What does the Career Services Graduate Assistant do?
The Career Services Graduate Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Facilitate career development related presentations to classes, organizations and departments
- Assist students with resume and cover letter writing/critiques
- Act as a resource to students needing assistance with interviews, internships, job opportunities and graduate school search
- Maintain and develop the Career Services website
What does Career Services look for in a potential Graduate Assistant?
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of or ability to learn University policies and procedures
- Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships and work independently and as a member of a team
- Skill in using computer applications including Windows 7, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and Internet
- Knowledge of techniques used in the design and maintenance of web applications (RedDot) is desirable
- Ability to work effectively and patiently with students from all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and personalities, which may be different from your own
- Ability to communicate effectively and courteously in both oral and written form with faculty, staff, students and employers
- Skill in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups
- Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time
Other Preferred Skills:
- Good time management , organized, and strong work ethic
- Respectful, sense of personal responsiblity, and good judgment
- Proactive, stamina, and professionalism
- Team player, positive attitude, and flexibility
- Able to separate personal situations from work environment
- Leadership and ability to initiate action
What are the requirements to become a Graduate Assistant?
To be eligible for an assistantship, an applicant must satisfy University, Graduate School, and departmental requirements. Graduate Assistantships are considered security sensitive positions by the University and criminal histories will be checked. The Graduate School requires the individual to have clear or provisional admission to a graduate program and must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in the fall or spring semester and three semester credit hours in a summer session. Students admitted on probation or as post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for an assistantship. Unless enrolled in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) program, an Overlap Program student is not eligible for a graduate assistantship.
- G.P.A. (current and cumulative) 3.0 and higher
- Professional skills; great communication skills and leadership abilities
- Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft office programs
- Must be able to work 20 hours a week in the fall, spring and some weeks during summer semesters (This is a 12 month position - $1100.00 monthly stipend)
- Experience in web development is highly desirable
- Strong preference for student/candidate whose expected graduation date is Spring 2015 or later.