Benefits of Your Assistantship (1-D)

As a Graduate Assistant, professional conduct is important because:

  • You have a dual Role: Student & Professional
  • Your primary objective is to earn your degree
  • Being a GA helps you by providing financial support and apprenticeship experience
  • You represent the university
  • You must conduct yourself with a high degree of integrity
  • You will meet with your supervisor to share your class schedule, plan your work schedule and know the job expectations
  • Your assistantship may require work during the semester breaks

Being a GA provides you with many aspects of professional development:

  • Valuable work experience
  • Prepares you for workplace
  • You attend professional conferences
  • You attend university sponsored training
  • You co-author articles and presentations
  • You build your vita/resumé

Your assistantship provides excellent opportunities to enhance the quality of your graduate education.


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