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Work in the Knowledge Market

Knowledge Market services hire many students each year. With four specialty areas–research, digital skills, writing, and presentations–and a range of leadership opportunities available, your consultant experience can be as unique as you are. Consultants working in the Knowledge Market develop a variety of academic and professional skills, including:

  • Asking great questions and active listening
  • Facilitating conversations and group meetings
  • Using peer learning strategies to help students understand new concepts 

All Knowledge Market services offer a friendly work environment, flexible scheduling arranged around your classes, and many research and leadership opportunities.

Any open positions will be posted on this page, so watch this space!


Are you a curious person who likes to learn about different topics? Do you like talking about ideas? Apply to become a research consultant for Fall 2024!

Research consultants help students with library research, including:

  • Brainstorming and narrowing topics
  • Exploring existing research
  • Finding quality information, including peer-reviewed and scholarly sources
  • Reading and evaluating sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Citing sources

Research consultants work in the Knowledge Market alongside consultants from writing, speech, and digital skills. We provide paid research training, work around your class schedule, and offer many leadership opportunities. 

  • Starting wage: $13.43/hour
  • Application deadline: April 26

We hire undergraduate students in their second year of college and beyond. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply!

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“I never imagined how much I would grow as a student, a leader, and a citizen during my time in the Library Research Center, but it has been an invaluable part of my undergraduate experience. So much of my success stems from what I've gained from the Knowledge Market and the library.”

Natalie, former research consultant

Now Hiring Knowledge Market Receptionists for Fall 2024!

Are you a friendly and organized person? Do you like helping students and solving problems? Apply to become a Knowledge Market receptionist!

Join a team dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for students in the Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market! Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other students and staff are required. Primary responsibilities include helping students check in for consultations, managing the drop-in queues for multiple services, communicating with receptionists at other locations, and answering questions at the Knowledge Market desk. We provide paid training and work around your class schedule.

  • Starting wage: $11.53/hour
  • Application deadline: August 14

We hire undergraduate students in their first year of college and beyond. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply! 

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Page last modified February 29, 2024