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A great college experience starts with a great first year

K-State FirstK-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career.

We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only. We are the home for the University's common reading program (KSBN) and a one-on-one mentoring program (GPS) that connects new students with other members of the K-State family. In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, diversity, and the empowerment of students. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

We're also here to help. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We'd love to hear from you.

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Graduate Assistant Position with K-State First, the University’s First-Year Experience Program

Join our team!

The K-State First Graduate Assistant (GA) provides essential support to the CAT Community program and the students and Learning Assistants in the CAT Community program The GA also works as an important part of the K-State First team to provide an outstanding first-year experience to new students. For more information about K-State First, please check us out online at www.ksu.edu/first . This is a half-time (20 hours/week) GA for 12 months. It is student services position, not a (GRA) research position.

For more details, download and read through the position description.

Application Process

Send a “General Graduate Assistant Application” or a letter of application along with a resume and contact information for three references to: Dr. Gregory Eiselein, Director, K-State First, 008 Leasure Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (785) 532-1501. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.