Coordinator with classroom/group activities


COLLEGE COACHES (MENTORS) - High Need!

Time commitment: Must be available to attend a minimum of 5 mentoring sessions (total of 12.5 hours) as well as 1 training and orientation session in June.

Minimum requirements: Must have completed at least a Bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of professional experience. Early-career STEM professionals especially encouraged (but not required!). We expect College Coaches to communicate with students for total of about 30 minutes (email and texts work) outside of the mentoring sessions each week.

Description:

- Assist Program Directors with college application activities

- Mentor groups of students and follow-up with them during the school year (not required but strongly suggested)

- Prior to each session, read over plan for the day and come prepared with good suggestions for the students for strong application materials (depending on what the topic of discussion is)

- Have a good understanding of the CPP model (or willingness to learn!) and try to frame advice/suggestions based on the CPP approach and class workshops

- Maintain a positive level of professionalism and friendliness with students

- Stay in touch with the students during the week and through the year by email


ESSAY/RESUME REVIEWERS - High Need!

Time commitment: No summer classroom attendance required. Time commitment varies depending on your availability.

Description:

- Reviews and edits essays and resumes throughout the summer

- Internet connection required, but otherwise can be done from home


TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANTS

Time commitment: Must be available to attend at least 6 out of 9 classroom sessions

Minimum requirements: Students currently in college or college grads.

Description:

- Assist Assistant Director/Technology Coordinator with all technology related jobs

- Maintain and update CPP website

- Set-up program laptops, tablets, printers and calculators to be used by students

- Check-in and check-out equipment to students

- Re-format, label and keep track of all technology equipment

- Compile photographs from the summer into individual flash drives to give to students who graduate program


COLLEGE PREP COORDINATORS

Time commitment: Must be available to attend at least 4 out of 9 classroom sessions

Minimum requirements: Must have completed at least a Bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of professional experience. 

Description:

- Assist Program Leadership in coordinating activities

- Setting up/cleaning up classroom

- Preparing for field trips

- Organizing materials and assignments

- Planning award ceremony

- As needed


WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS

Time commitment: As-needed. We will contact you 2 weeks in advance to sign up for specific workshops along with details and information regarding the individual workshops.

Description: 

- Attend College Prep workshops and assist as-needed


If you are interested in being added to our mailing list or in a leadership opportunity, please email us directly: info@collegeprepprogram.org.


Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

https://goo.gl/forms/GHNaSQkGL1c5A24G2

Please complete the 2018 Volunteer Application at the link above. We will let you know within a week if you have been chosen as a volunteer!


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