Graduate Student Employment Opportunities

Student Affairs at Minnesota State Mankato strives to provide ample opportunities and services for our students to be successful. We foster an environment where students are able to develop big ideas and real-world thinking. We partner with 1600 talented faculty, staff and 1600 student workers to help support the entire university. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, we are committed to supporting the continued growth of our diverse community.

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Graduate Assistantships in Student Affairs

Many of the offices housed under Student Affairs offer graduate assistantships. Our offices are passionate about providing graduate students the opportunity to get on the job training and supervision. Students admitted into a graduate program may apply for graduate assistantships (some departments, colleges and schools may set higher or additional standards). Students must meet the required standards to be granted an assistantship and must make satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Successful international applicants must be legal in status and must have employment authorization prior to actual employment as a graduate assistant. Graduate assistants must enroll concurrently in courses for every term they are receiving a graduate assistantship. The minimum credit hour enrollment for a graduate student during the academic year is six graduate semester credits.

Contingent with satisfactory performance and available funds, an appointment may be continued beyond the initial year of employment. Graduate assistants typically serve in that capacity for a maximum of two years. A complete listing of graduate assistantship policies may be obtained from the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

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