How do I search for & apply to Graduate Assistantships?
- Graduate Assistantship positions are listed on Handshake, an online database that connects students and alumni to thousands of employers. Central Connecticut State University is listed as an employer.
- Once on the Handshake webpage, log-In with your CCSU ID #.
- Apply for positions directly through Handshake. Follow the instructions on the position posting and send all required application documentation to the respective departmental personnel for review.
- Graduate assistantships allow well-qualified matriculated graduate students to participate in institutional activities academically relevant to the student’s program of study
- Graduate assistantships are awarded to matriculated graduate students, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Graduate assistants are expected to make a full-time commitment to graduate study.
- Stipends, fee waivers, and scholarships for graduate assistants provide graduate students with financial assistance, enabling students with limited financial resources to undertake graduate study.
- Full-time graduate assistants receive a fee waiver each semester that they are appointed as a graduate assistant. The waiver includes the State University Fee, the University General Fee, and the Student Activity Fee. Students pay for accident insurance.
- Stipend amounts vary depending on individual departments, the scope of work the student performs, and whether they have a half- or full- assistantship.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:
- Matriculated in a graduate program
- Actively registered in a degree program
- Maintaining a GPA of 3.00 or higher
- Part-time GA positions work an average of 10 hrs/wk or 150 hrs/semester.
- Full-time GA positions work an average of 20 hrs/wk or 300 hrs/semester.
- Assignments begin the first week of each semester and continue through the end of the semester.
Graduate Studies Policy Regarding GA Positions
- May not be employed by any other employment category of the university.
- Full- and part-time Graduate Assistants should not be engaged in significant employment outside of the university.
For more information about graduate assistantships, see the Career Development website here.