The Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) Interviewing Conference provides prospective graduate students the opportunity to:
Texas A&M University's Division of Student Affairs and Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program within the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) collaborate in the annual SAAHE Interviewing Conference.
The 2013 Graduate Student Interviewing Conference will be held
February 21 - 22, 2013 on the Texas A&M campus in College Station.
Please note: Not all applicants will be invited to the conference. Only applicants who meet preliminary screening requirements for the program will be invited to attend the Interviewing Conference.
The Conference Schedule for 2013 will blend opportunities to learn more about Texas A&M University and the SAAHE program with academic interviews, assistantship interviews, and an on-site writing sample.
Optional activities will be available to all candidates on Wednesday, February 20th. Activities will be organized and led by current SAAHE graduate students. The purpose of the optional activities is to allow candidates to have an informal introduction to the campus and Student Affairs facilities, tour a Residence Hall (including living quarters) for candidates interested in pursuing assistantships in Residence Life, and get acquainted with current SAAHE students prior to the start of the Interviewing Conference. Dress is casual and participation is encouraged.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Optional Activities
|1:45 PM||Meet at Koldus building lobby to attend class|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Attend class with current students|
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Campus tour|
|5:30 PM - 7:30 PM||Casual dinner with current students|
Thursday , February 21, 2013
|8:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Check In & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Orientation & Conference Overview|
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||SAAHE Academic Programs Q&A|
|10:30 AM - 11:15 AM||Current SAAHE Student Roundtables|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Lunch|
|12:30 PM - 6:00 PM||Hospitality Room Open|
|12:30 PM - 5:45 PM||Assistantship Interviews, Academic Interviews, Writing Sample|
|6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||Dinner|
|7:45 PM - 9:00 PM||After Dinner Activity|
Friday, February 22, 2013
|9:00 AM - 3:30 PM||Hospitality Room Open|
|9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Assistantship Interviews, Academic Interviews, Writing Sample|
|12:00 PM - 1:30 PM||Lunch|
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Wrap-up/Evaluation|
Conference registration is required in order to participate in any aspect of the conference. There is a separate fee of $55.00 assessed to participate in the conference. The fee includes conference materials, lodging with a current graduate student, four meals, and transportation to and from Easterwood Airport in College Station, if needed. Inclusion of family members in any conference meals will be assessed an additional fee.
Several major highways access College Station, which is approximately 90 miles from Houston or Austin and 170 miles south of Dallas. Two commuter airlines serve the city through Easterwood Airport (CLL) in College Station: American Eagle and Continental Connection. Arrangements can be made for someone to meet you at Easterwood Airport.
In addition to a rental car, individuals choosing to fly to and/or from Houston and travel to College Station can use the Ground Shuttle. Information regarding rates and reservations can be found at http://www.groundshuttle.com/. Individuals flying to and/or from Austin may choose to rent a car for transportation to and from College Station.
All of the required conference activities will be held on the Texas A&M campus. In order to assist conference attendees with housing accommodations, the Planning Committee offers the following options:
SAAHE Host Program
Current SAAHE students serve as hosts at the conference and offer free accommodations in their homes (on or off campus) as long as space is available. If you prefer to stay with a current SAAHE student please indicate your choice of on-campus or off-campus accommodations on your registration form. If you would like to stay with a current student, a SAAHE host will contact you before your arrival to coordinate logistics.
Off Campus Hotels
If you prefer information about off campus hotels, please call the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce at (979) 260-9999, or www.bcschamber.org. Please note: the individual is responsible for his/her own reservations and costs.
Texas A&M University fosters a healthy academic climate and professional atmosphere which encourages student learning and growth. During the SAAHE Conference, applicants have an opportunity to interview for open graduate assistantship positions. Assistantships enable students in the SAAHE program to gain practical experience and apply what they are learning in the classroom. Salary and/or benefits gained through assistantships also help SAAHE students supplement the cost of their education. Every attempt is made to simultaneously offer admission into the academic program and a graduate assistantship.
Detailed position listings will be available in PDF format for your review as openings are finalized. These listings are subject to change. Updates and changes will be posted as they are made available. Candidates will also receive an email message explaining all updates to the assistantship list. Prospective students are encouraged to consider a wide variety of opportunities.
A Frequently Asked Questions sheet is available below in PDF format to help answer additional questions you might have about the Interviewing Conference, Graduate Assistantships, and the Selection Process for the program. If you have additional questions not covered by the FAQ, please contact Cynthia Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Academic Program:
Kelli D. Peck Parrott, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4226
Cynthia Hernandez, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs