Student Volunteers

Important Dates

  • (Preliminary) January 1st, 2017 (HST): Applications Deadline
  • (Preliminary) January 25th, 2017 (HST): Notification of Acceptance

TEI 2018 Student Volunteer team is the core strength of the conference, keeping it running smoothly and making sure that the attendees and speakers all come away having had a great experience.

As student volunteer, you get a full conference pass providing you access to the seminars, workshops, and all the social events! This will give you a chance to meet established members in the community and build a long lasting network with your student volunteer peers.

This is available to students of all levels, ranging from high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students who are enrolled in the academic year 2017-2018. Students who are graduating at the time of the conference are also welcome to apply.

Accepted students will be expected to show up on before the conference for an orientation session. During the conference your activities will include supporting the registration process, hosting and guiding people over the different venues of the conference, supporting exhibitors in building-up and taking down their demos. Consequently, you will be present until the end of the conference, i.e. until Wednesday (March 21st). Throughout these five days you will have around 20 hours of work. This should give you plenty of free time to meet with other visitors and attend various activities throughout the conference.


Eligibility

Age

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (on or before 18th March 2018).

Full-Time Student Status

Applicants must be high school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Responsibilities

Accepted students are expected to fulfill the following:

  •  Attend the orientation session on March 18th.
  •  Show up on time to for your shifts.
  •  Serve at least 20 hours of voluntary work during the four days of the conference.

Examples of the conference duties:

  • Attendees registration.
  • Monitoring doors.
  • Supporting contributors.
  • Providing general assistance to conference attendees.

Application

To apply for becoming a student volunteer you need to provide the following materials via email:

  • One page answering the following questions (pdf, Microsoft Word):
    • Explain your motivation to participate at this year’s TEI conference (max 200 words).
    • Describe your interpersonal experiences with people from another culture, highlighting your interpersonal skills (max 200 words).
    • Highlight a stressful situation that involved you and others, and how did your active involvement helped to resolve this situation (max 200 words).
  • Scanned copy of your student ID card.
  • Your CV (pdf, Microsoft Word)

The applications should be sent to student volunteers chairs, tba.