Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 20 May.

NB: There are two parts of the application: previous experience and a coding and/or a design challenge. Be sure to give yourself enough time to complete the challenges!


DALI Lab FAQ

What is DALI ?

  • DALI Lab = Digital Arts, Leadership, and Innovation Lab

  • Students work in teams outside of the classroom, building prototypes while learning technical and creative skills. We help our partners communicate complex information in order to change behavior, enhance understanding, motivate exploration, and create delight

  • Lab meetings Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

  • $11-15/hour, ~10 hours/week

 

Who does DALI hire? Do I need to be an expert in Design or Development?

Short answer: “No! You don’t have to be an expert.”

We like people who like doing things, who can show us that they can learn things quickly and demonstrate initiative and self-learning by working on projects outside of classes. In our applicants, we look for people with some previous design/dev/maker experience, who work well in a group, and who are enthusiastic to work in the lab!

Strong applicants tend to be familiar with a few of the following: Adobe CC, WordPress, iOS (Objective C/Swift), HTML5 (Javascript/HTML/CSS), SASS/Les, Node/Angular, Rails, git, Video Editing, AfterEffects, and SolidWorks learned through classes or otherwise.

 

Can I work at DALI if I’m a Freshman?

It is possible to work in the lab as a freshman. We are happy to hire students who demonstrate that they’re eager to learn new things, even though you might not yet have the experience or requisite skills!

 

If accepted, do I get to choose the project I work on?

Yes! If accepted you will be given a list of potential projects to work on and you can select your top choices. When deciding project placements we typically consider students' existing skills and experiences, the skills students wish to gain from the lab, the skills required for each of the projects, and students' previous work on projects.

Both existing members and new applicants submit (slightly differing) applications and samples at the beginning of each term to aid in our assignment process. The project assignments and teams are finalized by the end of the first week of classes to allow teams to make the most of our very short terms! This quick turnaround process seems to work best with the constraints of the d-plan and students learn a ton regardless of the project they're on.

 

I’m interested in working for DALI, how do I apply?

We’re very happy that you're interested in working at the DALI Lab. To apply to work at DALI in 17F, please fill out the application above.

 

I can’t work for DALI this term, how can I still be involved?

You can apply now to join DALI next term. In the meantime, join our mailing list so that you will hear about the events of the lab that are open to campus.

 

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