Applications

Applications

At the University of Arkansas, the Division of Student Affairs hopes to give each candidate applying for a graduate assistantship the opportunity to continue to develop their interview skills.

The Graduate Assistant application process is designed to replicate a job interview for entry to mid-level jobs within the Higher Education profession. Video interviews allow candidates to show their passion, personality, and insight while allowing recruitment teams to determine the best fit at the onset of the interviewing process.

Graduate students accepted into Student Affairs' GA program will work for one of the offices or departments in the division.

There are two application processes. One is the GA Day Formal Application hiring process. GA Day takes place mid-spring semester. We review applications and offer selected candidates the opportunity to come to campus to be interviewed and see what the Razorback community has to offer. Most if not all of our GA positions are filled during GA Day. Second is the Informal Applicationprocess. This process hires applicants on an as needed basis by an office or department that had an unanticipated opening or the GA graduated in December. The Informal Application process opens late spring semester and is only available if positions are not filled during the GA Day Formal Application process.

 

GA Day is coming March 12th and 13th, 2020!

 

GA Day

The 2020 GA Day Formal Application process will open on December 2nd and close on February 6th.

1. Complete the GA Day Formal Application. The application will be completed using HogSync. A University of Arkansas username and password must be used to login.

2. Complete the video portion of the application using uark.optimalresume.com.

  • Click the "Login" button in the upper right-hand corner
  • Create a new account using your @uark email address, found in your acceptance letter
  • Click "Create New Interview"
  • Name your interview "Student First and Last name –GA Application" (Example: Jane Doe- GA Application)
  • In the "Select Interview Type" box choose "University of Arkansas Graduate Assistant Application Interview." Make sure the format stays on video.
  • At the bottom of the screen choose “Continue Interview." You will be able to record yourself as many times as you would like.

3. After answering all questions posed, click the “Share” icon at the top of the page.

4. Paste this link into the GA Day Formal Application in HogSync.

5. Complete the remaining portions of the GA Day Formal Application by submitting a resume, cover letter, contact information for two references, and the video link.

6. We will reach out to you on behalf of any offices or departments that would like to interview you during GA Day. The day will start with check-in at 8:30 am and end depending on your last scheduled interview. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Candidates can have between one and four interviews scheduled throughout the day. All interviews will conclude by 4 pm.

7. Please make sure to reserve this day on your calendar. We will be in contact with you regarding the details of GA Day. Thank you for your interest in the University of Arkansas and the Division of Student Affairs.  

Informal Application

The Graduate Assistant Informal Application will open on April 1st.

1. Complete the  Informal GA Application. The application will be completed using HogSync. A University of Arkansas username and password must be used to login.

2. Complete the video portion of the application using uark.optimalresume.com.

  • Click the "Login" button in the upper right-hand corner
  • Create a new account using your @uark email address, found in your acceptance letter
  • Click "Create New Interview"
  • Name your interview "Student First and Last name –GA Application" (Example: Jane Doe- GA Application)
  • In the "Select Interview Type" box choose "University of Arkansas Graduate Assistant Application Interview." Make sure the format stays on video.
  • At the bottom of the screen choose “Continue Interview." You will be able to record yourself as many times as you would like.

3. After answering all questions posed, click the “Share” icon at the top of the page.

4. Paste this link into the Informal Graduate Assistant Formal Application in HogSync.

5. Complete the remaining portions of the Graduate Assistant Formal Application by submitting a resume, cover letter, contact information for two references, and the video link.

6.  Your application will remain in the application pool for departments to review until the next GA Day Application process opens.

7. If departments are interested in your candidacy, they will contact you to set up an interview. 

 

All positions are currently filled for the academic year 2019-20
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Open Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate Assistants work for the different departments and offices in the Division of Student Affairs. GAs work with undergraduate students, plan events, create and run enrichment programs, and much more. GA positions provide real-world working experience for graduate students that supplements their education and allows them to leave with a diploma and work experience.


Fall 2018 Positions

The following positions are open for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must complete the Fall 2018 Graduate Assistant Formal Application on HogSync and complete the rest of the formal application process to be considered.