Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program

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Apprentices Say ...

"My excitement for this apprenticeship stems from knowledge that the college actually uses the information that I compile for continuous improvement."
Amy Kramer, Chemical Engineering

"I found my assignment very useful in preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam because it forced me to really think critically about key concepts."
Candace Vaughn, Chemical Engineering

The Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder provides financial support for students while they work part-time within the college. Students work for a sponsoring department or program in ways that both further their own education and serve the needs of the sponsoring unit.  

  • Examples of available positions include providing lab or course support, tutoring, preparing educational materials, and participating in outreach activities with K-12 students. Students interested in research activities should refer to the discovery learning page, as Earn-Learn Apprenticeships do not fund research activities. Funding for the Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program is provided by both the sponsoring unit and individual/corporate donors or the dean of the college.
  • Departments are responsible for screening, interviewing, hiring and supervising their earn-learn apprentices. Each department submits their selected candidates to the Dean’s Office for final review and approval.
  • In addition to performing any work assigned by their supervisors, earn-learn apprentices are required to write a thank-you letter to their donor or to the dean. Individual donors to the earn-learn program enjoy the satisfaction that comes from knowing that they are helping students work their way through college, while the college benefits from the apprentices’ service.

Ready to get started? Contact the representative from your area of interest listed below.

Key Contacts

Applied Math
Anne Dougherty

Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Trudy Schwartz

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Janet DeGrazia

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Raj Balaji

Computer Science
Stephanie Morris

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Laramie Rose

Engineering Plus
Jackie Sullivan

Mechanical Engineering
Vera Sebulsky

Engineering Management Program
Lou Rutherford

Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Elizabeth Golder

Sharon Anderson 

BOLD Center
Cara Lammey

Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities
Robyn Sandekian

Herbst Program
Wayne Ambler

Honors Program
Scot Douglass

Mike Elliott

Space Grant
Bernadette Garcia


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