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SUNY Plattsburgh currently offers over 25 graduate assistantships and other employment opportunities for well-qualified, full-time matriculated graduate students. Graduate assistants typically work 20 hours a week for the academic year (10 months). Graduate assistantships all carry a tuition scholarship (in-state rate) and a stipend, and allow you an opportunity to grow professionally while pursuing your master's or C.A.S. degree. Other employment opportunities may include paid or partially paid tuition and a stipend.
The types of graduate assistantships offered in various departments and offices at SUNY Plattsburgh include:
Residence Hall Directors - Residence hall directors are responsible for all managerial and programmatic aspects of operating a residence hall and supervises a staff of undergraduate resident assistants.
Administrative Assistants - Administrative assistants provide programmatic and administrative support to various administrative and academic offices throughout campus.
Research Assistantships - Research assistantships are associated with academic departments on campus and may involve students in the following kinds of learning experiences: tutoring, supervising laboratories and clinics, conducting research, and assisting faculty with scholarly and pedagogical endeavors.
The application deadline for graduate assistantships for the 2013-2014 academic year is February 15th. However, this is a soft deadline and applications are accepted after February 15th. Generally, graduate assistantship supervisors start interviewing in mid March or early April. Each graduate assistantship supervisor has his or her own timelines. It is advisable to send a polite email to the supervisors of the assistantships that you are most interested in, letting them know of your availability for an interview.
You should keep checking this site. New assistantships may be added (as funding becomes available) and assistantships that have been filled will be noted. The assistantship process is different from applying to graduate school. An assistantship is a job; you will be a SUNY Plattsburgh employee. Reference letters for an assistantship should speak to your skills and abilities and past employment or internship experiences.
Students interested in a graduate assistantship or other employment opportunity should submit the Graduate Assistantship Application Form to the Graduate Admissions Office by February 15. Applications are accepted after February 15, but late applications cannot be considered for all positions. It is the applicants responsibility to complete the Employment Application on the Human Resource Services website per the directions on the Graduate Assistantship Application Form. Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled by the department(s) offering the assistantship(s).
For more information about Graduate Assistantships at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Director for Graduate Admissions
Phone: (518) 564-GRAD (4723)
Toll-Free: (800) 723-9515
FAX: (518) 564-4722