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 hiring process for entry to mid-level jobs within the Higher Education profession. 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.

Steps to Apply:

Step 1: Apply to a Masters or Doctoral program online through the University of Arkansas Graduate school

Step 2: Review the descriptions and apply for Graduate Assistant positions through  Workday. (Note: Make sure you have "University of Arkansas, Fayetteville" selected as Institution and "Graduate Assistant" selected as Job Category.) 

Step 3: Once you have applied, check your email for virtual interview offers from the offices or departments in the Division of Student Affairs.

Open Positions in Student Affairs:

Applicants will apply for each individual position through Workday. You will be able to use the same resume for each application and submit a generic student affairs cover letter. Each office or department will reach out to you about setting up a virtual interview.  

Graduate Assistant for Special Projects

University Recreation Graduate Assistant for Fitness

Interview Process:

As you apply to different GA positions, each office will review your application and decide if they want to offer you an interview. You should receive an email or phone call from the office you applied to schedule an interview. 

Be sure to check Workday frequently, as applications are posted by department. 

GA Day: February 16, 2024 (by invite only). Top candidates will be invited to visit campus and learn more about the position and the campus community. Expenses are the responsibility of the candidate.  


Troubleshooting Workday:

    • If you currently are, or have previously been employed by the University of Arkansas system, be sure to use your existing Workday account.
    • Please first visit this website to learn about Workday and to set up an account before accessing the application. 
    • When clicking the applications on the next tab, you will be taken to “My Apps” page, scroll to the bottom and navigate to “Workday”. If the app is not showing up, refresh the page a couple of times and it should show up.
    • If you are still having issues accessing Workday, you may also try downloading the app, once you have a login, and accessing the applications through “Careers”.
    • If these steps do not solve the issue, you can reach out to the Campus Life GA at



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.