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    The Hamline MBA
    Graduate Assistantship Program

    Enhance your resume and build practical business skills while achieving your MBA.

    The Hamline MBA Graduate Assistantship Program is a high-level experiential learning and pre-professional skills building program open to students entering The Hamline MBA.

    How does the MBA Assistantship program work?

    Students accepted into the Hamline MBA Grad Assistantship Program will spend at least 10 hours per week gaining essential skills in their desired field for today’s job market and hands-on experience from seasoned practitioners.

    Who is eligible for an MBA Assistantship?

    Newly admitted Hamline MBA students who are seeking a hands-on, comprehensive, and resume-building experience in their chosen field. The selection process is competitive, and only a limited number of assistantships are offered. These assistantships are tied directly to the fall, spring, and summer cohort starts of The Hamline MBA program.

    You must be admitted into The Hamline MBA program before being considered for a Grad Assistantship, but applications for the degree program and grad assistantship program can be done concurrently. 

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    Questions about the application process or the program? Contact Graduate Admissions at gradprog@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2900.

    How will I be compensated?

    Students who are offered and accept a grad assistantship through this program will receive up to $5,000 in scholarship compensation toward their MBA degree for the initial year they are enrolled in The Hamline MBA program. Positions may be renewable for the second year for students on a case-to-case basis.

    How do I apply for the MBA Assistantship program?

    Send a resume and cover letter to gradprog@hamline.edu or Graduate Admissions, The Hamline MBA Graduate Assistantship Program, MS-A1710, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.  

    Orientation for the Grad Assistantship Program will begin following start of classes (in February for the spring cohort, in May for the summer cohort and in September for the fall cohort).

    What positions are available for the MBA Assistantship program?

    Social Media Strategist Grad Assistant - Supports the university’s public relations team in researching and developing strategies and opportunities for the university in the area of social media and in maintaining a strong, engaging presence and consistent voice for Hamline and its schools and programs on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr, Google+, and other social media sites.

    Public Relations Strategist Grad Assistant - Supports the public relations team in building and maintaining the university’s reputation and in further developing relationships with internal and external audiences through strategic media relations, communications, and public relations strategies and tactics.

    Civic Engagement and Service Learning Grad Assistant - Engages in research, grant writing, and publicity to support the coordinator of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning at the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice.

    Disability Services Grad Assistant - Provides coordination, assistance, and administrative support for the director of disability services and the department’s essential programs, accommodations, and services.

    Student Activities/Campus Programs Grad Assistant - Assist in providing leadership and supervision of the Student Activities Program Board including providing support for program planning, implementation, event promotion, risk management and compliance with university policies and procedures. Supervise events and/or facilities as assigned to insure compliance with university policies and procedures.

    Student Activities/Campus Organization Management Grad Assistant - Assist in the development of support services and programs for Recognized Student Organizations and advisors of Recognized Student Organizations. Serve as a contact person for Recognized Student Organizations concerning campus policies, procedures and resources. Develop and/or revise and distribute print and digital resources for student organization leaders including the Student Organization Manual. Serve as an advisor/resource to the Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress Student Organization chairperson. Assist with the coordination, publication, and update of the student events calendar.

    Office of Graduate Admission Customer Service Grad Assistant - Assist in maintaining admission processes for graduate admissions. Serve as the first point of contact for prospective students, current students, and Hamline community members. Answer main Graduate Admissions phone line and direct callers to respective program staff member. Assemble and maintain supply of inquiry and admission materials. Manage updates in student recruitment records (Banner and Connect data base systems). Oversee and coordinate daily outgoing and incoming mailing projects. Assist with special events and initiatives as needed, including, but not limited to orientation, information sessions, college fairs, and other events.

    Athletic Recruiting Grad Assistant - Assist with the coordination of correspondence for athletic recruits, including but not limited to creating and distributing questionnaires for high school recruits and coaches and maintaining and utilizing online database. Recruit prospective student athletes through emails, mailings, phone calls, campus visits, home visits, scouting, evaluation and web-based recruiting programs pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Hamline Athletics recruiting and admissions standards and regulations.