Student Employment

Join the Sears think[box] Team!

Students of all majors and skill levels are invited to apply to join the 2024-2025 team of think[box] Student Technicians!

Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 29 at 9:00 a.m.

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Interested in being part of the exciting work that takes place at Sears think[box]? Consider applying to become a student technician! 

Our student technician team is composed of motivated students from all disciplines at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. With no prior technical or work experience necessary, our student technicians represent a range of skill levels and expertise.

As a member of the think[box] team, you’ll be expected to demonstrate a strong customer service orientation including friendliness, patience, and strong communication skills as you support our efforts involving fabrication or prototyping. You can read the student technician job description to see if becoming a student technician is of interest to you.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Important Dates

    Considering applying to work at Sears think[box]? Be aware of these key dates in our application cycle: 

    • November – Application opens
    • January – Information Sessions:
      • SAT, January 20 | 4:00pm (EST) | Zoom (link is on campus groups)
      • MON, January 22 | 5:00pm | think[box] floor 2 presentation area
      • TUES, January 23 | 6pm | think[box] floor 2 presentation area
      • FRI, January 26 | 1:00pm | think[box] floor 2 presentation area
    • January 29 – Application closes at 9:00 a.m. 
    • February - March – Interviews
    • March – Employment offers extended
    • August – Mandatory technician training before the semester begins

    Frequently Asked Questions

    No, you can't be both a think[box] technician and an orientation leader.

    Technician training coincides with orientation week so these two jobs are mutually exclusive.

    Yes, we do hire students with Federal Work-Study.

    CWRU students may contact the CWRU Office of Student Employment (216.368.4530, for more information regarding their work-study status.

    CIA students may contact the CIA Office of Financial Aid (800.223.4700, for more information regarding their work-study status.

    Yes, we do hire international students.

    CWRU students may contact International Student Services for more information about student employment for international students.

    Yes, we will train you to use and help others use the equipment.

    We want to hear from you! Please send any questions to and we'll do our best to address them.