Register for March 19 Graduate Assistantship Fair

February 25, 2014 | UToday, Graduate Studies
By Staff

Graduate students interested in gaining valuable work experience as assistants in various Division of Student Affairs offices and departments during the 2014-15 academic year are encouraged to register for the Graduate Assistantship Fair that will be held Wednesday, March 19, in the 2500 wing of the Student Union.

Pre-registration is required for graduate students before job interviews can be scheduled. Online registration can be completed at

Once the submitted information undergoes review by department representatives, the students will be notified of their interview schedule prior to March 19. Walk-in interviews will not be conducted the day of the fair.

A graduate assistant (GA) is a graduate student holding regular admission to a degree program while maintaining a 3.0 GPA and working as a teaching assistant, research assistant, administrative assistant or intern for an academic or administrative department within the University.

Graduate assistants work a specified number of hours (typically 20) per week, maintain a minimum course load, and fulfill specific job requirements as set forth in their contract and by their supervisor. As a graduate assistant, most students in addition to their work experience receive tuition remission/waiver, a stipend or paycheck.

Units that utilize GAs include the Student Recreation Center, the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Student Involvement and the Student Union.

A workshop to help students prepare for successful GA interviews will be held Tuesday, March 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., both in the Ottawa East iCare Training Room.

Email questions about the Graduate Assistantship Fair to

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