The STaRS Program’s mission is to connect Washington University students with an interest in technology to hiring departments that need technology support. By working with STaRS, University departments are connected with talented students and manage them in the workplace; students, in turn, get valuable work experiences and increase their technical proficiencies while on campus.
The STaRS Program partners with hiring departments that provide authentic, experiential learning opportunities in technology. Besides increased technological competencies, students gain skills such as collaborating with co-workers, organizing work time effectively, and communicating successfully in an office setting. Students are mentored by staff in the hiring department, and staff supports their work projects so that mutual learning takes place.
STaRS members are full time or part time Wash U students – graduate or undergraduate – in good academic standing. It is not necessary to major in engineering or computer science to apply for a STaRS job. We have a variety of work opportunities throughout the year, and we seek students from every area of study. Students interested in technology, gaining real work experience, and developing skills are often matched with jobs that complement their academic pursuits.
STaRS students are part-time employees of the hiring department where the position is listed, usually working between 6-12 hours per week. Additionally, STaRS students are some of the best paid student employees on campus, with jobs starting at $10/hr and increasing with experience. Some departments may also offer full-time positions during the summer. We partner with a variety of hiring departments on every Wash U. campus–Danforth, Medical School, North and West.
Note: Because a student’s first job is his or her academics, we don’t place first semester freshmen. STaRS applicants must be full time undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in good academic and judicial standing.
For more information about STaRS contact:
OANA JACKSON, STS Programs Manager