General ELA Position

An Engineering Learning Assistant (ELA) is a trained advanced undergraduate who leads the instruction of Engineering 100 and serves as a peer advisor/mentor to the students in their ENG 100 section for the fall semester.

ENG 100 meets for the first eight weeks of the semester. Classes are 50 minutes and meet twice a week for the first four weeks, and once a week for the second four weeks.


  • Engineering student in good academic standing
  • Eligible to work in the United States/on campus
  • Will have taken classes on UIUC campus (or an affiliated study abroad) for four semesters before appointment
  • Documented leadership and involvement in University, department, and/or engineering organizations
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic about sharing first-hand experiences with first-year students


  • Attend Launch!
  • Instruct and facitate one ENG100 section of 20-25 students, following materials provided
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings with department ELAs while ENG100 is meeting
  • Provide direction, guidance, and mentorship to students in their ENG100 section during the first semester

Training Requirements

  • New ELAs Only: ELA training course during the first eight weeks of Spring semester (1 credit)
  • Both New and Returning ELAs: One training session in the fall (paid)

Time Commitment

First 8 Weeks: 6-8 hours per week
Second 8 Weeks: <5 hours per week



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