Tech Callers
Why should I be a Tech Caller?
starting pay
About the Program
Do you want give back to the MIT community at an enjoyable workplace with flexible hours? Then the Tech Caller Program is the place for you! As a Tech Caller, you will reach out to MIT alumni over the phone, reconnect them with their MIT experience, and ask them to make a gift that will help make MIT an even better place. Our shifts are only 3 hours long, including a 15-minute break in the middle, and we only require 2 shifts a week!

We are located at the heart of campus in W20, with all our weekday shifts taking place in the evening so that you don’t have to worry about your work schedule conflicting with classes. Each shift features a game that is played throughout the evening, and the winner earns bragging rights, plus $10 in Tech Cash! Throughout the week, month, and semester we offer other chances for gift cards, food, and more! If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply to become a Tech Caller!
Where is the Tech Caller office located?
The Tech Caller office is in W20-022, the Stratton Student Center basement. If you walk down the stairs near the front entrance (facing Kresge) and take a right, the Tech Caller office is at the end of the hall next to a large graphic that reads “Annual Fund Student Headquarters.”
Will I be calling right away after I get hired or is there training?
All new callers go through 3 days of training before they start calling. On day 1 you come in and listen to an experienced Tech Caller as they make their calls. They will explain the software that we use and you will get to hear them make real calls. On day 2, we go through the program manual. On day 3, you listen to another experienced caller for half of shift, and then after a break, you call and the experienced caller helps you so that everything goes smoothly.
Can I work over 6 hours per week?
Yes! You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week for MIT during the semester and up to 40 hours a week for MIT during IAP and the summer. All MIT jobs count toward this total, so if you have multiple roles on campus, please ensure your total hours do not exceed these limits.
Should I bring anything with me to training?
All you will need is a pen or pencil. We will provide everything that you will need during your training. You need to submit your I-9 to MIT prior to beginning training.
Is there anything I can do before training starts to help the process move faster?
Before coming in, you must complete your I-9 at the Atlas Center located at 40 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA (E17). They are open from 8am-6pm Monday through Friday.
Are there opportunities to help in ways outside of calling?
Yes! The Tech Caller program offers many opportunities to help the MIT Alumni Association, including making thank-you videos for donors, staffing events, and more! These activities are a great way to earn extra hours for your paycheck and to network with people from across MIT.
Are there chances to advance myself in the program?
The program offers several ways for you to advance. After each semester, if you have strong attendance and consistently reach your 6-hour weekly minimum, you can see a raise of $0.50! There are also other positions that come with pay rate increases, including LEAD callers, trainers, and supervisors.

Individual Rewards
  • 1 Movie Ticket – Free movie ticket for perfect attendance with small drink & popcorn!
  • Nightly game – winner receives a $10 gift card
  • Earn points towards prizes in our MIT Swag Shelves
  • Shirts – Stay with the program a full semester and earn a Tech Caller T-Shirt!
  • Referral Bonus – Have a friend join us and if they stay 4 weeks, you earn a $25 gift card!
Group Rewards
  • Weekly CompetitionEach week all the shift callers compete with other nights for group rewards.
    • The Challenge: be the best shift of the week in a stats category, such as highest credit card rate
    • The Reward: free food at break the following week!
  • Semester-long challenge: Earn entries into our prize drawing for an iPad or other cool prizes—just for being at shift!


Fall/Spring Semester Schedule:  
Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays* 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursdays 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Sundays 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Sundays 6:00-9:00 p.m.
* Tuesday shifts will not be held during the beginning of the spring 2024 semester.