What is a Graduate Assistanship?
Graduate Assistantships (GA’s) provide financial support for students, while students gain valuable supervised professional experience in the field. Available on a competitive basis, GA’s can be completed at Buffalo State, or at one of the surrounding institutions (i.e. Medaille College, Daemen College, Hilbert College, SUNY Fredonia). Typically, a GA requires 20 hours/week and comes with stipend. If a GA is at Buffalo State, a tuition waiver may also be available.
Applicants who apply to the HESAA program by the priority deadline of January 15th will be invited to participate in HESAA Interview Days. Applicants will be sent a registration form to indicate which positions below they would like to interview for (up to 6) and scheduling arrangements will be made for the applicant. Candidates will also conduct an academic interview with faculty from the HESAA program.
Additional GA opportunities may become available beyond the HESAA Interview Days. Students who have been accepted to the HESAA program should check availability of additional GA positions at Buffalo State on the employment website.
2021 HESAA Interview Days
Academic Interview Days: Thursday, Jan. 21st and Thursday, Jan. 28th (or as scheduled)
Graduate Assistantship Interview Days: Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th
Tentative Schedule & Process:
Due to current circumstances, we will be hosting a virtual interview process for HESAA Interview Days. Upon receipt of your complete application, you will invited to set up a virtual interview with HESAA faculty for academic consideration.
During the academic interview we will explain more about the Graduate Assistantship interview process which will take place at the end of February. Below is the current listing of available GA's both at Buffalo State and through our collaborative partners.
Depending on the year and who is graduating, the Departments who may be seeking a Graduate Assistant may vary.
Graduate Assistant positions are also available with our partner institutions below. Please be aware that the compensation packages for each of these positions varies. They may not all come with tuition waivers, but the stipend package is increased to help offset the cost of tuition.
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