Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Summer Jobs: Graduate Assistant Position in ECAS Advising Office

Just in case you don't want to spend another summer working at McDonalds and then locking yourself in your bedroom and playing your Justin Bieber records over and over while you contemplate how your parents simply do not understand you. Keep in mind, though, that, at this job, I don't think they'll let you wear flip-flops to work.

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office will be hiring a graduate assistant for summer 2011 (May 16 to August 12, average 20 hours per week).


Assist with New Student Orientation (June 1-24, must be available 11-3 Monday through Friday during this period):

• Organize files and information for advisers of incoming students with selected majors and pre-majors in Arts and Sciences

• Assist advisers during advising sessions with incoming students

• Provide advising for incoming students with a variety of majors and pre-majors

• Present information about advising and curriculum to groups of parents and incoming students

Assist with record keeping and other tasks in the Advising Office (dates and hours to be arranged):

• Assist with updating DegreeWorks and BANNER records for current students

• Assist with checking students for August graduation

• Help update recruiting materials for the College

• Other organizational and clerical tasks


• Enrolled at WVU in a graduate program 2010-11. Minimum GPA 3.0.

• Excellent organizational skills

• Excellent group presentation skills

• Excellent interpersonal interaction skills

• Ability to work effectively both independently and with supervision

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records

• Familiarity with Excel, Word, and e-mail, and ability to easily learn other computer applications

• Preference given to applicants with prior advising or undergraduate teaching experience

Application process:

• Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, your resume, and contact information for two faculty members who are willing to discuss your qualifications for the position.

• Send information to Katherine Karraker, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, at Katherine.Karraker@mail.wvu.edu .

• Applicant reviews will begin on April 18, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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