July 31-August 6, 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: PEACH COBBLER EDITION
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced. This week’s special: home-made peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PDUUd9qIaQJbo1.

3. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

4. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

5. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 2nd 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.

6. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 2nd 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> .

7. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 2nd posting (corrected)
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://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

8. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 3rd 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 <mailto:childcare@vt.edu> .

9. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 3rd 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 <mailto:assist@vt.edu> .

10. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 2nd 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 – 2nd 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 – 3rd 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.

July 31-August 6, 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: PEACH COBBLER EDITION
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced. This week’s special: home-made peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PDUUd9qIaQJbo1.

3. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

4. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

5. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 2nd 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.

6. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 2nd 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> .

7. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 2nd posting (corrected)
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://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

8. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 3rd 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 <mailto:childcare@vt.edu> .

9. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 3rd 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 <mailto:assist@vt.edu> .

10. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 2nd 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 – 2nd 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 – 3rd 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.