"The experience has widened my eyes to the true definition of a working student—it
has really clued me in to what it is like to work and to be a student. The convenience
factor, of my position, of being on campus is great. I worked for this program last
semester, but with my Graduate Assistantship, I’ve been able to take my employment
to the next level. During my undergraduate career, I was a student worker in the program,
but with my assistantship, I now have the opportunity to be the coordinator of the
student wellness program. In addition to the new roles and responsibilities as the
wellness coordinator, I also have the opportunity to plan the student health fair."
Holly Frampton, Pine City, N.Y.
M.Ed. Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness
Graduate Assistant - Coordinator of student wellness program
"My assistantship has allowed me to keep working in the OSIX lab. This assistantship
has put me more in a supervisory role, and I am helping undergraduate students who
are studying National Security and Intelligence. Before, I was just working in the
lab—now, I am actually teaching students. This opportunity is giving me the perspective
of a teacher—it is also enforcing my roles and responsibilities in the field. What
I really like is that I am helping students learn from their mistakes and learn from
my mistakes and we can evolve together up the National Security ladder. An added benefit
of my role as a GA is the financial benefit—this burden has been reduced through help
with tuition and a stipend."
Tyler Hawkins, Buckhannon, W.Va.
M.S. Criminal Justice
Graduate Assistant - OSIX Lab