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Graduate Assistant Placement Program

Registration is now CLOSED
2022-23 Grad Assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration graduate program, will be hosting the 2nd annual Graduate Assistantship Placement Program (GAPP) Interview Day scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 between 8 am and 5 pm. Saturday, March 26 should be held just in case interviews have to be placed on this day due to demand. Participants will be notified in advance if this day will be needed.

GAPP is tasked with recruiting and matching prospective graduate students interested in a career in higher education, student personnel services, student development, or a closely related field with the multitude of departments that make up the Division of Student Affairs. GAPP is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of future higher education professionals.

While the Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration graduate program is closely aligned with the job duties of graduate assistants employed within departments of the Division, qualified candidates exploring other graduate programs are also welcome to participate in the 2022 GAPP Interview Day for 2022-23 assistantships. Students who register for this experience will be initially screened to ensure a close match between desired Student Affairs areas and previous/current work experiences/career goals. Not all candidates may receive an interview based on this criteria in addition to available time slots. Students will be informed about their status as soon as possible prior to the Interview Day.

The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies requires that graduate students be fully admitted into a graduate program prior to receiving employment/assistantship offers.


The GAPP Interview Day will be a hybrid experience in which the candidate can choose to interview via Zoom or in person. Either option weighs equally in a candidate’s experience with a hiring department. This approach is being done to accommodate those students who may not being able to travel and accommodate those who desire to. Registration for GAPP 2022 will open on December 15, 2021 and be linked from this site. During the registration process, candidates can choose the graduate assistant positions they are interested in interviewing for within the registration form. Employers from various departments will screen all applications and determine which candidates they would like to schedule an interview with. Candidates will be notified about which departments are interested in setting up an interview. Additional process notes include:

  • This experience is a matching process in which candidates who are interviewing will be matched with a department/position they interviewed with and that is also deemed the best fit based on the candidate desires and the department needs. 
  • Candidates who are offered an assistantship will only receive one offer based on the interviews held. It is possible for a candidate to not receive an offer based on trying to match candidate and hiring department ranking preferences. 
  • Candidates are highly encouraged to give their best on every interview and convey to hiring departments their passion and interest in those areas. 
  • A detailed schedule is listed below to keep you informed of each stage of the process.


Registration OpensFriday, January 14, 2022
Registration ClosesTuesday, March 1, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Communication from Employers to Candidates for interview schedulingMonday, March 7-Wedensday, March 16
Meet-and-Greet (Optional)Thursday, March 24, 2022
Interview Day(s)Friday, March 25, 2022 and Saturday, March 26 (if needed)
Candidate Rankings DueMonday, March 28, 2022
Department/Offices Rankings DueWednesday, March 30, 2022
Department/Offices Offer DeadlineFriday, April 8, 2022
Candidates Offer Acceptance DeadlineThursday, April 14, 2022

Interview Day Schedule

Thursday, March 247 – 8:30 PMMeet and Greet (Optional)Virtual social with current grad students in Higher Education Program
(link in GAPP Registration)
Friday, March 258-9 AMCheck In All
9-10 AMGAPP Welcome/Schedule Review/Greetings from Division of Students Affairs Leadership
10-11 AMInterview Block 145 minute Interview (15 minute break)
11-NoonInterview Block 2 45 minute Interview (15 minute break)
Noon-1 PM Lunch (Free time. No scheduled Zoom/In Person sessions)
1-2 PMInterview Block 345 minute Interview (15 minute break)
2-3 PMInterview Block 445 minute Interview (15 minute break)
3-4 PMInterview Block 545 minute Interview (15 minute break)
4-5 PMInterview Block 645 minute Interview (15 minute break)
Saturday, March 26 (if needed)8-9 AMCheck In All
9-10 AMInterview Block 745 minute Interview (15 minute break)
10-11 AMInterview Block 845 minute Interview (15 minute break)
11 AM-NoonInterview Block 9 45 minute Interview (15 minute break)
Noon-1 PM Lunch (Free time. No scheduled Zoom/In Person sessions)
1-2 PMInterview Block 1045 minute Interview (15 minute break)
2-3 PMInterview Block 1145 minute Interview (15 minute break)
3-4 PMInterview Block 1245 minute Interview (15 minute break)

Grad Assistant Positions within the Division of Student Affairs for 2022-23

A diverse variety of departments are participating in GAPP 2022 to offer a wide range of assistantship opportunities. Click HERE to see participating Departments and Job Descriptions


Registration is CLOSED



Please email for any questions about the process.  This email is monitored closely by staff members in the Division of Student Affairs and you will receive a timely response.

GAPP Planning Committee 2021-22

Dr. Ken Gassiot, Division of Student Affairs, Co-Chair

Katie Fester, University Housing, Co-Chair

Meg Heins, University Housing

Dr. Francisco Lugo, Fraternity & Sorority Life

Dr. Zwisel Gandia, Office of Student Conduct

Theresa Duggar, Office of Career & Professional Development

Dr. Dan Calhoun, Faculty, Higher Education Program

Dr. Kip Sorgen, Faculty, Higher Education Program

Last updated: 3/28/2022