Graduate Assistant for the Career Center

Jenna Matsumura

Jenna Matsumura

"I would recommend this assistantship for individuals who are looking to gain deeper skills in the Student Learning and Development and Advising/Supporting Competencies. This assistantship is well suited for someone who is driven, self-organized, and autonomous in their work. The Career Center is a faced paced environment, and I have had the freedom to shape my own experience."

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Graduate Assistant for Student Services and Communications - College of Education and Social Services (CESS)

KristenWade

Kristen Wade

“I enjoy the great blend I get of student affairs and academic affairs. I get to walk away after two years with a unique perspective having experienced both realms. I love being able to jump from a meeting with a social work advisee one minute to a meeting about marketing and our latest media projects the next. I also work with some incredible people in the CESS Student Services office who are incredible supportive to both me and all CESS students who walk through our doors.”

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Brittany

Brittany Abraham

"Every single day is different in my job. I know what I'm in for, but the surprises and the students make it an adventure. I do this job for my students. Getting to spend an hour every week hanging out with my RAs individually, going on walks, learning about their lives, helping them process through things is the highlight of my day. They keep me laughing and smiling and pick me up when I'm stressed.

I also LOVE advising my hall council. It is a group of students who outside that room probably wouldn't be friends or interact, but come together to create and build a spirit of community I am truly blessed to be a part of."

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

EmHuang

Em Huang

"I love the way that I get to build relationships over the course of a year with the RAs and Hall Council students that I supervise and advise, which allows me to see the ways that they grow and develop."

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Jessica

Jessica Williams

"I applied for my assistantship because I had no experience in Residential Life as an undergrad. I was also very happy with the interview process in ResLife as the interviewers were intentional about asking questions related to social justice, diversity and inclusion; all areas I was hoping to focus on during my time at UVM."

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Resident Director

Shaquan Womack

“This assistantship gives me a lot of opportunities for professional development. The Residential Education Team (RET) provides its staff with extensive social justice throughout the school year. Through these trainings, I have learned the language to explain my experiences and understand the experiences of others.”

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Graduate Assistant for Operations and Events - University Event Services in the Davis Center

AbbyFeenstra

Abby Feenstra

“My favorite aspect of my assistantship is the long-term relationships I've been able to build with my students. I also love that I am gaining so many skills in different areas of a student affairs office - supervision, student development, advising, budget management, programming, marketing, and building inclusive environments. I absolutely love my job and I wouldn't have wanted any other!”

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Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions - Office of Admissions

SophiaCiminello

Sophia Ciminello

“I would recommend this assistantship because it has a great balance of higher education administrative work and student supervision. I have several duties that Admissions counselors have–reading applications, giving presentations, and counseling prospective students, but I also get to have a lot of autonomy in planning trainings and meetings for my student staff.”

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Graduate Assistant for the Living/Learning Center - Leadership Coordinator

RachelKiemele

Rachel Kiemele

“There have been numerous professional development opportunities, but the one I have benefitted from the most has been working closely with each of the leaders of UVM's distinct RLCs. Each one is different, and the chance to observe and collaborate with many different leadership models has been invaluable to my development as a student affairs professional.”

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Graduate Assistant for Student Life - Campus Programs

SawyerCook

Sawyer Cook

"Other than getting to work with the amazing group of students that are on the UVM Program Board, the other reason I would recommend future grads to apply for this assistantship would be all of the transferable skills I have cultivated through my experience. I have developed my skills in budget management, contract processes, advising/ supervising, event planning and execution, and time management to name a few."

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Graduate Assistant for Student Life - Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs

Prithak Chowdhury

"I came into graduate school with a background and interest in socially just leadership practices and community service. The office of Leadership and Civic Engagement within the department of student life integrates service, leadership, and social justice in a wholesome manner. I was drawn to this aspect of the mission of my program area along with the fact that this assistantship provided a high student contact role and also numerous opportunities to develop as a facilitator and educator."

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