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Career Services Graduate Assistantship

The position is filled for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students interested in the position for 2015-2016 should see eligibility.

Cathryn Coffey, Career Services G.A. 2014-2015

Cathryn Coffey
G.A. 2014-2015

20-hour per week academic year — fall through spring semester — opportunity for Virginia Tech master's level graduate students in the Higher Education (HED) program, Counselor Education program, or those interested in a career in college student services and/or advising or human resources.

Alexis Ward, Career Services G.A. 2012-2014

Alexis Ward
G.A. 2012-2014

The graduate assistantship in Career Services is designed to provide a broad range of knowledge about career services. The G.A. is trained as a career services generalist; however, the applicant may indicate specific interest areas if desired. Efforts will be made to ensure that the G.A. is able to have experience in the areas of interest to him/her.

Current and past GAs and positions they secured at completion of their graduate degrees.

Nature of the G.A. experience:

• Thorough in-house training on all aspects of Career Services.
• Key responsibilities and activities include: advising, workshops, teaching, team membership, use of technology, and professional development.
• Advising students through walk-in advising and advising appointments on all career-related issues addressed by our department.
• Co-teaching our career exploration class.
• Project-related work which varies by G.A. interest and department needs.
• Opportunity to participate as a team member and work with a wide variety of staff.

Number of G.A. positions available per year:

Sarah Crockett, Career Services G.A., 2010-2011 and 2011-2012

Sarah Crockett
G.A. 2010-2012

• One. The position is filled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Work term and hours per week:

• Fall through spring semesters.
• Training begins the week prior to start of fall semester classes.
• 20 hours per week during office hours; schedule established for G.A. to accomodate her/his class schedule.

Eligibility and when to inquire:

Robert Morris, Career Services G.A. 2008-2010

Rob Morris,
2008-2010
G.A.

• First- or second-year master's level graduate students in the Higher Education (HED) program, Counselor Education program, or those interested in a career in college student services and/or advising or human resources.
• Our mission is to train graduate students interested in a career in college student services or closely related fields. Students in unrelated academic programs whose career interests are unrelated to the mission of this assistanship will not be viewed as qualified candidates.
Eligible graduate students may make inquiries beginning in February 2015 for the upcoming (2015-2016) academic year.

Emily Reineke, our 2007-2008 G.A.

Emily Reineke,
2007-2008 G.A.

Benefits:

• Stipend and tuition reimbursement.
• Expenses covered for attendance at the VACE (Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers) conference (held in late April or early May).

Former Career Services graduate assistants:

Current and past GAs, positions they secured at completion of their graduate degrees.

Contact for questions:

Students who have read the information above, and meet eligibility requirements may, at the appropriate time, contact:
Ms. Amy McPherson
Associate Director for Student Services
amy.mcpherson@vt.edu
540-231-6241

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