Graduate assistants in the Student Activities Office are valued team members, working closely with directors and staff to coordinate special programs and learning opportunities and activities for students in four areas:
- Fraternity & Sorority Life
- Campus Attractions Events
- Leadership and Service Programs
- Civic Engagement
- Club Sports & Student Organizations
Krystal Gaetz is working on an M.Ed. degree in Counselor Education, with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works in the Student Activities office as a graduate assistant, in the area of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
"My work as a graduate student in the Student Activities office has aided me in gaining the tools to better help students with academic and career concerns. My position has also required me to practice confidentiality for those students in crisis. In all, being a graduate student has guided me to be a more confident professional as a future counselor."
Kayla Johnson is earning a Masters of Educational Leadership degree, and works in the Student Activities as a graduate assistant for campus activities.
"My work in the Student Activities office gives me experience in working with students in higher education. After graduation, I will pursue a career working in higher education with an emphasis on student success. I enjoy working in the Student Activities office because of the people I meet and have the satisfaction to work with everyday. The Student Activities office staff provides me abundant opportunities for growth and are supportive in hands-on learning experiences and the pursuit of a degree."
Shelby Krech is working towards a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis on student affairs and curriculum development. Shelby helps facilitate Leadership Programs in the Student Activities office.
"I've really enjoyed working in the Student Activities office. Interacting with both undergraduate and graduate students has been a unique and rewarding experience. The staff has helped me develop both personally and professionally, and I couldn't ask for a better group of people to spend my days with!"
Tayler Morris is pursuing an M.Ed. degree in Counselor Education, and is a graduate assistant in the Student Activities office, assisting with programs and students involved in civic engagement and volunteer network projects.
"My work in the Student Activities office relates to my counseling education because both require excellent people skills, especially effective communication. At the core of both, I'm really working to directly help people. We have fun working together in the Student Activities office, as the staff is phenomenal!"