PGIO invites applications for Student Assistantships in 2012

The Postgraduate & International Office (PGIO) invites registered senior students at SU (currently second year and above) to apply for any of the nine student assistantship positions available at the PGIO in 2012.

Student Assistantships at the PGIO provide the perfect work environment: successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain work experience, be remunerated monthly and also gain invaluable workplace and life skills.

Olga Wyngaard, currently employed as Assistant: Exchange Programmes, believes that ones competencies and skills are enhanced due to the dynamic nature of the office. “As a student working at the PGIO, I have learned to manage my time alongside my studies, how professional offices operate and learned about University structures. This is besides the fact that I was hired to work with the administration of exchange applications!”

Rinah Harris explains that besides dealing with International Enrolments, and processing applications from undergraduates worldwide, she has learned a great deal about International Relations. “In dealing with student enquiries and applications, one finds that education standards, examinations and processes differ across the world. I would recommend the systemic, organisational thinker who knows how to work under pressure to apply for this position.”

The PGIO offers SU students a unique place to work. According to Jason van Niekerk, a Masters student working as assistant at the Postgraduate Skills Development division, the job is multifaceted and the skills one learns is not just limited to the position you’re hired for. In one sentence:  “It’s the best place to work on campus”.

Apply now for the PGIO Student Assistantships for 2012.

Applications close on the 30th September 2011.

Applications must be submitted electronically and in English according to the instructions on the website. There is no application form.

Visit www.sun.ac.za/international/assistantships to view detailed job descriptions, to lodge enquiries and to start your application today!