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Master of Humanities

Wilson College Master of Humanities

Graduate Assistantships

            The M.A. in Humanities Program at Wilson College offers competitive Graduate Assistantships for qualified students.
            If accepted, the Graduate Assistant works 15 hours per week during the regular semester on campus. In return, the student receives tuition remission for coursework taken in completion of the M.A. in Humanities degree during the course of the academic Fall and Spring semester (Note: Tuition benefits received are taxable.)
            The positions run for one year, and are renewable for a second (but may not be renewed after two years.) During the assistantship, the student must complete a minimum of two but no more than three courses in a given semester (for a total of five.) The student’s schedule would be selected with her/his academic advisor. If the student elects to take summer course offerings, the tuition costs for those classes would not be forgiven through the Graduate Assistantship.
            In order to be eligible for an assistantship, students must be accepted into the M.A. in Humanities program. Students interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship must apply separately from their admission to the program. To apply, please submit a letter of application and a resume to the Program Director.

Current Assistantships

The assistantships listed below are ones currently offered by the program. To see which assistantships are available in a given year, please contact the Program Director.

 Graduate Assistant in the College Writing Center—Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct one-to-one conferences with student writers from a variety of courses to assist them in improving their writing skills.
  • Design/implement other writing assistance forums such as workshops or online sessions.
  • Assist in the promotion of the Academic Support Center by conducting orientations and designed/distributing literature.
  • Assist in recruiting and training undergraduate writing tutors.
  • Serve as a mentor for all undergraduate staff members.
  • Maintain the physical space of the Academic Support Center.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the director of the Academic Support Center.

 Graduate Assistant in the College Admissions Office—Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with visiting students and parents in the absence of the admissions counselors. This would include providing them with information about application procedures for admission all the way through to paying an enrollment deposit.
  • Coordinate Take-a-Seat days.
  • Assist with open house events.
  • Prepare applications for admissions counselors to review upon their return from their travels. This includes reading transcripts and pulling off college prep courses; determining cumulative GPA’s, etc.
  • Assist in responding to inquiries during the fall and spring travel seasons.
  • Handle incoming phone calls for absent admissions counselors from students or parents with questions.
  • Train on the Recruiter module to be able to update information on inquiries and applicants. 

 Graduate Assistant in the College’s Hankey Center Archives—Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic research using the materials in the Boyd Archives (alumnae files, college newspapers, administrative records, correspondence, photographs, etc.) to answer questions related to ongoing Hankey Center projects which primarily relate to women’s history and contemporary women’s issues.
  • Assist with exhibit design, both physical and online.
  • Assist with creation of teacher education materials such as the creation of Document Based Question materials for high school social studies teachers using primary sources found in the archives.
  • Assist in the creation of digital humanities projects such as short documentaries and data visualizations of materials from the archives.
  • Assist with Hankey Center outreach and public relations initiatives such as the Women’s History High School Essay Contest,  Hankey Center Facebook page, and lecture series.
  • Assist with Women’s Studies programming.

 For questions or for more information, please contact the Program Director at mcornelius@wilson.edu.