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The Upward Bound project at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible high school students.

Through academic support, guided experiences, volunteer and job shadow opportunities, and much, much more, UB students are four times more likely to graduate from college than their peers from similar background.  


We are looking for ethusiastic individuals who would like an opportunity to gain experience working with first-generation, low-income, and diverse youth.  We are looking to hire individuals in the following areas:

  • Residential Staff: Live in & supervise participants in the residence hall, tutoring as well as supervising assigned class & study session (opportunity to teach based on collaboration with class instructor), supervision of participants at all events (Great River Shakespeare Festival, field trips, city trip at the end of the summer, etc.), coordinate activities for both large group and small group in addition to your family time (small group of students assigned to you), & other duties specific to the job.
  • Non-residential Staff: Tutoring & supervision of assigned class & study session (opportunity to teach based on collaboration with class instructor).
  • Summer academic Instructors: Flexibility to plan, coordinate, and implement curriculum for assigned class(es); supervise participants in class; provide guidance & support for tutoring staff; & ability to be creative with classroom instruction which best fits the needs of student participants.  

If you are interested in the residential/non-residential staff please complete the online application here

If you are interested in the summer academic instructor position please complete the online application here


  Our PINTREST page includes boards with information about everything from  studying techniques to choosing the right college and how to organize your dorm room.

 Upward Bound posts updates multiple times a week, this is a very useful resource for participants, parents, and staff.


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