An assistantship is an opportunity for graduate students to directly apply theory to practice in a professional setting. Most graduate assistants are appointed to work between 15 to 20 hours per week (.375 to .50 or full time equivalent). Stipends typically range from about $5,000 to $12,000 for two semesters, plus a full or partial remission. Assistantship compensation packages do vary; feel free to ask clarifying questions. Assistantships are available through a number of departments and programs. Assistantships range from working with undergraduates in the residence halls to assisting with comprehensive research to advise programming boards. Prospective students should pursue areas which interest them.
Graduate assistantships are a central part of the HESA experience at Indiana University and are required for admission to the master's program. HESA and IUSPA work hard to provide opportunities during Outreach to interview for assistantship positions. Although there is not a centralized office at IU which controls graduate assistantships, the Outreach process has worked to centralize a number of assistantships that are related to higher education and student affairs.
Students are required to secure an assistantship before they will be fully admitted in the HESA Masters Program. Assistantships that are available through the Outreach weekends meet the requirements of obtaining an assistantship in the HESA Master's Program. Students can seek out other assistantships on campus; however those assistantships must be approved by the HESA program in meeting the assistantship requirement prior to final admission being granted to the student.
Assistantship providers are currently submitting position descriptions for available 2014-2015 graduate assistantships. We will provide an updated list of assistantship providers during the week of January 13, 2014. It is not necessary to contact the assistantship providers that will be attending the Outreach weekends; however, it is appropriate to contact offices not attending Outreach to inquire and possibly set up any additional interviews during Outreach. A link to a list of assistantships that are available through the Outreach weekend was provided to to you in your invitation to attend outreach. Please refer to that email for those available opportunities.
HESA will update its website as it is informed of new assistantship opportunities. If you are looking for additional assistantship opportunities, we recommend you begin with the IU GradGrants Center website. Remember, there is no centralized process to search for outside assistantships, so we suggest searching by key words for the areas that spark your interest. A clearing house for available assistantships in the School of Education has been established at the Office of Human Resources, 4150 Education Building, 201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006 (812-856-8055).
When you register for Outreach, you will submit a universal resume and cover letter that will be available to all assistantship providers who are participating in Outreach. Assistantship providers will review applications and make decisions on candidates they will be interviewing throughout the month of January. All students who are registered for Outreach will receive notification of their final interview schedule via e-mail at a later date. Your faculty interview time will also be included on this schedule.
If you have arranged interviews on your own you MUST submit that schedule by January 31, 2014. Please complete the schedule form to list any pre-arranged interviews and send the document as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.