July 24-30 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/29/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
– Graduate School summer hours: 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. Maybe some home-made treats will be served. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy some ice cream in the company of fellow grad students. Stop by the Grad School lobby any time between 2-3pm to grab some ice cream and hang around as long as your time allows! Please complete this survey registration to help organizers plan for enough ice cream: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5EiqYIL4wEssND.

4. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT JUL 24-SEP 19 – 1st posting
Take advantage of the open enrollment period for the VT-sponsored student health insurance plan by Aetna! Open enrollment ends on Sep 19 for coverage to begin Aug 1, 2017 and end Jul 31, 2018. Learn more at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFO AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 4th posting with CORRECTION
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5637 (corrected from previous posting) for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks; web app design and development experience. If interested, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung @ chung@vt.edu <mailto:chung@vt.edu> .

7. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 1st posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

8. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 1st posting
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu and complete this brief application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1422377266995.

9. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

10. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 2nd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu .

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 1st posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu  (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

14. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 3rd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

July 24-30 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/29/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
– Graduate School summer hours: 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. Maybe some home-made treats will be served. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy some ice cream in the company of fellow grad students. Stop by the Grad School lobby any time between 2-3pm to grab some ice cream and hang around as long as your time allows! Please complete this survey registration to help organizers plan for enough ice cream: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5EiqYIL4wEssND.

4. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT JUL 24-SEP 19 – 1st posting
Take advantage of the open enrollment period for the VT-sponsored student health insurance plan by Aetna! Open enrollment ends on Sep 19 for coverage to begin Aug 1, 2017 and end Jul 31, 2018. Learn more at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFO AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 4th posting with CORRECTION
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5637 (corrected from previous posting) for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks; web app design and development experience. If interested, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung @ chung@vt.edu <mailto:chung@vt.edu> .

7. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 1st posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

8. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 1st posting
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu and complete this brief application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1422377266995.

9. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

10. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 2nd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu .

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 1st posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu  (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

14. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 3rd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.