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 complete packet of available graduate assistantships at that time and will be able to interview for a variety of assistantship positions during HESAA Interview Days. 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.
2020 HESAA Interview Days
Thursday, February 27th (afternoon/evening) and Friday, February 28th (all day)
Thursday, February 27th
3:30pm Check-In for Housing (Optional: For on campus housing option)
4:00pm HESAA Program Overview with core faculty and current students
5:30pm HESAA Interview Day Preparation
6:00pm- HESAA Networking Social with current students, alumni and supervisors
8:00pm at Hotel Henry (adjacent to Buffalo State campus)
Friday, February 28th
8:30am HESAA Interview Day Check-In & Continental Breakfast
8:45am Opening session and welcome with Vice President for Student Affairs
9:00am- Interviews begin (may conclude earlier based on individual schedule)
For a listing of the available positions for 2020-2021, please click here.
Depending on the year, the Departments who may be seeking a Graduate Assistant at Buffalo State are:
Graduate Assistant positions may also be available at the following institutions:
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