Professional Development

Monthly GA Meetings

Each month, all Student Affairs Graduate Assistants are invited to get together and speak about their GA experience as well as participate in professional development opportunies on campus. Meals during these meetings are funded by the Professional Development Committee and all meetings are sent out through Outlook Calendar invites. 


Student Affairs Mentor Program

This program pairs GA mentees with Student Affairs mentors to provide support outside of their GA assignment. This will be a relationship for a GA to reach out and to ask any question related to their professional growth beyond their current position. Communication will be handled between the mentor/mentee, and you will meet according to your needs and schedule. It can be as casual as a phone call every semester, or a coffee meeting once a month!

Depending on the GA, mentors will discuss things such as:

  • Networking
  • The Job Search process
  • Transferrable Skills
  • Connections across campus
  • Interviewing
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Financial Management


The Higher Education Organization (THEO)

Welcome to THEO, The Higher Education Organization at the University of Arkansas. This student organization is open to all graduate students at the University of Arkansas who are in the Higher Education Program or have an interest in working in higher education.

The purpose of THEO is to provide programs, activities and support for master's and doctoral students in the Higher Education Program and any students interested in working in higher education; encourage community and collaboration among students, alumni and professionals in the field of higher education at the University of Arkansas; promote academic excellence, professional development and social networking among its members; and provide intellectual and social opportunities that enhance the internal and external image of the Higher Education Program, College of Education and Health Professions and the University of Arkansas.

Please visit the THEO Instagram for updates.