National/International Fellowships and Scholarship Office Graduate Student (Graduate Assistantship)

March 7, 2018

Pay Minimum: ½ Time Graduate Assistantship (20 hours/week)
Academic Year 2018-2019, with possibility of hourly summer 2018 work
Job Summary:
 Helps recruit and support students applying for a variety of scholarships by presenting information around campus, creating recruiting materials (including flyers) and attending campus events. Advises students on available scholarships and provide feedback on application materials and resumes.

Job Description

  • Identify and recruit students for National/International Fellowship and Scholarship (NIFS) awards.
  • Advise, mentor, prepare and support applicants for the range of NIFS awards.
  • Create materials for and present NIFS information around campus.
  • Attend various recruitment and resource events (e.g., HC Welcome Event, etc.).
  • Edit and provide feedback on student resumes, and scholarship essays (where applicable/allowable).
  • Collect, input and analyze data; Compile data reports.
  • Assist Director and Communications Manager with advertising and marketing by creating flyers, helping with social media, and other methods.
  • Plan and lead/support information sessions throughout the semester.
  • Coordinate office schedule, meetings with students, scholarship committee meetings, and other events as needed.


  • Enrollment as a degree seeking student in a MSU graduate program
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English
  • Effective communication skills with a broad population
  • Ability to relate well to and establish rapport with students and faculty/staff
  • Ability to work effectively with students of varying levels of academic preparedness
  • Ability to deliver presentations
  • Attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines


  • Knowledge and comfort tracking quantitative data using Excel and Access
  • 1st Year Master’s or PhD Student Preferred
  • Ability to design and update flyers for marketing purposes (knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of presentation software (PowerPoint, Word)

How to Apply

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For questions contact:

Kristin Janka, Director