Community Graduate Assistantships

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Expanding opportunities

Connecting graduate students to the community

Looking for fresh talent and new ideas to drive your business forward? Add a Missouri State University graduate assistant to your team. Hosting a GA brings a highly educated student with a diverse set of skills and experiences to your organization.

Contact Dr. Jerry Masterson to learn more.
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Partner with MSU

Invest in your organization

By hosting a Missouri State University graduate assistant, you're an extension of the university. You’ll gain access to:

  • Innovative thinking and cutting-edge research.
  • A fresh perspective on your industry.
  • Strong work ethic and eagerness to apply knowledge to real world problems.
  • An extended interview period, allowing you to fully evaluate the fit of the candidate with your business.
These graduate assistants are employees of the university - not your organization. We'll work closely with you to make sure this partnership is a success.


Become a host company

Empower your business with innovative thinking and fresh talent

Our graduate assistantship program provides financial assistance and hands-on experience to help our students achieve their career goals. As a community partner, you’ll not only benefit from their talents, but you’ll also contribute to the development of the next generation of leaders as well as the growth and success of our community.

Here's how it works

The process for becoming a host company for MSU graduate assistants is straightforward. We are happy to walk you through the process. 

Want to talk through the logistics a bit more? Contact Dr. Jerry Masterson via email or at (417) 836-8740.