Community and Industry Graduate Assistantships

Eligibility Guidelines for CIGA Awards

CBA graduate students may not hold a CIGA award in their first semester of enrollment. CIGA awards are designed to provide opportunities for students to gain real world experience by participating in a cooperative program between The University of Akron and external organizations.

Awards will be available only to companies pre-approved by the CBA. Selections will be made from a list of pre-qualified candidates. Students are prohibited from soliciting CIGA awards independently of the Graduate Programs process. Any potential employer must review a list of eligible candidates prior to making a selection and the selection must be approved by the CBA before an offer is made.

CIGA awards will be limited to 10 awards per semester.