NOTE: All Graduate School awards, fellowships, and assistantships, are by departmental nomination/endorsement only: students may not apply directly for these awards.
There are more than 140 opportunities for involvement in campus organizations at UNCG. To see the full list of student organizations, visit the Student Groups website. Data on diversity at UNCG are available on the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website as well as the Office of Institutional Research website.
- Office of Intercultural Engagement
- Diversity-based Scholarships
- McNair Scholars at UNCG
- Office of Accessibility Resources & Services
- Safe Zone Training
Many students indicate a desire for employment in their academic units when they apply to the program. Their departments may hire them as a “teaching assistant” (TA), “research assistant” (RA), or, for general work, as a “graduate assistant” (GA). The websites you are now exploring are unlikely to have postings for openings within the academic units because faculty usually hire from within their own student body. Students who want to work in their own discipline are encouraged to discuss their desire for employment in the academic unit with their departmental faculty and staff.
View the 2017-18 Assistantship Work Schedule here.
However, graduate assistantships also are available in numerous non-academic departments across the campus. These opportunities include the Graduate School, Financial Aid Office, Student Affairs, and several other administrative and research centers. Job responsibilities focus on the needs of the hiring unit and may include general office duties, research, data entry or analysis, grant management, study hall monitoring, etc. Graduate students may find an employment opportunity that will not only provide financial assistance but also an experience that will contribute to their career goals. See below for eligibility requirements and instructions to search for one of these assistantship openings.
Eligibility Requirements for Assistantships
Students receiving financial support from the University through an assistantship are expected to maintain enrollment in fall and spring semesters in a minimum of six semester hours in a graduate degree program. They must have been admitted to the University unconditionally in a degree program and have maintained a minimum GPA of “B” (3.0). Students in non-degree and certificate or licensure programs are not eligible. Service hours may not exceed 20 hours per week in total.
To search for available jobs and assistantships:
- Go to: https://uncg-csm.symplicity.com/students/ or click on the SpartanCareers Logo on the Student Employment Office web page.
- Log in using your username and password:
Username: Email address you use at UNCG
Password: Your birthday (mmddyy)
- If logging in for the first time, review and complete your profile.
- Go to “Job Search” tab on top of tool bar.
- Use the “Position Type” search box to search part-time on-campus job listings. This category will include Graduate Assistantships.
For qualified students without health insurance, UNCG has made available an illness and injury plan through a UNC consortium. While this plan is an option, students are free to purchase any verifiable health insurance plan of their choice.
Students receiving graduate assistantships will receive additional information about health insurance in their letter of appointment.
Visit the Student Health Center’s website for more information. From that website you also have the option of submitting your verification of existing insurance.
Student Groups – With more than 140 clubs and organizations, UNCG is a great place to meet people who share your interests and enthusiasm. These student-run organizations offer a variety of athletic, cultural, educational, political, religious, and social experiences. Involvement in a club or organization instantly connects you to the life of the University.
Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) program – Whether you see yourself as a future faculty member or a future professional, The Graduate Schools of UNCG and NC A&T have established the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) program as a strong foundation for graduate student professional development and career preparation. The program is designed to provide valuable, transferable skills and knowledge that will prepare currently enrolled, degree seeking graduate students to be successful and dynamic leaders in their chosen disciplines and careers as they complete their degree.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) – In the 3MT competition, graduate students convey the essence and importance of their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and with one Power Point slide.
Graduate Research and Creativity Expo – Each spring the UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development hosts the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Expo. This co-sponsored event is designed to showcase graduate research and creative work to a variety of non-specialized audiences.