Overview of the Program:
- An Undergraduate Assistantship[ (UGA) should enhance a student’s academic experience and allow for significant growth.
- Proposals must be written to reflect how an assistantship will be more than just a work study job.
- Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors during the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply.
- Students desiring assistantships must correctly complete the application process. (See Student Requirement section.)
- All student applicants must be interviewed.
- Students must have a 2.75 GPA at the time of application.
- Undergraduate assistants will earn $8.25 per hour.
- Students selected for a UGA position are not eligible for regular work study positions. Limited exclusions apply. Contact the office of financial assistance with questions.
- Download and complete the proposal application. A new form is being introduced this year, using electronic signatures. (For the purpose of this form an electronic signature will be a typed name.)
- Proposals need to be returned electronically, as a word document, to Human Resources by 4:00pm on February 3, 2017.
- Funding of Undergraduate Assistantship positions will come from the student employment budget already assigned to the department for the fiscal year.
- If a large number of proposals from a department are received, the frequency the department has received undergraduate assistantship funding in the past will be a factor in determining the 2017-2018 awards.
- If more than one proposal is submitted, please indicate order of preference. If no preference is given, the UGA Committee will preference the applications.
- Because the undergraduate program is also intended to offer students the opportunity to build their application and interviewing skills, all applicants should receive a personal interview with the supervisor directing their particular undergraduate assistantship.
- It may be helpful to personally encourage several students to consider applying for your Undergraduate Assistantship. This assures a larger pool of applicants from which to choose, and involves more students in the program
In mid-February, Career Development and Civic Engagement will send students information on how to apply for 2017-2018 UGA positions through CareerPaths. A student must do the following to be eligible:
- Submit a resume and cover letter for each UGA position of interest on CareerPaths before 4:00pm on March 16, 2017.
- Have a personal interview with the individual who will be directing the undergraduate assistantship.
- Hold a cumulative grade point of at least 2.75 at the time of application.
- Must not hold another work study position in the 2017-2018 academic year.