Our Graduate Assistant Learning Community is a point of pride for the Division of Enrollment and Student Services (ESS). As a graduate assistant, we value you as both a student and employee of CMU. Members of the Graduate Assistant Learning Community work in different departments within the Division of Enrollment and Student Services and represent various graduate programs. The Graduate Assistant Learning Community is a model that provides you time and space to network and collaborate. The Learning Community provides the opportunity to live on-campus in the same residence hall as other graduate assistants (with no Residence Life assigned duties), as well as an on-campus meal plan.

Beginning in August, our appointed graduate assistants participate in orientation sessions and training for the Learning Community and respective graduate assistantships. During this time, GAs in the division will become familiar with their own department, build connections with other graduate assistants, acclimate to the campus and Mount Pleasant community, and receive training on CMU Policies and ESS resources. Graduate assistants also will participate in monthly professional development workshops designed to build professional competencies and maximizing their experience at CMU.

This is an exciting time to join the Graduate Assistant Learning Community! Please explore the recruitment booklet to learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information about assistantships, please contact the Associate Director of the Leadership Institute, Dr. Dani Hiar at hiar1dm@cmich.edu or the Professional Development and Recruitment Coordinator, Anjam Chaudhary at chaud1a@cmich.edu. For more information about graduate admissions or apply to a graduate program, please contact the College of Graduate Studies.