Graduate assistants are employed in the Department of Communication in such areas as broadcasting, multimedia production, journalism, and departmental program management.
These assistantships usually require 10 or 20 hours of work per week, for which partial or full tuition is waived and a small bi-weekly stipend is paid. Assistantships run from September to May; no student may be employed in more than one assistantship.Graduate assistants will assist the department chairperson, faculty, and/or staff with duties that include, monitoring computer labs, designing newsletters and informational posters, attending department events, proctoring examinations, and many other tasks. Awards are made as vacancies exist, and are based on the applicant's professional qualifications as shown in transcripts, resume, and portfolio of work samples. A personal interview is desirable.
Applicants for graduate assistantships must complete the regular admission procedure, then file a letter of application with the chair of the Department of Communication. Applications for graduate assistant positions should be received no later than May 1.