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Graduate Assistant Placement Partnership

The Division of Student Affairs and the Higher Education Program at Georgia Southern work closely to offer hands-on learning experiences for students seeking a career in Student Affairs in the classroom and also in graduate assistant roles.  Creating a good match with career desires and interests to roles within Student Affairs/higher education is critical.  Please see the opportunities below as well as the process to inquire about positions that may be of interest to you.  Note that these positions are only those within Student Affairs that have an opening for Fall 2019.  Other grad assistantship positions at Georgia Southern within other departments in higher education may be found.

Hiring OfficeGA Duties/Focus Area During AssistantshipDept. ContactContact EmailAssistantship Location
Multicultural AffairsAssist with the development and implementation of diversity education programs and trainings for the Georgia Southern undergraduate and graduate student community and create and implement programs for the larger campus community. Programs must address topics in social justice, multiculturalism, or diversity. Many of these programs are essential to the success of the office and require the student to work independently. Position requires some evenings and weekends.Takeshia Brownfbrown@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Fraternity & Sorority LifeThe graduate assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life is a full time graduate student, with a 20-hour per week commitment, as well as some evenings and weekends being required. FSL graduate assistants' primary responsibility will be to assist the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life with the direct advisement and supervision of the Georgia Southern fraternity & sorority community.Francisco Lugoflugo@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Leadership & Community EngagementSouthern Leaders GAJohn Banterjbanter@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Leadership & Community EngagementAlternative Breaks GABrandi Hoffmanbhoffman@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Student ActivitiesAdvise student leaders, assist in the planning, implementation, coordination, daily administration, facilitation, supervision and evaluation of OSA/UPB campus programs and services.Office of Student Activitiesosa@GeorgiaSouthern.eduStatesboro and Savannah
Career & Professional DevelopmentCareer Development Specialist GA: assists Career Development Specialists in providing relevant services to students through individual contacts (resume prep, job search, interview prep), class room presentations, and assistance at office sponsored events.Glenn Gibneyggibney@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Career & Professional DevelopmentMarketing GA: designs and produces marketing materials to support all OCPD events and activities. Leads weekly marketing meeting to collect business requirements from OCPD staff.Glenn Gibneyggibney@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Career & Professional Development

Employer Relations GA: updates/posts job and internship opportunities on Eagle Career Net. Assists Employer Relations team in coordinating employer events including on-campus interviews, information sessions, and career fairsGlenn Gibneyggibney@georgiasouthern.eduStatesboro
Dean of Students – Armstrong campusWork with low level students of concern, assist with intake processes in office, help facilitate the Captain's Cupboard process, perform minor administrative tasksAndrew Diesadies@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Dean of Students – Armstrong campusSupports the office by creating, processing and adjudicating conduct cases, organizing and implementing formal hearings, helping facilitate the Captain's Cupboard process, and completing research to help improve the office.Tiffany Davistiffanydavis@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah
Student Accessibility Resource CenterAssists with test proctoring services, contacts faculty and students as needed, provides direct test accommodations to students (i.e. reader, scribe), assists students in the front office of SARCKelly Woodruffkwoodruff@georgiasouthern.eduSavannah

Process

  1. Fill out an “online Graduate Assistantship Application” to ensure your interest is noted with the College of Graduate Studies (COGS).  This link can be found athttps://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/new-current-students/graduate-assistantships-information/.  This step is important for the hiring manager in any of the positions listed above to find your application and move forward quicker.
  2. If you see any positions of interest in those noted above, send an email at to the respective department at the contact info. listed, mention you submitted an official application for a graduate assistantship through COGS, and that you have an interest in one of the positions.
  3. The department will review your application and arrange a time to visit on the phone or in person to discuss it further

NOTE:  All Student Affairs departments strongly value the relationship with the Higher Education Program and believe in a congruent match between interested student and the hiring department.  All efforts will be given to offer priority consideration to those within the Higher Education Program and those departments who have positions available and being made available on this page.

Next Steps

  • After sending an email to the hiring department, browse the Division of Student Affairs website to learn more about what we do as a Division and how we serve students.  Connecting your in class experience to the work within Student Affairs as a practitioner is vital.
  • Consider going by any Student Affairs department and find out more what they do!  Talk to leadership and perhaps arrange a time to learn more about their department, even if it is no the department you are interested in working.  We all play a role in the development of students and see our functional areas as opportunities to collaborate for student success.
  • The positions noted above are considered priority placement opportunities for Georgia Southern Higher Education Program graduate students until May 1st.  After that date, the hiring department will consider other admitted students from other departments in addition to those from the Higher Education Program.
  • Any follow up questions on the process listed above, contact Dr. Dan Calhoun (Higher Education Program Coordinator) at dwcalhoun@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Ken Gassiot (Associate Vice President for Student Engagement) at kgassiot@georgiasouthern.edu

Student Resources

Higher Education Program

(program info, admissions, coursework, resources)

https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/edld/higher-education/higher-education-student-resources/
Division of Student Affairs
https://students.georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 4/12/2019