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Graduate assistant working a GEO fair.

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The Graduate Assistant - Curriculum Mapping supports the Global Education Office of Virginia Tech by contributing significantly to our curriculum mapping initiative. This includes conducting research on current bilateral exchange partnerships and third party providers to developing a database of course syllabi for incoming/outgoing exchange students. The Graduate Assistant plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education.

  • Conduct research and analysis of current exchange partnership and third party provider historical course equivalencies to determine areas of focus for curriculum mapping
  • Maintain a database of course syllabi for incoming and outgoing exchange students with consistent formatting and a documented process for ongoing maintenance
  • Maintain library of templates for use by GEO and faculty to assist in curriculum mapping for new and existing partnerships
  • Maintain detailed documentation on the curriculum mapping process
  • Collaborate on the creation of a communication and training plan for faculty and academic advisors
  • Assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events
  • Interest in international education
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm
  • Comfortable forging relationships in person and electronically. The ability to consistently follow-up with others and work with diverse professional groups is essential
  • Experience working across cultures and within various levels of an organization.
  • Experience in the creation of databases and/or experience in organizing data and supporting documentation in a clear and intuitive manner

 

This is a 20 hour per week, 9-month Graduate Assistantship for the 2019–2020 academic year. The position is offered pending budgetary approval and funding.

Global Education Office, 526 Prices Fork Road (0378), Blacksburg, VA – no university parking permit required.

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Rachel Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Global Education Office

 

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The Graduate Assistant - Program & Enrollment  Management supports the Global Education Office of Virginia Tech by contributing significantly to our program and enrollment management. This includes assisting in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management system and supporting faculty/staff and student users of the software. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for creating and updating program page content for the web, conducting research on faculty-led and exchange programs as necessary in addition to communicating with key stakeholders. The Graduate Assistant plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office by publicizing program opportunities as well as supporting enrollment and data collection efforts to expand study abroad access and capacity. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education.

  • Partner with faculty/staff to create and update study abroad program pages for the web in addition to creating application content online
  • Develop a budget sheet for each program to be used as a key resource for processing university scholarships and financial aid
  • Conduct research and analysis of current faculty-led and exchange programs, assist in the assessment of the content presented to applicants, and contribute to the collection of fact sheets, course syllabi, program flyers and other related program documents
  • Maintain detailed documentation on program page content and updates
  • Monitor application submissions and track student completion of required forms sending reminders as necessary
  • Facilitate faculty/staff development and training in the use of the office’s enrollment management software
  • Support enrollment management as well as data collection and reporting
  • Contribute to promotional and student outreach activities by participating in global education recruiting fairs, orientations, and other events
  • Interest in international education
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm
  • Training or experience that demonstrates the ability to learn and manage complex software
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person and electronically
  • Experience working across cultures and within various levels of an organization
  • Experience in web-design and/or database management
  • Experience working in an office environment

For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, please refer to the website.

This is a 20 hour per week, 9-month Graduate Assistantship for the 2019–2020 academic year. The position is offered pending budgetary approval and funding.

Global Education Office, 526 Prices Fork Road (0378), Blacksburg, VA – no university parking permit required.

Rachel Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Global Education Office

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Submit cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references to rfitz@vt.edu. Please attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastNameFirstName_GAapplication.doc. The application deadline is Monday, July 1, 2019. Only finalists will be contacted.

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The communications assistant assists in identifying and writing news/feature stories that highlight Virginia Tech students’ international experiences, take an active role in producing content for social media and listservs, and contribute to raising the visibility and profile of the office. 

There is one communications assistant position available per academic year.

This is a student wage position.

  • Current Virginia Tech student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Experience studying abroad, living abroad, or participating in a cultural exchange is highly
  • desired
  • GPA 2.5 minimum
  • Passionate about study abroad and willing to share your experiences
  • Self-directed, ability to take initiative
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible
  • Represent the office in a professional manner with excellent customer skills
  • Available to work 5-6 hours per week during the academic year (possibility for more hours dependent on budget updates)
  • Able to commit for a whole academic year (we do not have any semester positions)
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. or more

 

  • Ability to identify what makes a good story
  • Experience conducting interviews for stories
  • Experience managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and blogging)
  • High attention to grammar, voice, and syntax
  • Ability to edit, proofread, critique own work
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

 

  • Write news stories relating to Global Education programs, students, and faculty
  • Manage Global Education social media accounts and listservs
  • Actively promote the VT Global Education Office, events, and study abroad programs 
  • Update the GEO website by writing announcements and updates
  • Assist with event preparation including expos, fairs, contests, pre-departure orientations, etc.
  • Collaborate with Global Education Office communications and marketing team on various efforts
  • Assist with other projects as assigned
  • Mostly office hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), with some evening and weekend hours (during events)
  • Schedules are based on your availability (around your class schedule)
  • Employment begins at the start of the fall semester and ends after spring commencement

Not currently open for applications. For questions, contact Rommelyn Coffren, assistant director for communications and marketing. 

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The Marketing and Design Assistant is a specialized student position with a heavy focus on design. The ideal candidate should be a current undergraduate or master’s student at VT with skills in the following areas:

  • Publication design and preparation of marketing/communication
  • Preparing files for print
  • Developing graphical designs for print and/or web
  • Working with vendors to produce promotional materials and items

There is one marketing and design assistant position available per academic year. 

