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Office of Academic Advising

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students at the University of Northern Iowa who are needing assistance with

  • selecting a graduate program
  • admissions to the graduate college and/or a graduate program

should contact The Graduate College (110 Lang Hall / Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613 / 319-273-2748)

Are you ready to apply for admissions to a graduate program at UNI?


Current graduate students at the University of Northern Iowa should visit with their program advisor or graduate coordinator for  

  • academic advising for their graduate program
  • graduate studies graduation requirements

Current students are also encouraged to check their academic requirements report in Student Center for requirements and progress in their program.

For more Graduate College contact information, please go here.

The Office of Academic Advising offers both graduate assistantships (during the academic year) and practicum positions (in Summer).


Graduate Assistantship Positions in the Office of Academic Advising


Graduate Assistant for Academic Advising Position Description

Position Status: Position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
    • Postsecondary Education / Student Affairs graduate program is preferred.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a Plan and cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Prior experience in an academic advising or new student orientation, and /or other related student services settings is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organization skills, and a demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a professional manner


Graduate Assistant for Communications & Training / Development Position Description

Position Status: Position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Qualifications:
 

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
    • Postsecondary Education/Student Affairs, Communication, English, and Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs are preferred.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a Plan and cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Prior experience in publication and/or web-development as well as the design and implementation of programming is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess excellent written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability for attention to detail, to be self-motivated and creative, and to conduct oneself in a professional manner.


Graduate Assistant for Exploring Living Learning Community Position Description

Position Status: Position has been filled for the 2016-17 academic year.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
    • Postsecondary Education / Student Affairs graduate program is preferred.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship. 
  • Maintain a Plan and cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.  First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Prior experience in an academic advising, living learning community, new student orientation, and /or other related student services settings is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organization skills, and a demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a professional manner

Practicum Positions in the Office of Academic Advising

Summer Orientation and New Student Orientation Practicum Position Description

Position Status: Position is available for the Summer 2016 experience.

Goals:

  1. Overview of academic advising (specifically the role in orientation of new students) and advising at UNI.
  2. Introduce academic advising and the summer orientation, advisement and new student registration process.
  3. Develop an awareness of and engage in the practice of applications/techniques of academic advising.
  4. Increase knowledge and application of student development theories.