Available Graduate Assistantships

Several Graduate Research Assistant (GA) positions in Dr. Nitin’s group, COSMOS

Dr. Nitin Agarwal is looking for students with one or more the following skills:
• Proficient in core Java concepts, JDBC Object Oriented Analysis, Servlets, MVC Architecture.
• Proficient in writing database queries utilizing MySQL or other Databases. Proficient in writing database queries utilizing MySQL or other Databases.
• Working knowledge of Python is a plus.
• Working knowledge of application servers such as Tomcat.
• Proficient in the front end technologies such as JSP, JSTL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular and Jquery.
• Able to collaborate and work.

Interested students should email their resume to nxagarwal@ualr.edu, ASAP.

Conference Services Graduate Assistant

General Summary

The graduate assistant in the operations role will work with a variety of staff and students
in the UALR Conference Services. The position of graduate assistant is vital to the
success of everyday operations at the Donaghey Student Center. The graduate assistant
will gain a large amount of knowledge in understanding daily operations, programming,
event planning and administration of a large university student center. The graduate
assistant will have the opportunity to assist in determining the individual job duties over
the period of the assistantship. It offers the opportunity to grow as a student and

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:
-Attend weekly staff meetings with operations and event planning staff
-Work closely with Event Technicians and Building Managers in performing daily
-Report and meet regularly with supervisor
-Develop and nurture effective working relationships campus-wide and within the
departments located in the Donaghey Student Center
-Take part in student employee interviews
-Conduct student employee training sessions
-Maintain student employee handbook (to be updated each year)
-Additional duties may include but are not limited to a variety of special projects,
supervision of student employees or volunteers, scheduling, programming, etc.

Additional General Responsibilities:
– Be punctual
– Provide quality proactive customer service to Student Center Patrons (internal or
– Manage time to ensure all set ups are done in the appropriate time frame
– Take responsibility for keeping the DSC rooms clean (chairs pushed in, tables clean,
blinds even, carpet clean, trash removed etc)
– Handle all equipment with care, and report anything that might be broken
– Attend all staff meetings for Student Center Conference and Event Services Operations
– Complete projects as assigned
– To perform other duties assigned


-Be a registered graduate student and in good academic standing
-Have experience in a College Union or Student Center building
-Be able to make a two-year commitment
-Be a responsible and dependable person
-Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
-Be self-motivated, and customer-service oriented
-Be able to work independently and as a part of a productive team
-Be flexible and willing to pitch in when and where they are needed
-Be resourceful in finding appropriate information to answer customer and
employee questions
-Have the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
-Communicate and work well with staff and customers
-Be able to work within a variety of departments and settings

Applicants must be able to work at least 20 hours per week during the Fall and
Spring Semester. Must be available to work some nights
and weekends. It is understood that there may be times when you will be working
more than 20 hours per week

The DSC is open year round, and preference will be given to those that are available to
work during a majority of the summer (up to 29 hours per week- paid as an hourly
student employee).

Supplemental Information

Required Supplemental Documents:
Cover Letter & Resume

This position reports to the Conference Service Coordinator. To apply, please email your resume
and cover letter to conferenceservices@ualr.edu.