Graduate Assistant, Career Advising

Reports To: Director, Vocation & Professional Development

Department: Vocation & Professional Development (VPD) 

Location:  Austin, Main Campus



The graduate assistantship in the VPD is a career services role that provides individualized career advising through the entire job or internship search lifecycle, including career planning assessment, job or internship search, preparation of search documents, interview preparation, and follow up. This role provides students and alumni with occupational, job market data, and guidance toward making informed decisions about career plans. 


  • Assist with job and internship search and application; resume writing, LinkedIn and Handshake profiles, and interview preparation, or graduate school research and application processes.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for students during designated walk-in hours.
  • Coordinate with the Employer Relations Coordinator to identify current job and internship needs based on employer openings and active searches.
  • Maintain and expand use of Handshake, the career services management software, including student awareness of software for job/internship search and overall use.
  • Maintain knowledge and proficiency in the use of current online tools and resources that assist students with a job search.
  • Administers and interprets assessment tools in conjunction with career planning sessions with students/alumni to assist with effective outcomes for career choices.
  • Assist with career related events, including classroom presentations and career/job fairs. Actively outreach to prepare advisees for on-campus career related events.
  • Participate in University events to increase awareness of career advising services.
  • Build strong working relationships with departmental faculty and staff as it relate to career advising and active job and internship searches.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Must be seeking or plans to seek a graduate degree. Preferred areas of study to include college student development, guidance counseling, higher education administration, human resources or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in career development, recruitment, job coaching, staffing, college student development, or a related field preferred.
  • Highly tech savvy
  • Excellent verbal and written (grammar & punctuation) communication skills.
  • Resourceful and efficient in finding the needed information.
  • Ability to interact with the public and represent the University with a polished professionalism.
  • High-level ability to take initiative be on time and complete tasks with a superior level of excellence. 
  • Superior technology skills with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and web based user directed platforms. 
  • Ability to articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values

Graduate Student Expectations

  • Must be available to assist at least 20 hours a week.
  • The graduate student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program. Students seeking or planning to seek a Concordia University Texas graduate degree may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Students attending graduate programs other than Concordia University Texas must be seeking credit for practicum or internship work as a required component of their graduate degree program.