The Graduate Assistantship (GA) program is an opportunity for students to receive a stipend and discounted tuition in exchange for supporting SWC’s administrative functions. Assistantships for $3,600 or $7,200 are typically awarded in the fall quarter for the entire year. The award funds are distributed equally over the course of three or four quarters. Part of the award is used to discount tuition; part is paid as a stipend.
Graduate Assistants work 5-13 hours per week during the academic quarters supporting the administrative functions of the college. This could include working in one or more of the following administrative areas: admissions, development, social media, website support, or marketing. It might also include providing administrative support to the Art Therapy or Counseling programs or to the Tierra Nueva Counseling Center. GA’s do not teach or see clients; they offer administrative support only.
The GA positions require professional skill sets that should be demonstrated in the application and resume (see position description). We are particularly interested in students with a passion for social media, photography/videography, representing the college to prospective students (giving tours, attending graduate fairs, etc.), marketing and recruitment, writing (blogs, web content, etc.), and undertaking special research projects for the admissions office.
If you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship you must already be accepted for graduate studies at SWC and have completed the FAFSA. The selection of a Graduate Assistant is determined by skills, knowledge and need, usually in that order.