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Opportunities for Students

Within the College of Education, students are kept in mind with a vast number of opportunities provided in order to enhance professional and personal growth during their studies here at CSULB.

Are you a student who wants to be involved on their campus and/or within their community, beyond the experiences with the classroom? Take a look below!

Volunteer Opportunities

The possibilities for volunteer work are limitless and always look great for a starting professional resume. Below are just a few examples of volunteer-based opportunities provided for our students at CSULB.

 

LSSA (Liberal Studies Student Association)

The Liberal Studies Student Association (LSSA) is a student organization dedicated to enhancing the college experience and education of Liberal Studies students through professional development opportunities and social networking activities.

For more details and/or to learn how to join, refer to the BeachSync (link) page.

LSSA is always happy to invite students who are interested in getting involved alongside. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please email CSULBLSSAinfo@gmail.com.

COESA (College of Education Student Assembly)

The College of Education Student Assembly (COESA) is the general student council for the College of Education. COESA works closely with faculty, staff, and students to promote quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. COESA also helps with communication and interaction between administration and students within the college. The council hosts a College Mixer each semester, as well as funds the RICA Workshop every semester.

For more details and/or to learn how to join, refer to the BeachSync (link) page.

COESA is very interested in getting more CED students involved in the assembly. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please email csulbcoesa@gmail.com.

Organizations in the University

Interested in getting involved on the campus, but not specific to the College of Education? No problem! There are many, many different student organizations at CSULB that can fit in a variety of interests and categories ranging from cultural or religious interests to political or professional development, etc. To explore a full range of possibilities, refer to the Student Life & Development (link) page or explore BeachSync (link) at your Single Sign-On.

Paid Opportunities

Every semester, there are a select number of paid student employee positions for students to consider while earning their degree. Below are just a few examples of paid opportunities provided for our students at CSULB. 

 

ARC (America Reads/Counts) Federal Work Study

The Department of Liberal Studies is involved with an opportunity known as America Reads/Counts (ARC)

What is America Reads/Counts (ARC)?

America Reads/Counts is part of an initiative developed in encouraging college students under Federal Work Study to have an opportunity to tutor and work closely with children in need, gaining experience outside of the classroom and also assisting with college costs and tuition.

How do ARC and Liberal Studies work together? 

The Liberal Studies Department offers an opportunity to students to be part of ARC, and to be a tutor for disadvantaged students.

This opportunity is a chance for our students to gain experience in a local elementary school, tutoring children in Reading and/or Math. This is only available for students who receive Federal Work Study as a financial aid option. Please check with Financial Aid Office if you are unsure if you qualify, or to inquire about Federal Work Study qualifications. 

ARC Tutor Job Description

Tutors will work with K-8 students both in small groups and individually. The tutor will be placed in a local elementary school classroom and will offer tutoring to students needing help in either reading or math. This academic support will be offered to a linguistically and culturally diverse population of students. Tutors will serve as role models to the children they are working with and should be enthusiastic, committed and responsible.

Qualifications

  • Good math/communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions given by classroom teachers
  • Position requires a Livescan/DOJ and TB Clearance ($52/Livescan, $2/TB Test) *CSULB will cover LiveScan Fee.
  • Must provide own transportation to the assigned school via Car or Bus.
  • A minimum of 6 units is required for undergraduate students, or a minimum of 5 units for graduate students to remain eligible to utilize Federal Work Study Award (FWS) each semester.
  • Be in good academic standing (above 2.0 GPAs). Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

To learn more about this opportunity, refer to Liberal Studies Advisor, Gabriel Rodriguez, at Gabriel.Rodriguez@csulb.edu.

Liberal Studies Peer Mentors 

Peer Mentors are student representatives specifically associated with the Department of Liberal Studies, whom provide a wide range of services to fellow students as well as assistance to professional advisors. These student employees serve as guides to their fellow peers, through offering assistance with academic planning, scholarship and credentialing applications, e-advising tools, and much more. And while they aren't assisting other students, they provide support to professional advisors with campus events, creating fliers and documents, and data entry. 

Traditionally two peer mentor positions are held each academic year (2017-2018), with an email announcement sent to eligible Liberal Studies students when an open position is available. 

To learn more about this opportunity, refer to Liberal Studies Advisor, Nancy de Haro Saddul, at Nancy.deHaro@csulb.edu.

Student Ambassadors in the College of Ed (SAms)

Student Ambassadors (SAms) are student representatives of the College of Education. They deliver a personal touch and a student’s perspective to future students and other guests of the campus. The Student Ambassador program serves as an opportunity for students to build community within the college by engaging in various activities throughout their academic careers. 

Working with the University

For job opportunities on campus, students are encouraged to explore the BeachLink Website (link) via the Career Development Center at CSULB.