Junior Counselor Application Process

If all of the following apply to you:
 
- you are a SigmaAlum
- you are turning 16 years or older before the start of Sigma 2016
- you are currently in 11th grade
- you can make yourself available between August 11-22, 2016
 
you are eligible to apply for the Junior Counselor position at SigmaCamp 2016! 

As members of SigmaStaff, JCs take on an active role in making SigmaCamp the incredible place that it is, and better. JCs participate in pre-camp preparations, assist at semilabs, take care of their team, organize and run events, and prepare a workshop. This makes the JC experience as rewarding as it is exhausting (and you can bet it is not an easy job). As is with all staff, the JC position is unpaid, but all expenses are covered.

We cannot stress enough that if you are invited to be a JC in 2016, this does not imply a position at SigmaCamp in following years -- older counselors experienced enough in a particular scientific discipline to carry a significant portion of the academic load at Sigma are also integral to camp, so we have to balance.
 
The application timeline is as follows:
 
  1. Contact Information Form. Please complete this as soon as possible, and no later than September 22, 2015.

  2. Written Application. The deadline for this is November 1st, 2015.

  3. In November, we gather faculty and counselor feedback and recommendations for who would make the best JCs.

  4. Interview period will be between the 2nd week of December and 1st week of January. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. More information will follow.

  5. Invitations for the JC position are sent out in mid-January.

  6. Work begins. We will contact JCs individually to ask them to take on particular tasks.
 If you have questions, please contact Danya: danyalukin@caltech.edu