Graduate Assistant (Staff), Academic Advisor College of Engineering and Technology

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General Summary

The role of the College of Engineering and Technology Graduate Assistant (GA) is to assist academic advisors on individual and group advising initiatives. The GA must be able to work a minimum of twenty (20) daytime hours, Monday-Friday. There may be programming and research opportunities within the role, however duties will largely be determined by the needs of the office at the given time.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Activities and Projects:
Provide educational guidance and assistance for students when choosing courses, creating schedules, and planning for academic success
Gain familiarity advising a diverse population of students including first-generation, non-traditional, probationary, and culturally diverse students
Meet with new students through freshman orientation and transfer appointments to assist them with initial adjustment to university academic life
Assist in planning and implementing group advising and student outreach programs


Have an interest in serving students in a higher education setting
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to take initiative and exhibit independent judgement
Knowledge of Microsoft office and Google suite
Excellent organizational skills; capable of multitasking effectively
Familiarity with library resources and search tools
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrate level of competency in public relations, customer service, and communication Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Energetic; proactive, and service-driven

Supplemental Information

Please note: This position is included in the Graduate Assistant Interview Day's (GAID) on March 11 and 12, 2021. You may be contacted by departments to schedule an interview with them individually. Graduate Assistant Interview Day allows candidates to select which departments they are interested to interview with (if they meet the qualifications). Graduate Assistant Job Fair is open to all prospective/current graduate students. Additional information may be found at




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time