The application for 2021 Group Leaders is now closed (deadline - April 12, 2021).
Georgia Tech’s Office of Graduate Studies seeks motivated graduate students to work as Group Leaders for Graduate Studies’ Grad Groups program from May 2021 through December 2021. This is an outstanding opportunity for any graduate student who is looking to diversify their resume and add leadership experience. Group Leaders will have the opportunity to mentor, counsel, and lead a group of first-semester graduate students as they acclimate to campus.
Grad Groups is now offered as a one-credit hour, pass-fail course (GT6000) that runs during the first eight weeks of the fall semester. Groups will meet once per week Aug. 23-Oct. 15 for the fall 2021 offering of Grad Groups. More information about Grad Groups can be found on the main program page.
Group leaders will work over the summer with the GT6000 Instructor of Record (Dr. James Black) and Graduate Studies staff to prepare for the fall Grad Groups program. During the fall semester, group leaders will facilitate small group meetings, help foster and develop community, and plan activities for their groups. Group leaders will also manage their section's grading (attendance, deliverables, and online module completion).
The expected time commitment is between 30 and 40 hours total between May and December. There will be two training meetings of all group leaders over the summer. As such, preference will be given to candidates who are on campus over the summer term. These summer organizational meetings will be used to review course content, train group leaders, and familiarize group leaders with campus resources available to graduate students.
Upon successful completion of group leader responsibilities, a $500 stipend will be awarded at the end of December. The group leader position does NOT come with a tuition waiver.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Currently enrolled graduate student.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
- Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively.
- Competency with group communication tools.
March 8, 2021: Group leader application opens.
April 12, 2021: Group leader application closes.
April 19, 2021: Group leader interviews.
May 3, 2021: Offers extended.
You will complete the online application below. Upload a one-page .pdf cover letter and an abbreviated .pdf resume that includes any leadership/group facilitation experience you have. In the cover letter, explain why you are interested in becoming a group leader, what you think you will bring to the position in terms of skills and/or experience. Also, please indicate that you've discussed this opportunity and have received approval from your research/assistantship advisor (if applicable).
Questions regarding this application or the group leader position should be addressed to Dr. James Black, Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Grad Life in the Office of Graduate Studies.