Jacob is a recent graduate who values education in its many forms. He has volunteered his time as both a teaching assistant within his university's psychology department and the Campus Ally Network (a group focused on LGBTQ+ education). He graduated this year with a BA in Psychology from Indiana University South Bend, along with a minor in Counseling & Human Services. Having enjoyed his time working on research projects, Jacob hopes to continue his education at the Ph.D. level in the very near future.
As an undergraduate, I participated in several opportunities that allowed me to teach. I was a teaching assistant for my university's psychology department for a year. This allowed me to teach a full lesson, as well as work with students one-on-one and in small groups for tutoring sessions. For nearly two years now, I have been a facilitator for our Campus Ally Network (CAN) - a program that allows faculty, staff, and students to learn about and discuss LGBTQ+ competency and current issues.
Indiana University South Bend, Campus Ally Network (CAN) Facilitator
2015 - Present
Co-facilitate and lead certification courses for staff, faculty, and students interested in learning about and discussing LGBTQ+ education, competency, and current issues.
Indiana University South Bend, New Student Orientation Leader
2015 - Present
Provide tours to both incoming freshman and non-traditional students (veterans, transfer,
and returning students). Assist in check-in process, facilitation of discussion in information sessions, and scheduling and registering of classes.
Indiana University South Bend, Gateway Information Center Student Manager
2014 - Present
Perform general customer service duties, including answering and transferring calls and providing verbal and physical directions. Assist students in registrar, bursar, and financial aid services. Act as supervisor to fellow student professionals. Other duties include attending PAC meetings, gathering and presenting information to fellow student professionals.
Indiana University South Bend, Psychology Lab Course Assistant
2015 - 2016
Assisted in preparing and grading exams and class assignments. Participated in class demonstrations. Created and organized review material for group and individual tutoring. Proctored exams for psychology students.
Follett Higher Education Group, Sales Associate
2013 - 2014
Worked as cashier and sales floor associate at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Stocked merchandise, as well as checked-in/checked-out textbooks to students. Collected, packaged, labeled, and shipped merchandise for online orders.
Sylvan Learning Center, Assistant
2011 - 2013
Performed general office duties, including record keeping, filing, phone and in-person communication, and cleaning. Organized and supplied materials for individual student curriculum.