Register for Student Affairs Insight Days

Insight Days is an event designed specifically to match students applying to the Student Affairs master’s program with Graduate Assistantships (GAs) in the field. To interview with potential GA supervisors during this event, please complete the following steps by the priority deadline of February 1st, 2017:

1. Fill out the Insight Days Application.

2. Email your Supplementary Insight Days Materials to Dr. Danielle Molina, Program Coordinator at DMolina@colled.msstate.edu. These materials will be screened by GA supervisors to help match candidates with appropriate interviews.

a. Cover letter that introduces yourself to potential employers, outlines your interests in different areas of student affairs, and highlights any unique skills or experiences relevant to student affairs work.

b. Current resume focused on employment history, college involvement, student affairs experience, and academic achievements.

c. Reference list including the names, job titles, institutions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Consider individuals who can speak on behalf of your experiences/skills related to student affairs work, experience/skills transferrable to student affairs work, and/or your potential for success in a student affairs work setting.

d. Unofficial transcript


3. Although the Graduate School Application is not a prerequisite for participating in Insight Days, it is highly recommended that serious candidates for the graduate program in Student Affairs complete an application before or during the Insight Days process. Select GA supervisors will only hire candidates who have been admitted to the program. Aligning the graduate admissions application with Insight Days participation increases students’ chances of receiving admissions and GA placement decisions in tandem and in a timely manner.

Prospective students who do not meet the February 1st, 2017 priority deadline may still submit a registration form and supplementary materials for consideration by GA employers. Participation in Insight Days by prospective students who apply after February 1st will be determined by the Program Coordinator based on the availability of suitable interview slots at the time of registration.

Please note that new GA positions often become available not only before Insight Days, but also during and after (depending on funding allocations and budget cycles for different campus offices). The information collected during the Insight Days registration process will continue to be used by the Program Coordinator throughout the admissions process to help admitted students secure GA opportunities as they arise.

If you have further questions regarding the registration process for the MSU Student Affairs Insight Days, or would like more information about this program, please contact Dr. Danielle K. Molina, Assistant Professor of Student Affairs, at DMolina@colled.msstate.edu or (662) 325-9324.

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