What is a Graduate Assistantship?

The majority of our full-time students currently hold graduate assistant positions, which provide students with real-world experience in a higher education setting. Students get the chance to work with professionals, on or off campus, in order to incorporate what they learn in the classroom into their work and put theory to practice. Assistantships (typically 20-25 hours per week) allow students to explore different career pathways within higher education and give them the experience to become competitive in the job market upon graduation. Graduate assistantships also help students support themselves financially throughout their time in school.

Current graduate assistant opportunities include positions in student affairs, academic affairs, administration, educational policy, local non-profits, and research with faculty members.