Some Bren MESM and PhD students have served as TAs in a variety of departments in the University. UCSB's Academic Personnel Web Site has contact information for all departments that have TA positions available. However, TA positions in other departments are not abundant, and each department gives first priority to its own students. Thus, you should not count on financing your education through TA positions in other departments alone. Students should apply directly to departments for available TA positions and should contact them directly to pursue opportunities.
The most abundant source of TA positions for Bren students has been the Environmental Studies Program (ES), a large undergraduate program in the College of Letters and Sciences. Since Environmental Studies does not have a graduate program, it employs graduate students from other departments to cover its teaching needs.
Typically in late April or early May, the Environmental Studies Program will post an application for TA positios for the upcoming academic year. The deadline for submission is usually near the end of May.
Graduate Student Researcher
GSR positions are arranged on an individual basis between the student and a faculty member, and generally are not applied for as one would a Teaching Assistantship. Most faculty members use PhD students to fill their GSR positions, although a few positions may be available for MESM students.
If you are interested in becoming a GSR for a particular faculty member (in any department at UCSB), please contact the faculty member directly to explore possibilities.
Other On-campus Employment
A number of faculty, departments and organizations on campus employ students in administrative and service functions. Employment opportunities on campus are listed on the Human Resources website and in Counseling and Career Services.
Periodically, Bren School administration and individual faculty will have opportunities for students to work a few hours a week. These positions are advertised through the Bren email network. Students who have a work-study allocation are especially attractive applicants for these positions.
Depending on their workload, Bren MESM students may work part-time or complete local internships during the academic year.
The Santa Barbara News-Press classified section lists job openings in the Santa Barbara area. GauchoLink — the UCSB "job board" — has listings from area businesses and residential employers for full-time, part-time and seasonal employment. You can find GauchoLink on the Counseling and Career Services site.
Career Development Program