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Volunteer for Data Challenge 2019!

The Student Volunteer program is an essential part of the UMD Data Challenge. SV’s help keep the DC running smoothly. Being a student volunteer provides students opportunities to participate in the challenge as a supporter, assist the DC team before and throughout the challenge timeframe, and network with information professionals by interacting with sponsors during the event.

To be a DC19 Student Volunteer, you must currently be registered for the Spring 2019 semester as a student at the University of Maryland. We are more than happy to accept undergrad, graduate, and PhD students. What we need is friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help us out!

When will I need to show up?

Starting February 1, 2019, you will be expected to work at least 5 hours a week each week in February to help prepare for the event. Tasks will include helping unpack the swag from the sponsors, stuffing the participants' bags, and preparing the judges' folders.

You will also be required to attend both of the main events to support the DC19 Team doing a variety of tasks such as checking in participants, handing out information, serving food, setting up and cleaning up.

  • Data Challenge Kick-off Day February 23, 2019 from 8am – 6pm
  • Research Showcase Judging Day March 2, 2019 from 8am – 6pm

You will also be required to attend 1 of the following events to provide your support:

  • Mentor/Researcher Team Building Event February 1, 2019 from 3-8pm
  • Student Participant Team Building Event February 8, 2019 from 4-9pm

What will I do as I DC19 Student Volunteer?

You will agree to a volunteer contract, in which you agree to:

  • Work 5 hours each week in February before DC19 assisting with preparation tasks
  • Attend both full DC19 Saturday events
  • Attend 1 DC19 Pre-event
  • Show up on time to tasks
  • In return you will be part of the DC19 team, allowed to attend two of the tech talks, be provided 2 meals and snacks throughout the day, and receive an awesome volunteer t-shirt to wear during the event.

What do I do to sign up?

The DC19 Student Volunteer lottery is now open! The lottery will close on January 10, 2019 and approximately 15 students will be chosen as SVs and notified by January 20, 2019. All other students who registered for the DC19 SV lottery will be assigned a position on the SV waiting list and notified if an SV spot becomes available.

Questions?

Drop us an email at datachallenge@umd.edu and we will get back to you as soon as we can!


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