Becoming a Student Consultant

Audience: Students

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Last Updated: February 15, 2018

- The Division of Information Technology hires new Student Consultants during the spring semester for positions beginning the following fall semester.
- As a successful candidate you must be a matriculated student at Stony Brook University. In addition, you must attend one information session prior to being interviewed.
- Promotional opportunities are available, such as: teaching workshops, developing documentation, managing site schedules, supporting hardware and other mentoring opportunities.

The best candidate for the job is someone who:

  • Communicates problem solutions clearly and accurately
  • Motivated to learn new technologies
  • Enjoys sharing their knowledge & is willing to show others how use our technology effectively
  • Is patient and willing to answer the less challenging questions over and over again
  • Has customer service skills
  • Must be willing to work a minimum of 10/12 hours every week (required); Maximum of 20 hours per week
  • Shift hours available 12am – 12am on weekdays and from 10:00am - 11:00pm on weekends. Shift schedules are flexible however, we cannot guarantee specific shifts.  
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Must be a matriculated SBU student
  • Must be able to attend a 2-day mandatory training session known as BOOTCAMP in August 23 & 24
     

What are the benefits of being a consultant?

  • Hands-on experience with SBU computing systems & a variety of apps, while building your own computer and professional skills
  • Attend training sessions to assist you in building a knowledge base with computers & customer service skills
  • You will have the opportunity to discover how much you already know; expand your knowledge; develop expertise in communicating this knowledge by teaching others in the SBU community

How can you better prepare yourself for the job?

  • Become familiar with all of SBU Google Apps for Educations
  • Learn how to use your MySBfiles storage
  • Practice navigating the Internet using different Web browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer/Safari/Chrome, etc...)
  • Visit the SINC sites
  • Use Windows and Macintoshes PCs
  • Try using the Virtual SINC Site
  • Try using Print From Anywhere
  • Go to any SINC Site and speak with Student Consultants to learn first-hand about the work that they do

To learn more about Info-session dates/times and how to apply go to:  Career Center - Handshake Job #   1351110

To learn more about the TLT Consultant position go to the DoIT Student Employment page.

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