There are opportunities for financial support of your graduate work in the form of scholarships and jobs within the University, but they are highly competitive and are not guaranteed. Job opportunities can be found by visiting nsujobs.com. Students must work for at least six months before being eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits that come with certain NSU positions (80% to master’s level students and 50% to Ph.D. level students). In general, many of our students seek out the following opportunities:
Teaching Assistants (TAs) at main campus:
We hire between about 8-10 TAs every Fall and Winter semester to teach our undergraduate Biology I and Biology II lab sections. If you are interested in these, you can reach out to Dr. Emily Schmitt Lavin at email@example.com. These positions come with a $5,000 scholarship and up to $5,000 in wages. Generally, our graduate students are selected for these positions, so please feel encouraged to apply.
Lab Assistants (LAs) at main campus:
Many of our undergraduate courses require a lab assistant to help the instructor with the lab portion of the course. This includes courses like Oceanography, Marine Mammalogy, Ecology of the Everglades, and more. This is an hourly position for up to 20 hours per week. Please contact Mark Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to apply.
Research Assistants at the Oceanographic campus:
The way to check for these positions is through the website nsujobs.com. Faculty will also send out emails to let students know they are hiring/conducting interviews for paid positions through the student list serv. Otherwise, you can also reach out to faculty members individually to ask whether they either have positions open, or if they plan to have any positions open in the future. These positions typically come with a 50% - 80% tuition waiver, along with an hourly wage for up to 37.5 hours a week (but this may vary).
Administrative Assistants or other Administrative jobs at the University:
These types of positions can be found through the website nsujobs.com. If they are full time, with benefits, they will come with the waiver and hourly wage. This is also the place to look for any jobs through NSU in general, which could also include working for the main campus restaurant, working for the golf club etc. Many of these jobs have a waiver benefit.
You can also search through Jobx (for current students only, found through your Sharklink account) for additional job postings. Federal work study is another option a lot of our students look for. You do have to be eligible to receive federal aid to be able to work in these positions.