Graduate Student Job Profile and Description

A graduate student is an individual who is either pursuing or has recently completed his graduation degree. There is no specific job position that a graduate student works in. It varies from one individual to another and the specific job functions also change depending on the job position. As most are still pursuing graduation it may not be possible for them to pursue a full time job and they work in a part time job. A graduate student mostly does clerical job where they have to maintain files and records and input data. They may also be assigned work in the University they are studying or also get employed at other organizations as trainees and other job positions.

Graduate Student Duties and Responsibilities

There are certain duties and responsibilities required to be carried out by a graduate student in their job position. They are as follows:

  • Reporting to immediate superior on a daily basis
  • Updating and maintaining records
  • Recording the number of hours worked in the job daily
  • Typing purchase orders and notices received for changes in purchase order
  • Preparing quotations and  photocopies as assigned for the purpose of mailing
  • Checking invoices and bills in order to ensure that they are accurate
  • Performing the function of processing invoices for payment
  • Assisting the staff of the university as well as students so that they can  enter the purchase department
  • Reviewing bids with the vendors whenever requested
  • Helping the technical department in order to solve problems arising in the computers
  • Checking in new books and periodicals
  • Making as well as designing banners and pamphlets for various events of the university
  • Processing manuscript collections and preparing exhibitions

Graduate Student Skills and Specifications

The various skills and specifications required to be possessed by a graduate student are as follows:

  • Must have basic technical knowledge and computer skills
  • Needs to be good with numbers and have good calculation skills
  • Should possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to balance study as well as jobs
  • Must have quick learning skills

Graduate Student Education and Qualification

The educational qualifications required for a graduate student are as follows:

  • High school diploma
  • Basic knowledge in computers
  • Graduate degree

Graduate Student Salary

The average annual salary of a graduate student is around $25000.