This is a student wage position. 

  • Current Virginia Tech student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Experience studying abroad, living abroad, or participating in a cultural exchange is highly
  • desired
  • GPA 2.5 minimum
  • Passionate about study abroad and willing to share your experiences
  • Available to work 5-6 hours per week during the academic year (possibility for more hours dependent on budget updates)
  • Able to commit for a whole academic year (we do not have any semester positions)
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. or more

 

  • A mastery of basic design principles and student recruitment strategies
  • Proficiency with the following programs: 
    • Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) CS3 or higher
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience working with student organizations and extracurricular activities at VT
  • Self-directed, ability to take initiative
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must enthusiastically represent VT GEO by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy, professionalism, and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job
  • Design and create publications, posters, mailings, etc., using basic design principles and creative ideas
  • Actively promote the VT Global Education Office, events, and study abroad programs via traditional means (flyers/posters, table cards, bulletin boards, mailings, information tables, printed publications, etc.), the internet (using e-mail and dynamic website elements, and social media), and in person
  • Update the GEO website by writing announcements and creating graphic elements to support marketing efforts
  • Work with printing services to get materials on time for distribution
  • Research pricing information and keep inventory of promotional items
  • Distribute promotional materials to dining halls, academic buildings/residence halls, and businesses
  • Assist with event preparation including expos, fairs, contests, pre-departure orientations, etc.
  • Collaborate with Global Education Office communications and marketing team on various efforts
  • Assist with other projects as assigned
  • Mostly office hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), with some evening and weekend hours (during events)
  • Schedules are based on your availability (around your class schedule)
  • Employment begins at the start of the fall semester and ends after spring commencement

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The Safety and Risk Management Student Assistant supports Virginia Tech Policy 1070, Global Travel Policy, by assisting in maintaining the Global Travel Registry and communicating destination risk, mitigation, and preparation requirements to faculty, staff, and students. The ideal candidate should be a current undergraduate or master’s student at Virginia Tech with skills in the following areas:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Effective communication through e-mail with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Researching and organizing information from pre-determined resources.
  • Interest in international travel risk.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm.
  • Comfortable corresponding formally with faculty, staff, and students electronically.

Preferred

  • Experience in interpreting security analysis and reports.
  • Experience in the creation of databases and/or experience in organizing data and supporting documentation in a clear and intuitive manner.
  • Format Microsoft Excel documents and consolidate reports in the Global Travel Registry from travel authorizations, insurance enrollments, study abroad enrollments, and emails.
  • Complete missing information from Global Travel Registry entries using web searches, digital reports, and e-mail responses.
  • Notify international travelers of pre-departure requirements and recommended safety practices by e-mail.
  • Identify Department of State and Center for Disease Control risk levels for destination countries and cities using web databases.
  • Assist in created printed products for travelers, to include emergency contact cards.
  • Assist at GEO events (program-leader training, pre-flight meetings, fairs, information booths, etc.)

 

This is a 5-6 hour per week, academic year, student-wage position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The work schedule is mostly office hours (8:00am – 5:00pm), with some evening and weekend hours (during events). Schedules are based on employee availability, accommodating class schedules.

Job Location: Global Education Office, 526 Prices Fork Road (0378), Blacksburg, VA – no university parking permit required.

Apply through Handshake (#3366529 Safety and Risk Management Student Assistant). Questions can be directed to Allie Oberoi (aoberoi@vt.edu or VTGlobalSafety@vt.edu).

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Serve as a Global Education Orientation Leader and welcome exchange students to Virginia Tech.

Position may be of particular interest to returned study abroad students and students who have a strong interest in learning about the world. 

Participants will receive monetary compensation at the end of the August 2019 and January 2020 orientation periods.

  • Enrollment at Virginia Tech with  a minimum of junior class standing
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Good standing with academic and student conduct records
  • Availability to participate in the program from April 2019 through April 2020, including the required trainings and new student orientation (one week before classes; August 16 – 23, 2019 and January 10 – 17, 2020)
  • A strong desire to help welcome inbound exchange students from all over the world to the Virginia Tech community
  • Interest in and commitment to helping inbound exchange students adjust successfully to life at Virginia Tech and in the U.S.
  • Dedication to developing intercultural awareness and sensitivity on campus and in the local community
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clear a driving record
  • Serve as Inbound Exchange Student Orientation Leader in August 2019 and January 2020 (mandatory participation both dates)
  • Facilitate small group activities and discussions, drive, and help with campus tours and programs
  • Be available as a support and resource for students throughout the year to help them transition to their new learning environment
  • Participate in campus and community outreach projects during the academic year serving as an ambassador for the Global Education Office
  • Assist in the recruitment of the following year's orientation leaders
  • Attend mandatory training
  • Availability to participate in the program from April 2019 through April 2020, including the required trainings and new student orientation (one week before classes; August 16 – 23, 2019 and January 10 – 17, 2020)
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Applications should be submitted online through the link below by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2019. Please direct questions to Betty Anderson.

 

Students who are not selected as orientation leaders are welcome to serve as volunteers with the International Buddy Program.

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