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Graduate Student Positions 

Career & Academic Advising Graduate Assistant 

Positions available for 2018-2019: 3 (filled)
Application window: Placement takes place via the CSPA program each fall for the following year.
Stipend and hours per week: 20 hours per week. Tuition coverage and stipend as set by The Graduate School.

Questions?: Contact lanecm@jmu.edu for more information.

Career & Academic Advising GAs serve as the primary academic advisor for 25 undeclared students, and meet with other JMU students in one on one appointments for job/internship search, major/career exploration, and graduate school preparation. Must be enrolled in the College Student Personnel Administration graduate program. For a full description see the CSPA Assistantships website.

Career Educator

Positions available for 2018-2019: 12 (filled)
Application Window: February-March, 2019. A link to the application for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted here when available.  Interviews will take place in late March/early April.
Wage and hours per week: Volunteer; 4-6 hours/week
Questions?: Contact Cassidy Lawson at lawsoncj@jmu.edu

Career Educators (CEs) are undergraduate peer educators who volunteer 4-6 hours a week in the office of Career and Academic Planning. CEs hold office hours in our Resource Center for resume and cover letter reviews, present workshops and HTH 100 Passport presentations, assist with CAP events, and attend biweekly staff meetings on Friday afternoons. See our Become a Career Educator page for more information. 

Employer Relations Graduate Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 1
Application window: Apply now on Joblink; application review begins 3/12/18; position remains open until filled
Stipend and hours per week: 20 hours per week; see JMU Graduate Assistantship information on the Graduate School website for more information
Questions?: Contact recruitaduke@jmu.edu for more information.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting the recruiting team on promoting employers’ recruiting activities and events
  • Compiling weekly resume submission reports
  • Creating the weekly CAP Planner to promote on-campus interviews

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a JMU graduate program.
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal interactions, time and project management, teamwork, and initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive

Front Desk Student Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 1 (filled)
Application window: TBD; Position for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on JMU Joblink when available.
Wage and hours per week: $7.25/hour; 10 hours/week
Questions? Contact Shana Pettit at petti2sm@jmu.edu.

The front desk student assistant will provide front desk coverage during the 12-2pm lunch break ideally Monday-Friday, greet students as they arrive, schedule student appointments with CAP Career & Academic Advisors, answer phones, and provide administrative support to CAP staff as needed with office projects.

Graphic Design Student Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 4 (filled)
Application window: February-March, 2019. Position for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on JMU Joblink when available. You must also send relevant work samples to jmucap@gmail.com.
Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 8 hours/week
Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.  

The team of 4 Graphic Design Student Assistants works on:

  • Publicizing events and services offered by the office of Career & Academic Planning (CAP).  These events and services aim to help students with job and internship search, choosing a major, applying to graduate school, and other career-related activities.
  • Creating and distributing digital and print materials for promotion, including (but not limited to) fliers, digital signs for TVs on campus, website graphics, logos, and social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) and Canva to create and edit graphics.
  • Meeting with staff members to help plan publicity for events or services they coordinate.
  • Collaborating with other student assistants on the media team to brainstorm the best ways to reach fellow JMU students.

Office Student Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 1 (filled)
Application window: TBD; Position for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on JMU Joblink when available. You must also submit a cover letter and resume to jmucareereducators@gmail.com.
Wage and hours per week: $8/hour; number of hours per week will be based on Federal Work Study award granted
Questions? Contact Cassidy Lawson at lawsoncj@jmu.edu

The Office Student Assistant provides administrative support for the office of Career and Academic Planning, CAP Resource Center, Career Educator Program and other administrative duties as assigned. This is a Federal Work Study position, so students eligible for FWS are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a detail oriented, organized individual.

Duties will include:

  • Organize and monitor work schedule for a group of 12-16 volunteers representing the office.
  • Maintain scheduling and tracking system for tours, events and presentations providing timely communication between group members, supervisor and constituents requesting services.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings - communicate scheduling updates, take minutes, etc.
  • Answer general student questions and provide support as needed at front desk or in Resource Center.
  • Assist with administrative projects when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Model excellent customer service for all constituents including students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, maintain and organize records.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google programs.
  • Must have Federal Work Study eligibility for the year of employment. Federal Work Study eligibility is typically not granted until the summer each year. Usually students who have received FWS awards in the past will receive FWS eligibility in the future, but this is not guaranteed. Hiring for this position will be contingent upon you receiving an FWS award for the year of employment. 

Video/Photography Student Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 1 (filled)
Application window: February-March, 2019. Position for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on JMU Joblink when available. You must also send relevant work samples to jmucap@gmail.com.
Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 8 hours/week
Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.

The Video/Photography Student Assistant is responsible for filming and editing videos and taking photos for the office of Career & Academic Planning (CAP). Video projects enhance CAP's presence online and help educate the JMU population about our services and events. Video topics could include choosing a major, finding a job, going to graduate school, professional attire, etc. All projects are related to students' academic and career decisions. The video/photography student assistant photographs events and takes staff portraits for the website. Photography may also be needed to incorporate still images into videos or publications. Sometimes video and photography requests may require evening hours (example: filming a presentation in its entirety). The Video/Photography Student Assistant works on:

  • Brainstorming, planning, shooting, and editing promotional videos for the department.
  • Scheduling times to film interviews or scenic shots around campus. Attention to detail and organization are very important when arranging times to meet with subjects and film around campus.
  • Checking out, reserving, and returning video and photography equipment (cameras, lighting, microphones, etc.) from JMU Media Resources as needed for projects.
  • Meeting with staff members to brainstorm, plan, and create videos highlighting events/services that they coordinate.

Website Student Assistant

Positions available for 2018-2019: 1 (filled)
Application window: February-March, 2019. Position for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on JMU Joblink when available. You must also send relevant work samples to jmucap@gmail.com.
Wage and hours per week: $8.00/hour; 8 hours/week
Questions? Contact Emily Blake at blakeed@jmu.edu.

The Website Student Assistant is responsible for updating and maintaining the Career & Academic Planning (CAP) website. Our website is run through JMU’s Cascade platform. The Website Student Assistant works on creating and updating individual pages of the website, improvements to layout and navigation, and working one-on-one with office staff on website updates, as requested.

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