All positions for summer and academic year 2013-2014 are filled.
Graduate Assistant Job Description
During the Academic Success Summer Bridge Program, graduate assistants (known as counseling assistants) are partially responsible for acclimating students to the Shippensburg University campus by maintaining weekly appointments with their students. The professional counseling staff assigns students to the counseling assistants. Issues addressed during weekly appointments include adjustment issues, financial aid, time management, and study skills.
Position begins a week prior to Term 5, and the Summer Bridge Program runs through August.
A total of 150 hours are required during the summer session. It is also expected that counseling assistants be present for the weekend that Bridge students move into their residence halls. This is a mandatory weekend commitment.
During the regular semesters, counseling assistants maintain contact with the students they were assigned to during the summer. In addition, upper-class students may also be assigned. Appointments with upper-class students are determined by class year.
Issues addressed may be similar to those discussed during the summer. In addition, counseling assistants help first-year students with scheduling procedures for the following semester, as well as summer courses. Each counseling assistant may be assigned additional duties by their individual supervisor.
A total of 250 hours are to be completed during each semester. It is the expectation of the Academic Success Program that counseling assistants agree to a one-year commitment.
If interested, please forward your resume, 2 letters of reference to:
Dr. Chad Bennett, Interim Director
Academic Success Program
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Peer Leader Applications are due March 28, 2014 to the ASP office (Wright Hall 128)