Unlike conventional student financial assistance such as grants, scholarships, and loans, the IRS classifies GA stipends as regular income that is subject to federal, state, and local taxes.
As educational institutions rarely deduct such withholdings, it the recipient's sole responsibility to reserve funds to meet these obligations.
By far, the pros of graduate assistantships outweigh the cons.
Cultivating helpful professional and academic contacts combined with drastically reduced pecuniary concerns make GAs well worth the investment of time and effort required to find, procure, and maintain them.
Coordinate, develop, and lead new student team member orientations (onboarding program) to ensure consistent information and preparation is provided to all student team members.
Create, design, and implement on-line training and/or development modules for use with leadership series and/or onboarding.
Work collaboratively to plan and implement employee recognition awards and events.
Assist in creating and developing new methods to improve student staff performance, engagement and morale. Contact: David Parker [email protected] Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will assist with planning, organizing, administering, and supervising competitive sports programs and team members as assigned.
The most common format for these academic-economic arrangements involves a grad student working under direct supervision of faculty member(s) at a college or university.
Typical GA job duties include conducting relevant research for professors' scholarly publications, performing administrative and clerical tasks like typing and/or grading assignments, and helping coaches or housing directors manage athletic teams or dormitories.