Getting a job in college can provide you the extra money you need to meet college expenses, while providing you with real-world, professional skills.

Here at Student Disability Services (SDS) we have a number of opportunities for students to work for our office. We welcome you to apply for any positions that interest you!

Office Assistants

We have a small, dedicated team of friendly, organized student workers who staff our front desk and provide general office support. They assist with answering the phone, scheduling appointments, designing posters and other publications, and with filing.  Job openings for these positions are posted on the Student Employment website, generally at the start of the semester.

Program Assistant

Our program assistant acts as a student representative for our office and assists us in building an inclusive community, and promoting disability awareness on campus. Our program assistant collaborates with SDS staff in the development of social and informational programs on campus, and works with students to support advocacy. 

Document Conversion

Every semester we train and employ a dedicated, enthusiastic team of document conversion assistants in our Accessible Media Resource Center. These student employees convert textbooks and class material into accessible formats for students with print disabilities.  Job openings for these positions are posted on the Student Employment website.

Notetakers

Do you pride yourself on your organized notes? You could be paid for your class notes!

Sign up to be a notetaker and register all courses for which you are enrolled and would like to take notes. Once your classes are registered, we can match you as a notetaker as soon as a request for notes arrives.

Please complete the following steps in order to be ready to start taking notes as soon as you are matched:

  1. Complete the Notetaker application (pdf) and submit it to sds_notes@cornell.edu.
  2. Complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility and Verification Form, and present supporting documentation (more information on I-9 and documentation). Only original documents (no photocopies) showing proof of identity will be accepted. You can complete the I-9 at any of the I-9 hubs on campus, or our office.
  3. Send a sample of your notes to: sds_notes@cornell.edu

Once hired, the following guidelines for notetakers and students receiving notes shall apply:

Notetakers will:

  • Write down all relevant information including lecture notes, test and quiz dates, assignments, and important vocabulary words and terms.
  • Attend all classes, be on time, and be prepared to take notes. A notetaker who is unable to attend a class should contact the Notetaker Coordinator (or the student, if known) so that other arrangements can be made.
  • Upload a copy of the notes using SDS Online Services within 24 hours of the class. Notes may not be more than 3 MB in size.
  • Be prepared to clarify notes, as needed.

Notetakers will not:

  • Be responsible for assisting the student with completing assignments.
  • Tutor the student for payment by SDS. (Students may hire and pay for tutors on their own.)
  • Answer questions about the course content when these questions are better directed to the faculty member or teaching assistant.