Teaching doesn’t happen solely inside classrooms. Nor does learning. We provide hundreds of students with real-world, high impact experiential learning opportunities to explore their areas of interest, discover their passions, and build professional skills that complement classroom learning. Student employees gain and develop a broad range of competencies including programming, computing and networking, scholarly publishing and digitization, as well as soft skills like customer service, organizational, and communication skills. Here are just some of the learning opportunities we offer students:
TRAC Student Fellows
TRAC Writing Fellows are talented student writers from all three undergraduate colleges who are selected through a highly competitive application process to work as peer tutors in courses across the disciplines. Trained in a rigorous 4-credit seminar course, the fellows assist students with all phases of the writing process, consult with faculty on assignment design, and help with library and database research and the use of educational technologies. Hear from former TRAC Fellows on what the experience means to them in this video celebrating the program’s 10th yr anniversary. To learn more about the program, visit their home page.
Student Technology and Repair Services (STARS)
The Student Technology and Repair Services (STARS) program provides technical support, troubleshooting, and consulting services for students and their personal computers and devices at Lehigh. Our student consultants gain experience working in a professional work environment, building technical proficiency, and developing communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills, essential for success after graduation. Read how one student's STARS experience is helping prepare him for life after Lehigh.
Library Help Desk and Desktop Computing Support
LTS employs over 100 students annually to provide front line support for the Lehigh community at our Service Desks, located in both campus libraries. Some also work as computing consultants for college and administrative support teams, providing first-level desktop computing assistance to faculty, students, and staff. Students in these areas learn and practice organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, receiving guidance and coaching from LTS library and technical staff in a professional setting. See how a recent Lehigh grad's work on the Help Desk gave him a leg up in his career.
Special Collections offers students a unique work experience digitizing highly prestigious and rare collections, assisting with the curation of library exhibitions, documenting and cataloging manuscripts, dissertations, photographs and other materials from the Lehigh archives, and more. Students are paired with projects that relate to their area of study whenever possible. Read how working in Special Collections helped shape one student's career plans.