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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Life has many graduate assistant and graduate research assistant positions available. We are confident that you will discover the position that best fits your needs as a K-State graduate student. Read on or contact us to begin your graduate student employment experience.

Becoming a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Life is a great campus employment option for graduate students. Graduate assistantships provide convenient, student-oriented opportunities that will strengthen your skills for future employment.

Departments within the division employ graduate students in different capacities. Whether you want to sharpen your people skills, explore your creativity or anything in between, you'll the lay the foundation for success with the Division of Student Life position.

If you are accepted as a graduate student at K-State and plan to enroll, you are eligible for employment — even if you aren't eligible for financial aid. Many positions may qualify you to pay in-state tuition rates.

The average compensation is between $10,000-$15,000 a year. Most positions typically run from August to May, although some run through the summer months.

Graduate Student Visit Days

On Wednesday, March 14, prospective graduate students can visit K-State, interview with Student Life departments/offices that have openings for the 2018-2019 academic year, and meet faculty within your program of interest.

View the schedule for the day and the graduate assistantship opportunities available. You will be asked to rank your assistantship preferences, submit a resume, and a cover letter when you register for one of the two visit days. Departments/offices will then review interested candidates and select who they would like to interview. You will receive a personalized interview schedule a week prior to your visit day.

visit-days

Have questions about visit day? Contact the Division of Student Life's graduate assistant experience committee chair Dr. Kevin Cook.

Considering Options

If you are ready to apply for your graduate program, visit the Graduate School website to learn about the process and get started today. Note: you do not have to be accepted prior to attending a visit day.

Visit our website, k-state.edu/vpsl for more information about the division's departments. All departments within the Division of Student Life accept the general position application.

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