California University of Pennsylvania provides financial support in the form of graduate assistantships to a limited number of qualified graduate students. A Graduate Assistant is a student employee supported by funds provided by the University or other source and administered through the University.
Graduate Assistants perform specific duties and have responsibilities, such as: supporting instruction, supervising laboratories and other facilities, assisting faculty with sponsored programs and research or other scholarship and otherwise assisting departments in academic, scholarship, and service endeavors. A graduate assistantship provides part-time employment to a qualified student in the pursuit of a graduate degree, encourages scholarship and responsibility, enhances the academic experience, and assists departments and faculty in carrying out their missions.
All duties and services of Graduate Assistants are to be carried out under the supervision and direction of approved University faculty or staff.
Any graduate student who qualifies for a Graduate Assistant position may express interest in securing a position by contacting a department, office or program that is offering a position that aligns with the student's academic interests and educational development plans. Interested graduate students may also express interest in a Graduate Assistant position by emailing their resume to Karlene Petrisek (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the School of Graduate Studies & Research. The School of Graduate Studies & Research will provide the names and resumes of interested students to departments, offices, and programs that are approved for a Graduate Assistant position.
For more information on Graduate Assistantships, review the Graduate Assistant Handbook.