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. The only paperwork that is initially required from student applicants is a resume and a cover letter expressing interest in the position. 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.
  • Corporate donors have the opportunity to get to know the earn-learn apprentices they support, providing another way to develop a direct connection between students and the companies that hire them.

Ready to get started with an Earn-Learn apprenticeship? Learn more by viewing the Earn-Learn brochure. Then, contact the representative from your area of interest - key contacts from college departments and programs are listed below.

Key Contacts

Applied Math
Anne Dougherty
303-492-4011

Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Trudy Schwartz
303-735-2986

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Janet DeGrazia
303-735-4763

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Raj Balaji
303-735-4276

Computer Science
Stephanie Morris
303-492-6101

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Laramie Rose
303-735-6679

Engineering Physics
Chuck Rogers
303-492-4476

General Engineering Plus
Jackie Sullivan
303-492-8303

Mechanical Engineering
Clayton Lewis and Sharon Anderson
303-492-6657 and 303-492-7444

Engineering Management Program
Lou Rutherford
303-492-2570

Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Elizabeth Golder
303-492-8475

Administration
Dan Watson
303-492-4404

BOLD Center
Cara Lammey
303-492-6606

Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities
Robyn Sandekian
303-735-6708

Herbst Program
Wayne Ambler
303-492-2009

Honors Program
Scot Douglass
303-492-6021

ITLL
Mike Elliott
303-735-0133

Space Grant
Bernadette Garcia
303-492-3141

 

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