Graduate Assistantship Profiles

Interested in a paid position on campus? All admitted MPH students are eligible to apply for part time positions on campus called Graduate Assistantships. These positions can take the form of research, teaching, or administrative assistantships. The responsibilities and hours depend on the position. Per Graduate School policies, full time students are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week. In the profiles below, learn more about some of the current roles MPH students hold in the Department of Public Health Sciences and elsewhere on campus.


 

Angela Holland is a 2nd year MPH student. She works in the Department of Public Health Sciences as a graduate teaching assistant for Dr. Zuber’s and Miss Beete’s Foundations of Public Health courses. 

  • What do your responsibilities include? My responsibilities include grading assignments, meeting with students during office hours to answer any questions that they may have, and providing assistance to Dr. Zuber and Miss Beete with other tasks related to their courses.

  • Why do you enjoy having an assistantship? I enjoy having a graduate assistantship because it allows me to build relationships with faculty members within the department, help students to develop a deeper understanding of public health, and gain new skills that will be of benefit to me within the field of public health.

 

Julia Stullken is a 2nd year MPH student. She is a graduate assistant for Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

  • What do your responsibilities include? My responsibilities include creating and distributing recruiting material, writing program newsletters, acting as secretary for program committee meetings and other tasks as assigned by Dr. Jan. 

  • Why do you enjoy having an assistantship? This position gives me the opportunity to get to know the professors and students in our department really well. Having an assistantship also offsets the costs associated with graduate school.

 

Vanessa Mallory is a 1st year MPH student. She works at the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) as a graduate assistant for the Tutorial Services program.

  • What do your responsibilities include? My responsibilities include: supervising 60-70 undergraduate Peer Tutors, carry out administrative assignments to support the Tutorial Services program, and participating in outreach events for UCAE.

  • Why do you enjoy having an assistantship? I enjoy having the opportunity to connect with other students at UNC Charlotte and provide helpful academic services that I believe add value to their overall undergraduate experience. Also, the staff and student leaders that work within the University Center for Academic Excellence are amazing and strive to provide the best services for UNCC's students!

 

Sandra George is a 2nd year MPH Student. She works at the Center for Wellness Promotion located in the Student Health Center as an administrative graduate assistant for the Collegiate Recovery Community. 

  • What do your responsibilities include? My responsibilities include facilitating wellness programs for the CRC members, along with planning and implementing educational and social seminars, and outreach events surrounding substance use and recovery. I plan and implement the annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education event, which has provided great program planning experience. In addition, I deliver numerous health education presentations to UNCC students and faculty/staff surrounding substance use disorders and recovery. 

  • Why do you enjoy having an assistantship? I enjoy my assistantship because I am able to get hands-on experience in the public health field, and apply my knowledge from my courses. This assistantship has better prepared me as a public health professional, and has given me the opportunity to work with various community partners and diverse populations!