Graduate Assistant Positions
Graduate Assistant positions are open to currently enrolled graduate students in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, at both the Metropolitan Campus and the College at Florham. (Outstanding senior undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.)
Each semester, there are a limited number of available positions for Graduate Business Assistants.
Graduate Assistants are involved in research and may also provide a variety of administrative responsibilities in support of many academic and educational programs in the College. Graduate Assistants are expected to attend assistantship meetings, support program initiatives, and perform duties as needed by the College.
Each semester, Graduate Assistants work 340 hours (20 hours per week, for 17 weeks) and receive compensation in the form of tuition credits and a cash stipend.
Graduate Assistants must carry a minimum full time course load of nine credits per semester. Graduate Assistants need to receive permission from the Associate Dean's office to work in any other job, on-campus or off.
The Graduate Assistantship cannot be used in conjunction with any other University tuition discount and/or University aid program, including the Alumni Trustee Endorsement Grant. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.
Assistantships are made on a semester-by-semester basis. A student may hold an assistantship for a maximum of four semesters. Reappointment, at the end of each semester, depends on the student maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and successful performance of the duties assigned during the semester. Graduate Assistants may be terminated at any time if there is evidence of non-compliance with assistantship requirements.
Please prepare a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- Application (PDF form click here)
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- A student copy of all your academic transcripts (Transcripts may be sent separately by each of the institutions you have attended)
- Deliver the application packet to the appropriate address below, or email to email@example.com
An applicant will be considered for a position once a complete application packet has been submitted.
The following criteria are used to review applicants:
- Complete Record of academic background including undergraduate transcripts
GMAT or GRE scores
- Applicants who are eligible to waive the GMAT should contact the Graduate Advising Office.
- Outstanding potential for success in a chosen field as demonstrated by work experience
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Evidence of independent judgment and actions (letters of reference, employment record, etc.)
- Only students who have been formally admitted to the graduate program at FDU are eligible to secure an assistantship in the Silberman College of Business
Interviews are contingent upon information provided in a completed and submitted application, and qualifications needed for the position available.
For additional information:
Office of the Associate Dean
Dickinson Hall, Room 2208
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
The Mansion, Second Floor
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Proof of completion of undergraduate degree
"Being a Graduate Assistant at the Silberman College of Business Graduate Advising office isn’t only a great way to earn the MBA, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to interact with experienced business faculty and students on a daily basis. Furthermore, the GA position has immersed me in a business mindset and provided me with work experience that will be a great asset moving forward."
Ibrahim ElGazaery ( MBA in Finance & MIS, Spring 2015)
“My experience as a Graduate Assistant at the SCB Dean’s office has been a great learning experience. This opportunity helped me to build my interpersonal as well as analytical skills. The diverse nature of projects, building solutions for everyday issues, working on new processes, and regularly interacting with the talented faculty & staff made this experience one of the most important part of my academic credentials. It was a great chance to build professional & personal relationships!”
Kavitha Motha (MS Accounting, Fall 2014)
"This GA position enables me to not only afford my education but also gain more working experience. Regularly interacting with professors and students helps me to improve my communication skills which is especially helpful for an international student like me. Therefore, I highly recommend this position for FDU graduate students.”
Linh Bien (MS Accounting, Fall 2014)
“Working as a Graduate Assistant at Silberman College of Business, has been a great persistent learning experience for me. Serving the department chairs, the faculty, the entire department and also the students has always been exciting. This job has helped me grow professionally and has also helped me grow as a person. Working in a busy environment has been exhilarating. Building compatibility with people of different ideologies and perceptions and working cordially, has been challenging and thrilling at the same time. Gaining appreciation and recognition for my sincere and hard work has been a pleasure. This experience has definitely given a good taste of the professional career waiting ahead of me and I believe, it has helped me prepare well to embrace it.”
Shantanu Kaprekar (MBA, Fall 2014)