Be a Graduate Assistant

MC900384096The Training and Development Department is looking for a new graduate assistant to start Fall 2013 – Graduate Assistantships provide a cash stipend and up to 18 semester hours of tuition annually.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can work on campus 17 hours a week during the semester
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Understanding of social networking and media is a plus
  • And last but not least has excellent writing skills

The duties of a graduate assistant may include research, blog writing, social media management, as well as special projects.

A graduate assistantship is a great way to help pay for your education while adding relevant and highly valuable experience to your resume.

Application deadline is March 1

For an application please contact Tara at thawkins@roosevelt.edu

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My experience as a graduate assistant in the Training and Development Department

By Meade McCoy

MC900088568Working as a graduate assistant has provided me with numerous opportunities to learn above and beyond the normal course of grad school. I’ve worked on everything from event planning, blog writing, and blackboard course maintenance to strategic planning and social media management. Working on such a wide verity of projects might have required some quick thinking and good time management but the diversity of work has given me a wonderful new set of skills and experiences to add to my resume (as well as better time management techniques). Through working university events I’ve had the opportunity to network with GA’s from other departments, getting to know graduate students in a diverse range of departments from Math to Sociology, wonderful connections I will call on years to come. Learning the behind the scenes workings of an academic department has been both fascinating and fun, as my current goal is to get my Phd and teach at the college level it has also been highly applicable. Applying for an assistanceship has proven to be one for the best decisions I’ve made in my academic career, working as a GA has given me more opportunities to learn, it has reduced the financial burden of going to graduate school, and it has helped to flash out my resume.

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About Meade Peers McCoy

I am driven to learn, about the world and the people in it, learn to do new things, learn to see things in a new way.
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