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Roundtable Student Recruitment

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What We're Looking For

We are looking for potential students to take part in graduate-level discussions for an online degree program. In these roundtable discussions, two students engage in an academic discussion with a top-tier university professor on specific topics pertaining to a given course. These discussions are filmed and will be used as part of a larger online classroom. These are one day, contractual positions.

This is a paid project. Depending on the amount of prep work required, participants can expect to be paid $300 for a half day of filming on set and $600 for a full day. Filming will take place at our studio in Arlington, VA. While we typically ask graduate students to be a part of these discussions, there are some discussions that will require undergraduate students or recent graduates. The successful applicant will possess a positive attitude in addition to being bright and articulate!

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

If chosen for roundtable discussions, you will be required to be on set at a scheduled time and day for filming with proper wardrobe. Information regarding schedule and wardrobe will be sent ahead of filming. In addition, the professor is likely to assign prep work for you to complete prior to your arrival on set. This usually consists of readings and videos. In most cases, the materials will be provided for you electronically. Prep work must be completed prior to your arrival at the studio. If you fail to do your prep work, you will not be paid in full!

On the day of filming, you and another student will be asked to participate actively in the filmed discussion. This discussion will be led by the professor, referencing the prep work as needed.

Roundtable discussions will cover topics from a variety of disciplines. We are looking for individuals with backgrounds that may include degrees from any of the subjects listed below:

  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Administration
  • Hearing and Speech Pathology
  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

These are one day, contractual positions. This is an ongoing collection of interested students and roundtable participants. To learn more and include your name in our database for future roundtable discussions, please click here.

Note: If 2U employees are interested in participating, they are welcome (and encouraged!) to apply, but cannot be compensated outside of their existing 2U compensation.


About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.