Taylor Student Fellows and Graduate Assistants (GAs) are paraprofessionals who are responsible for creating and implementing Taylor programs and increasing campus and community awareness of Taylor. Fellows and GAs commit to working with Taylor for a full academic year.
Student Fellowships (open to graduate and undergraduate students)
Student Fellowships are a cohort experience with robust professional development curriculum throughout the year.
Design Thinking (DT) Fellows support, help design, facilitate, promote, and execute a variety of design thinking for social impact education programs including the human-centered design “crash courses” and the Fast 48 weekend bootcamp. DT Fellows are responsible for increasing awareness of DT through education, workshops, and partnerships with campus and community partners.
CM Student Fellows will communicate, promote and market Taylor programs, events, trainings, and activities. C&M Fellows are the authors and curators of various marketing platforms including, but not limited to, the Taylor newsletter, TaylorHub (our blog), event calendars, Facebook and Instagram. This team is also in charge of photographing events, directing short promotional and informational videos, and graphic design work
Graduate Assistantships (open only to graduate students)
GAs work on a more independent basis with their supervisor.
The CI graduate assistant will work together with staff to develop, organize, promote, and execute Taylor’s social venture accelerator program. The GA will plan the institute (review previous year’s evaluation materials, revise curriculum, recruit participants and secure mentors and speakers) and then execute the program in the spring, which will include weekly meetings and 4 Saturday sessions with accepted ventures.
The Life Design Graduate Assistant will work together with Taylor staff to communicate, promote, support, and expand meaningful life design programming at Tulane University – helping students identify where their academic interests intersect with their desire to create positive social impact. The Life Design GA’s primary responsibility will be assessing the impact of TYL courses, providing administrative support to “Taylor Your Life” (TYL) classes, and running programming in the Changemaker Residential Learning Community (RLC).
The GA for Research and Scholarship in Social Innovation will help design, execute, and support a range of scholarly and applied research-related activities at Taylor. Work will include co-authoring and proofreading scholarly products as well as designing data collection activities. The individual will be part of the research team at Taylor and will be expected to meet regularly and coordinate efforts with others.
The GA for Design Facilitation for Social Impact will help run training experiences for campus and lay audiences in design thinking for social impact. This GA might also lead groups in design-led processes to address challenges. The work will be part of regular design for social impact programming at Taylor (I.e. Fast 48), as well as contribute to custom design facilitation and/or trainings (TBD). The individual will be part of the Taylor design thinking team and will be expected to work with other trainers and facilitators.
2018-2019 TAYLOR STUDENT FELLOWS AND GAS