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2014 - 2015 Graduate Assistantships in Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating experiential learning opportunities for graduate students.  We believe that supervised practice in the Division's "learning laboratories" enhances graduate education in significant ways.  Our graduate assistants bring vital curricular insights to their work within the Division, and in turn, take the practical lessons learned in their work back to the classroom.  This mutually beneficial learning exchange highlights the Division's commitment to UGA students and to graduate education.  We welcome your application to be a part of this unique opportunity in the Division of Student Affairs.

All students enrolled in or applying to a master’s program offered at the University of Georgia are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship in Student Affairs; doctoral students are encouraged to contact the Graduate School or their academic department to inquire about assistantship opportunities.  Please note that the application process for assistantships is separate from the application process for admission to an academic program.  All graduate assistantships are for the 2014-2015 academic year, and their funding is contingent upon an approved budget.  The Division is committed to serving students pursuing careers in Student Affairs.  In line with this mission, preference may be given to applicants applying to or currently enrolled in the College Student Affairs Administration master’s program.

Process - Please Read Carefully

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Expand Section Step One: Timeline

The first step in the application process is to review the selection timeline which outlines important deadlines and dates you should be aware of during the process.

Graduate Assistantship Selection Process Timeline
> printable pdf of timeline

December 10; 12 pm:  Application deadline*
January 28, 2014: Applicants will receive interview schedules via email
January 28, 2014: Applicants who have not been invited for an interview will be notified
February 10, 2014: Interview Session I in Tate Student Center
February 17, 2014: Interview Session 2 in Tate Student Center
February 24, 2014: Housing-only Interview Session
After March 3, 2014: Offers will be extended until all assistantships are filled
April 15, 2014: Deadline to accept assistantship

*As new positions become available, applicants will be notified and given an opportunity to update their file. If a position becomes available on December 10th, applicants will have until December 13th at 12 pm to make changes to their application.

Expand Section Step Three: Application Completion

To complete your application, you will need the following information:

  • Contact information for three reference providers, including full name and email address.
  • A statement of intent describing your interest in Student Affairs.  If you are applying for a Housing assistantship, you will be asked for a second statement of intent explaining your desire to pursue an assistantship with University Housing.  Both statements are limited to 500 words. 
  • Your resume (in MS Word or PDF format) labeled with your first and last name as the file name.

You may return to the application and make changes as many times as necessary until the deadline of December 10, 2013 at 12 pm.  Please contact Dominique A. Quarles, doctoral intern, at gradapps@uga.edu if you have questions regarding the application process.

** The Office of Vice President for Student Affairs coordinates only the application and interview processes for selected Master’s level graduate assistantships.  Applicants for these graduate assistantships should address questions regarding all other aspects of employment, including but not limited to tuition remission and payroll, to the appropriate assistantship provider.