The COMP110 team introduces computer science to the Carolina community. We are a team of passionate, brilliant, and caring Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) who support, manage, and design every facet of the course.
In the past two years, the 110 UTA team has driven COMP110's growth to being the 3rd most popular course at UNC. In 2016-2017, we taught over 1,500 fellow undergrads how to code!
Everyone who has taken COMP110 or above is eligible to apply, however, we are especially looking for first year students who have just completed COMP110.
What do we hope to find in a new members?
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Did you accidentally fall in love with programming in COMP110? Do well in the course? Help teach your friends? We especially want you to apply!
Many members of the team found programming in COMP110, too. Becoming a junior UTA while you're simultaneously in COMP401 is an amazing catalyst for strengthening your skills and knowledge.
Take Helen over there to the right, for example. Her first programming experience was in COMP110, too! Three semesters of being a UTA later and she'll interned at Google last summer.
"As a UTA you'll understand more about computer science, make a lot of awesome friends, and help the best students!" ~Helen '19 - 110 UTA & Intern at Google
A common question we're asked is "what do you do?"
The better question is what don't we do?
Primarily, we hold office hours and teach programming one-on-one. Each of us also has a team of students we are responsible for through the semester. Beyond that, team members take initiative and ownership of many facets of the course:
COMP110 UTAs have an outsized impact on the education and experiences of fellow Carolina students learning how to program.
COMP110 UTAs are hired at two levels of weekly commitment. Typically, new team members are hired for 5 hours per week. Some on the team opt for 10 hours per week when funding is available. Additionally, Sundays are our team meetings where we regroup and prep for the week ahead.
We're a big, crazy, caring family of passionate students who have fun both on the job and away from it. Joining the team provides a number of valuable growth opportunities:
Data Scientist at Asana
Software Engineer at Amazon
Software Engineer at ESPN
Consultant at Accenture
Software Engineer at IBM
Technology Analyst at JP Morgan
Intern at Google
Intern at Microsoft
Intern at CapitalOne
Intern at GE
Intern at Quizlet
Intern at WillowTree
Alumni of the team have taken jobs and internships with these organizations and more.
We care a lot about maintaining a jovial, creative, ambitious, and inclusive culture. Most UTAs have made close friendships on the team. We're a close knit group and we love the challenge of introducing Computer Science to Carolina. We also schedule activities through the semester for team members to get together outside of Sitterson.
Plus, we all get exclusive TEAM110 T-Shirts and free food and dessert on occasion at team meetings.
Applications open on November 19th! We'd love for you to apply. Here is the schedule for next steps:
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your application! Apply via the link below...