University of Southern Indiana


1. When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the 2018 TCA is February 10, 2018.

1.1 When will applicants know if they have been selected?

While the selection date may change we hope to have applicants selected by March 1, 2018. If you want to apply but require an answer prior to March 1 we may be able to work with you. Please contact Josh McWilliams at

2. What dates does the TCA run through?

The TCA will start on 5/14/2018 and end on 8/10/2018. Additionally, a date will be selected prior to 5/14/2018 in order to complete required paperwork and have a brief orientation.

2.1 What is the expected work schedule?

The TCA is a 24 hour per week commitment. While projects may dictate an alternative schedule generally working hours will be Monday - Thursday from 9AM-3:30PM and will include a half hour lunch. 

Deviations to this schedule will also include the below noted holiday weeks as well as the final week of the TCA due to a public pitch presentation. Applicants should note that Friday August 10 will be a working day in lieu of Monday August 6. 

2.2 Are there any holidays with time off?

Yes, May 28th (Monday - Memorial Day) and July 4th (Wednesday - Independence Day) will be observed as unpaid holidays. For each of those weeks the day on which the Holiday falls will be off with the subsequent Friday the same week being a working day.

2.3 Can I take an additional vacation?

No, as the program is only 12 weeks long it is our expectation that with the exception of acute emergency situations the outlined schedule will be adhered to.

3. Can I participate in the TCA while working?

Not during the hours of the program. Yes, you can work in the evening or on the weekends. The TCA is a 24 hour a week commitment as described above..

4. Office hours and location for more information.

Additional information can be obtained by going to the TCA Homepage or by setting up an appointment with Josh McWilliams at

5. How will I be paid?

You may choose to be paid via direct deposit or by physical check (which must be picked up on campus).

5.1 How much will I be paid?

The program will pay $15 per hour with a maximum of 25 hours per week.

5.2 Will I be a USI student worker?

Yes, and subject to USI policy. More information can be found by contacting USI Human Resources.

6. Selection Process.

The selection process is multiple steps:

1) Apply online.

2) Panel scoring of application.

3) Possible interviews.

7. Who is the TCA open to?

The TCA is open to students at USI of any major who want to expand their innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

Note: Due to the confidential relationship with NSWC Crane, participants are required to be US citizens.

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