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Graduate Student Employment

Graduate Research Assistantships

Full-time MBA students at Penn State Behrend are encouraged to apply for graduate assistantships which greatly defray the expenses of an education. Graduate assistants (GAs) receive:

  • a full tuition waiver (more than $22,500 value)
  • a monthly stipend ($13,000 to $17,000 per year)
  • an opportunity to purchase health insurance at a group rate, and
  • an excellent opportunity to enhance one's resume.

Although positions may vary, a graduate assistant typically works 20 hours per week beginning in the fall or summer semester and must plan to enroll as a full-time student (minimum of nine credits per semester). Applicants must have applied to the MBA program prior to submitting an application for a GA position.

Available positions:

Center for Financial and Consumer Research (filled)

ERP Center of Excellence (filled)

Economic Research Institute of Erie (filled)

Partnership Erie (still accepting applications)


Graduate Work-Study and Wage Payroll Positions

Graduate students are also eligible for work-study and wage payroll positions with the college. If you are awarded federal work-study, it is your responsibility to find a position.

Available positions:

Work-Study position - MBA Student Representative - Applicants must be full-time students

For a full list of on campus work-study positions at Penn State Behrend, go to eLion and click on "Work-Study Job Search," then select Erie, and enter the text Graduate.

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