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 utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/ga/gafair.html.

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 ga@utoledo.edu.