Are you a new GRA or GTA? Complete Tech Hiring Process By Aug. 20 to Ensure On-time Pay

Are you going to receive funding through a graduate research assistantship (GRA), graduate teaching assistantship (GTA), or graduate assistantship (GA) this fall? If yes, that means you are going to be a paid Georgia Tech graduate student employee, and you must complete the employee onboarding process.

Your electronic student hire packet should be completed as soon as you receive the email link, and must be followed by a government required in-person verification of your identity. This can be accomplished by an appointment at either GTHR or the Student Employee Onboarding event being held on August 18-20.

In order to ensure that your tuition waiver is applied and you receive an on-time paycheck, please complete your electronic documents no later than Aug. 18. Within the Graduate Institute Orientation (GradIO) site in Canvas, there is a supplemental module providing guidance for graduate student employees.

This module includes detailed directions on how to access the University System of Georgia Employment Center and complete each one of the new hire documents. Important — the packet must be completed before you can progress to the in-person step to finalize your onboarding and be officially employed.

Look for instructions in the Canvas module for what to bring and how to sign up for a half-hour time slot during Student Employee Onboarding. This final in-person step for new employees is usually done at the Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) offices at 500 Tech Parkway.

Instead, to better serve our new fall semester graduate student employees, we are bringing the onboarding team to the middle of campus and providing a time ticketed event in a larger space. The Student Employee Onboarding 2021 event will be held Aug. 18-20 in Clough Commons.

If you already completed your final onboarding process at the GTHR office, do not sign up for a Student Employee Onboarding time slot. You do not need to attend Student Employee Onboarding.  

If you are unavailable Aug. 18-20 to attend Student Employee Onboarding, you may sign up for an onboarding appointment at the GTHR office herePlease note that high demand and building capacity may limit appointment availability and time options.

Need help? Here’s where you can find information regarding common questions: 

  • Questions regarding your job offer can be directed to your hiring manager.
  • General information and questions about student employment are available on the Student Employment Website.
  • Learn your enrollment status through the status checking system or by calling the Office of Graduate Studies at 404-894-1610.
  • If you have worked for Georgia Tech in the past, you may not need to complete online paperwork or in-person onboarding. Click here to determine the steps you need to take. 

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  • Fall 2021 Student Employee Onboarding

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