The Student Assistantship Program (
- Career preparation- gaining marketable professional skills
- Preparation for careers or graduate/professional school after graduation
- Communication skills – Working with faculty/staff in a paraprofessional role
- Translating academic concepts into practical solutions
- Providing service to the university
- Earning a meaningful letter of recommendation
All Student Assistantship positions and employers are
StAPpositions are highly competitive and funding is limited. Each year we receive more worthy applications than can be funded.
- There are no guarantees whatsoever that positions previously funded will continue to be funded in the future.
- Finally, the
StAPboard reserves the right to decrease any proposal’s funded hours from six to three based upon funding limitations.
STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP POSITIONS CAN
- Create new on-campus employment opportunities for students.
- Enable offices, programs, and departments without funding for work-study positions to employ student workers for special assignments and projects.
- Enable students without work-study awards or need-based financial aid to work on campus in a specialized capacity for one or two semesters.
- Enable students to work with faculty on special scholarship or research projects for which academic internships are not available or appropriate.
- Offer students responsibility for completing special projects or assignments.
- Offer students opportunities to explore areas of possible employment interest.
- Prepare students for future employment by providing relevant work experience on campus before graduation.
STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP POSITIONS CANNOT
- Overlap or replace existing work-study jobs in offices, programs, or departments.
- Replace academic internship opportunities in offices, programs, or departments.
- Be “custom designed” for a particular student.
- Replace positions previously funded in other capacities.
- Employ a student as a “teaching assistant,” or low-level personal research assistant.
- Employ a student in the same position more than once.
- Employ a student with freshman status (students with junior or senior rank are given preference).
CREATING A STAP POSITION
When designing your proposal, please keep in mind the spirit of the program. Ideal positions should provide major responsibilities, develop
In drafting your position description, please pay particular attention to the following items:
- Department: Name of hiring department, office, or program.
Specifictitle of the job.
- Supervisor: Name and email of
personwho will contract responsibilities and deadlines with student. Term forEmployment: All positions this year will be 6 hours/week for both Fall & Spring semesters.
- Examples of Assignments/Duties: A list of the range of possible assignments, special projects or research you might give in that position; the individual qualifications of the student finally appointed to a position will determine which of those possible assignments the student will be responsible for completing.
- Skills Required: A list of the specific qualifications, special skills, previous coursework, and/or experiences you seek in candidates.
- Applications: A list of the career fields and/or graduate programs related to the position. Once preliminary descriptions are received, changes will be made in our files and a draft of the final advertisement will be available on the website for your approval.
- Prior Funding: Has this position been previously funded through
StAPor another campus employment program (i.e. Legacy Intern, Work Study, Departmental Internship, etc.)
- Unique Responsibilities: Please explain how this position will differ from other student positions offered through the university or in your department, office, or program.
Position descriptions will be made available on the
2017 STAP APPLICATION TIMELINE
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