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The Rizzo Career Center - Graduate Assistant


The Rizzo Career Center — The Rizzo Career Center at Loyola University Maryland serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goals. 


Graduate Assistant — The Rizzo Career Center

The Rizzo Career Center at Loyola University Maryland offers a one-year Graduate Assistantship to encourage School Counseling graduate students to gain practical experience in a higher education career counseling setting. The emphasis of the Assistantship is to provide opportunities for students to practice the skills and techniques acquired in their classes. The Graduate Assistantship includes individualized training and experience in career counseling practices. 

Graduate Assistants will: 

  1. Commit to 300 hours over an academic year (150 hours each semester) working in the Rizzo Career Center as part of the Career Readiness team administering individual and group counseling and discernment sessions
  2. Assist students in the beginning stages of conceptualizing their skills and articulating their experiences
  3. Work directly with students to facilitate the process of discovering, exploring, and understanding their interests, values, and talents 
Hours and Wages
  • This assistantship is for the entire academic year. The GA will work 150 hours per semester (approximately 10 hours per week). The 10 hours will primarily occur Monday-Friday between 11am-6pm with flexibility.
  • The compensation is $2,300 per semester, split 50% between tuition and stipend. The total compensation is $4,600 per academic year.
  • The stipend is subject to federal and state income taxes, and the scholarship is applied to tuition. If the scholarship portion is larger than the tuition for the semester, the excess will be transferred to the stipend portion of the package. 
  • Currently enrolled in Loyola's School Counseling Master's program 
  • Have successfully completed GC701 – Techniques of Counseling and GC600 – Research and Evaluation in Counseling 
  • Have a thorough understanding of resume construction and career development 
  • Strong communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work well independently and on a team
  1. Occasionally staffing the Career Center front desk
  2. Covering drop-in appointments one day a week (noon – 3:00pm) providing brief in-person career guidance to Career Center visitors
  3. Providing resume and cover letter reviews in-person, virtually, and via e-mail for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni
  4. Offering one-on-one career discovery and exploration appointments to students
  5. Assisting with Career Center events including career fairs and alumni panels
  6. Presenting career development workshops to classes and student groups
  7. Developing new workshops and resources for career development that expand the Career Center’s offerings, increase outreach, and further the Center’s commitment to Loyola’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan
  1. Conduct themselves with professionalism during all interactions with students, staff, & faculty of Loyola University Maryland
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  3. Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with their supervisor and participate in team meetings
Application and Contact Information

Your application must include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Contact Rachel Bachman, Assistant Director of Career Discovery for more information and to apply. or 410-617-5185

Graduate Assistant Employment Application