Assistantship Essay

Please note the following: The pay for graduate assistantships is $15/hour. A high expectation for professional behavior includes:

  • Dress code of business casual for students while performing assistantship duties (See the dress code listing for details). 
  • An understanding that assistantship time is for work for the college - not time to do homework or other non-work related tasks.
  • Students must stay on track with their assigned hours or risk having their contract canceled. 
  • It is your responsibility to be proactive and seek out ways to add value. 
  • Please see the MBA office if you need help finding additional work to keep up. 
  • Please be honest in reporting your hours worked. 
  • Due to the demanding time requirements of a full time load and assistantship, assistantships will generally not be available to students on an overload.
Please select which semester you wish to apply for. You will need to reapply each semester.
Please indicate how your personal academic achievements will contribute toward the success of this assistantship.
Please elaborate on how this assistantship will help you in your academic and career related goals.
We will use your response to this question to try and match you so that you will gain the most valuable experience. (Examples include: global business, finance, marketing, etc.)
Dress Code Guidelines Clothing should be crisp, neat, pressed, and never wrinkled to project a professional, business-like image. A business casual environment enhances the image and reputation of the MBA program’s Graduate Assistants, while allowing students to dress comfortably and affordably. Tops Collared shirts or polo shirts, buttoned shirts, sweaters, and cardigans are appropriate. Many tops can easily be dressed up with blazers, cardigans or sport jackets. It is inappropriate to wear tank tops, sweatshirts, or tops that are excessively tight or revealing. Bottoms Dress pants, chinos, dressy capris, dresses, skirts and nice-looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. Inappropriate bottoms include jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, short shorts, shorts, leggings or spandex. Footwear Appropriate shoes include loafers, dress shoes, heels, boots, flats, and other closed-toed shoes. Please avoid flip-flops, tennis shoes, and other informal shoes. Religious and Health Accommodation Under religious practice, belief, or health issue that conflicts with the dress code exceptions will be made. A few events may require professional or other attire as announced. By checking the box above, you acknowledge that you have read the above guidelines and agree to abide by the dress code for the MBA program.