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Graduate Assistant Placement Program

Registration is now CLOSED
2023-24 Grad Assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs
and other Student Services departments

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 Thursday/Friday, March 23-24, 2023 between 8 am and 5 pm.

GAPP helps recruit and match 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 and other departments across the university that are considered traditional student services. GAPP is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of future higher education professionals and other participants who desire to work in dynamic environments centered around student affairs/student services.

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 2023 GAPP Interview Day for 2023-24 assistantships. Students who register for this experience will be initially screened to ensure a close match between participating departments 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 at either of our campuses in Statesboro or Savannah. 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. During the registration process, candidates can choose the types of functional areas 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.


Candidate Registration OpensThursday, December 1, 2022
Candidate Registration ClosesWednesday, March 1, 2023 (11:59 PM)
Communication from Employers to Candidates for interview schedulingBegins March 6, 2023
Meet-and-Greet with other Candidates (Optional)Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Interview Day(s)Thursday, March 23, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023
Candidate Rankings DueWednesday, March 29, 2023
Department/Offices Rankings DueFriday, March 31, 2023
Department/Offices Offer DeadlineBy Friday, April 7, 2023
Candidates Offer Acceptance DeadlineFriday, April 14, 2023

Interview Day Schedule

Thursday, March 23, 2023

In Person interviews for GA positions that are based in Statesboro occur on this day ONLY
Virtual interviews are available on this day for positions that are based in Statesboro and Savannah

Friday, March 24, 2023
In Person interviews for GA positions that are based in Savannah occur on this day ONLY
Virtual interviews are available on this day for positions that are based in Statesboro and Savannah

Wednesday, March 227 – 8:30 PMMeet and Greet (Optional)Virtual social with current grad students in Higher Education Program
(link in GAPP Registration)
Thursday, March 23 (Statesboro: Russell Union)
Friday, March 24
(Savannah: Student Union)
8-9:30 AMCheck In (candidates may check in anytime during this time with the check in link provided via email )All
10 AM
GAPP Welcome/Schedule Review/Greetings from Division of Students Affairs Leadership
10:45 AM
Interview Block 145 minute Interview (15 minute break)
11-11:45 AMInterview Block 2 45 minute Interview (15 minute break)
Noon-1 PM Lunch (Free time. No scheduled Zoom/In Person sessions)
1-1:45 PMInterview Block 345 minute Interview (15 minute break)
2-2:45 PMInterview Block 445 minute Interview (15 minute break)
3-3:45 PMInterview Block 545 minute Interview (15 minute break)
4-4:45 PMInterview Block 645 minute Interview (15 minute break)

Grad Assistant Positions for 2023-24

A diverse variety of departments will be participating in GAPP 2023 to offer a wide range of assistantship opportunities. We are currently inviting and organizing those departments who plan to participate as a hiring department. Participating Departments and Job Descriptions will be posted here after Feb. 1, 2023.


Registration is now 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 2022-23

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

Dr. Dan Calhoun, Faculty, Higher Education Program

Bridget Eubanks, Student Union Facilities & Event Services

Mary Jernigan, College of Graduate Studies

Kelli Waters, Student Accessibility Resource Center

Brandon Fanning, Practicum Student

Trina Hendijani, Practicum Student

Last updated: 3/22/2023