What does the Career Services Graduate Assistant do?
The Career Services Graduate Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Design and facilitate presentations and workshops to classes and organizations, outreach programs and events to the campus community, including Career Events, On Campus Interviews, Employer Informational Sessions and Orientation
- Maintain Career Services website using Red Dot; manage departmental social media accounts
- Assist students on their career development process including but not limited to job-search strategies and job-search skills, resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, networking and employer research
- Assist with developing departmental learning and development outcomes and tools for collecting this data and compiling annual assessment report
- Review and approve student accounts, event registrations and payment process using Jobs4Jacks and Marketplace
- Assist Career Services team with building and strengthening relations with employers possessing internships and full-time employment for students and alumni
- Market and increase student and alumni awareness and use of departmental programs and services
- Assist with post-graduate surveys and produce annual follow-up report
- Provide administrative/clerical support to the department as well as maintain appropriate records
- Refer students to personal mental health counseling when appropriate
- Perform other related duties as assigned by full-time Career Services team
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.