The Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
The forefront of the Center's mission is to support undergraduate research, thus the staff strives to produce quality student researchers. Undergraduates who are interested in conducting research on Los Angeles and assisting with educational programming projects are encouraged to apply for a position. In addition, the Center encourages students to develop their own research projects that are associated with the Center's mission and the issues affecting Los Angeles. Tasks may include:
|Research ||Event Planning ||Professional Development |
|Conducting literature searches and preparing presentations and reports using Word, Excel, and Powerpoint ||Administering public relations tasks for educational programming events |
|Participating in professional development workshops (such as creating an effective resume, technology workshops, etc.) |
|Gathering and analyzing political and demographic data |
|Assisting with correspondence to fall and spring speakers |
|Participating in LMU's Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium |
|Learning and applying advanced computer software (such as ArcGIS, Stata, and SPSS) ||Assisting with live event productions including televised lectures and panels |
|Participating in various other conferences, retreats, and symposiums. |
At the Center for the Study of Los Angeles, student researchers can make up to $11/hour! This position is a great opportunity to learn skills that will enhance your resume, allow you to pursue a project of personal interest, and prepare you for post-graduate opportunities.
Download an application and submit a copy to any staff member at the Center for the Study of LA suite (UHall 4119). Hard copies of the application can also be found in the CSLA suite.
LMU work study funding is required for this position.
The Center's current Student Research Assistants
are: Giovanni Falcon, Nancy Flores, Kate Henley, Brendan Hughes, Mukta Mohan, Sarah Palacios, Andrew Smith, Genesis Tenorio, and Bianca Villasenor.
For a list of former Student Research Assistants, please click here.