Chazen GIP and Block Week TAs play an important role during these short-term travel opportunities. Working closely with the teaching faculty and the Chazen Institute, TAs have an opportunity to shape the course and share their home cultures with their fellow students.
- Recognition as a Chazen Leadership Fellow, a highly selective, unique leadership program in which current MBA students serve as global ambassadors for their peers.
- Play a crucial role in the cultural aspects of the student travel experience building on the long tradition of student leadership
- For native students, it’s a great opportunity to introduce your country to your fellow students.
- Receive a stipend and will have their program fee waived
- Automatic seat in the course
Role of the TA
- TAs should be natives or have extensive experience in both the country and the city to be visited during the in-country portion of the class. Preference will be given to students with knowledge of the region, language and culture. For the Leadership and Family Business courses; students with leadership/family business experience and a passion for the topic will also be a great asset.
- TAs also support the academic needs of the class and the faculty. While the faculty member may also be a native of the country, or someone with extensive knowledge of the region, their primary goal is to teach. Therefore a TA is brought on board as the primary source of cultural knowledge and advice, and will be heavily relied upon by the students.
- Responsibilities include liaising with travel agents for logistical details in country, with companies to confirm business meetings and with students as they plan their travels.
- They are required to be enrolled in the class, complete all deliverables and to stay in the hotel with the students to be fully accessible to them.
GIPs will be led academically in country by the faculty member, who will rely on TAs for logistical support and cultural expertise. While the faculty member may also be a native of the country, or someone with extensive knowledge of the region, their primary goal is to teach. Therefore a TA is brought on board as the primary source of cultural knowledge and advice, and will be heavily relied upon by the students. TA candidates must be in good academic standing in order to be considered. A Chazen Institute staff member may also accompany the tour to provide additional support.
How to Apply
To apply for a TA position, please send a short statement of interest and CV to [email protected].
Leadership Fellows Program
Selected TAs are automatically inducted into the Chazen Leadership Fellows Program.