Human Resources

Graduate Assistant - Career & Post-Graduate Development (Part-time)


Academic Affairs


The Graduate Assistant, Career and Post-Graduate Development (CPD) plays a key role in helping the Career office team in accomplishing our mission. Once trained, the GA will provide individual career counseling to students on a variety of topics including resume/cover letter writing, interview practice, job searching and networking searches. This practicum is 8-10 hours per week and is primarily during business hours with exceptions to after-hours events. This position begins in fall 2023 and will conclude on the final day of the semester. The position reports to the Associate Director, Career and Post-Graduate Development.


  • Provide individual career counseling appointments to students in all majors
  • Coordinate and conduct practice interviews with students in all majors
  • Design and present workshops to residence halls and student groups on various career related topics
  • Assist the staff with the planning, marketing and implementation of all Career Office programming:
  • Maintain knowledge of Handshake, online career management system
  • Attend weekly staff and assessment meetings

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Graduate student in accredited program - Higher Education, Counseling, Student Affairs
  • Previous experience working with students in an academic setting (i.e., career coaching; etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Ability to accept responsibilities included in the job description as well as any additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by the CPD Office
  • Ability to demonstrate time management and organizational skills
  • Must demonstrate effective communication (oral and written) across a broad constituency of individuals, including students, parents, campus faculty and staff
  • Appreciation and empathy for diversity, cultural competency, and sensitivity to the needs of others (i.e. students, staff, and faculty)
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to function in a team environment
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility are required

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2023


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.