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TaP Student Employment

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students with technical experience or a general interest in computing. ITaP employs students in all its units.

Among the prominent places for students to work in ITaP: Communications, the Customer Service Center help desk, Informatics web and app development, Research Computing and the Envision Center for data visualization and virtual simulation. ITaP also employs Student Software Trainers who have expertise in particular software titles and can teach other students how to use these applications.

For listings of these and other jobs at Purdue, visit the Division of Financial Aid Student Employment site.

Note: Staffing needs and schedule availability are key items that we look for in each application, so not every applicant will be contacted for an interview. If we do need to contact you for an interview, you will be contacted by email using the email address supplied in your application.

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IT Security Operator

Job Duties

  • Assist the department (ITSP) in routine operational responsibilities, such as incident response and analysis, policy violations and others.
  • Quickly assessing and filtering incident information from a variety of sources
    Writing accurate and concise communications
  • Work in conjunction with other ITaP functions to provide support regarding IT security questions, concerns, and issues, professionally responding to customer feedback and inquiries.
  • Opportunity to develop, improve, and maintain existing tools, processes and procedures.

Required Skills

  • Security methodologies and familiarity with security tools (firewalls, anti-virus, etc.).
  • Customer service skills.
  • Documentation skills.
  • Programming skills with Perl, PHP, Python, or similar languages.
  • Experience with MySQL, Apache, and Linux or another *nix OS.
  • Positions Available: Multiple Experience Preferred: Experience or interest in security topics such as firewalling, log analysis, software development, and similar topics is highly desirable
  • Min Hours/Week: This position is available for up to 30 hours a week through the summer months, with the possibility of continued employment through the school year.
  • Shifts available: Day shift staff can work some evenings, but 2/3 of weekly time accrued must be spent during the 8am to 5pm day shift time slot. Mornings preferred.

Pay: $12.00/hour

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Please forward a copy of your resume to: itap-securityhelp@purdue.edu


Student Software Trainer


ITaP Teaching and Learning Technologies / Consulting and Training

Job Duties:

The ITaP Student Software Training program is looking for an individual who possesses strong software knowledge and strong communication skills to join our team!  Student Trainers provide classroom-based instruction on various software packages used in courses at Purdue.  Trainers also meet one-on-one with students to provide personal assistance, and also participate in outreach events.  While our office is located in Young Hall, training can happen anywhere on campus!  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, pays attention to detail, and is able to work well with our wide range of customers.

This is either a regular student employment position, or a work-study position.

Required Attributes and Skills:

Must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Purdue University, with no less than 3 semesters remaining (excluding summer sessions) until graduation.

An understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. 

A strong understanding of one or more of the following software packages necessary:  Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects. Experience with Microsoft Access, Camtasia, OneNote, Qualtrics, WebEx, iClickers, Hotseat, Passport, and/or Pattern is not required but is highly desired. Must also be able to learn new software as needed.

Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills required. 

Ability to meet with students, faculty, or staff anywhere on campus.

Strong time management skills and ability to follow-up with clients when necessary.

Pay Range:


Start Date:



Student Software Trainers work 10-15 hours per week.  Schedules are flexible based on scheduled workshops, training sessions, and project work. 

To Apply:

Complete application online at http://bit.ly/PurdueTrain17. Only fully completed applications will be considered.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

Title: Student Office Assistant

Department: Teaching and Learning Technologies

Job Duties:

ITaP Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) is seeking an individual with strong customer service skills who will provide clerical support to staff within the department.  The Student Office Assistant will greet visitors, provide backup support to full-time clerical staff, and maintain lists of clients and inventory. The Student Office Assistant will also make photocopies, assist full-time TLT staff with projects, help with large scheduled events, and answer questions about TLT services.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, pay attention to detail, and can work well with faculty, staff, and students.

Required Attributes and Skills:

Must currently be enrolled as a student at Purdue University, with no less than two semesters remaining (excluding summer session) until graduation.

Strong skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are required.

Ability to prioritize tasks, especially during times of heavy workloads.

Willingness to learn new technology skills as needed.

Strong time management skills and the ability to follow-up on staff work requests as necessary.

Preferred Attributes and Skills:

Experience working in an office environment.

Availability during the  summer and during breaks.

Pay Range:


Start Date:

April 1, 2017 or after


10-15 hours per week. 

To Apply: Complete application online at http://bit.ly/TLTSOA17. Applications accepted until position is filled.

For More Information Contact: Brett Creech, Educational Technology Consultant creechb@purdue.edu

Title: Technology Support

Department: Teaching and Learning Technologies/ITaP

Job Duties:

The ITaP Technology Support student will be trained to support the technology your instructors use in class.   You’ll be helping with Blackboard, i>Clicker, and WebEx; as well as recording data for analysis, creating documentation, and troubleshooting problems.  Great experience to list on your resume.

Required Attributes and Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary.  Experience with Microsoft Office products required, especially Word and Excel.  Hours are flexible based on class schedules and support needs.   Position is 10-15 hours per week.  Applicants must have two or more semesters left at Purdue University to be considered for the
position, and any major may apply. 

To apply, please fill in this survey: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eJbCmN1eTLeRZul

Pay Range:


Start Date:

Summer 2017

To apply contact:

Ben Holmes