Student Employment in the SMART Learning Commons
The SMART Learning Commons employs large numbers of undergraduate students in a wide variety of positions. We support our employees both as students and as professionals in training by connecting training and job experiences to the University's Student Learning Outcomes and Student Development Outcomes. Paid and volunteer positions are both available. Some paid positions require work study eligibility, others may use work study awards but do not require them. See individual postings for details.
Peer-Assisted Learning Facilitator
- Openings for PAL facilitators
PAL Facilitators are undergraduates who lead group learning sessions for challenging undergraduate courses.
PAL facilitators are supervised by the PAL Program Director.
Peer Learning Consultant
- Peer learning consultants (PLCs) provide academic tutoring for University of Minnesota students in math, chemistry, writing, physics, and more.
Learn more about becoming a PLC.
PLCs are supervised by the Individual Learning Services Coordinator.
Peer Research Consultant
- No current openings
Peer Research Consultants are trained to provide one on one research assistance to first year students.
Supervised by Andrew Palahniuk.
Student Media Consultant
- No current openings, details here
Student Media Consultants help people at the Walter and Wilson SMART Learning Commons desks with technology and library questions, work with the media collection (Walter), and check in and out equipment.
For assistance in writing cover letters and resumes:
SMART Hours & Locations
Looking for group study space?
Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.