Skip to main content

Graduate Assistant Placement Program

Registration for 2021-2022 GAPP has CLOSED

The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration graduate program, is thrilled to announce our first Graduate Assistantship Placement Program (GAPP) Interview Day scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2021 between 8 am and 5 pm.

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 2021 GAPP Interview Day for 2021-22 graduate 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 GAPP Interview Day will be a completely virtual experience. To register for this event, please see the link below. During the registration process, candidates can choose the graduate assistant positions they are interested in interviewing for within the registration form. Candidates are able to edit their form responses between Monday, March 1, 2021, and Sunday, March 21, 2021. Candidates will be contacted by a member of the GAPP Committee with the candidate’s interview schedule and associated Zoom links by Wednesday, March 24, 2021. 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 throughout the process.


Registration OpensWednesday, March 3, 2021
Registration ClosesSunday, March 21, 2021
Interview Information Sent to CandidatesWednesday, March 24, 2021
Meet-and-Greet (Optional)Thursday, March 25, 2021
Interview DayFriday, March 26, 2021
Candidate Rankings DueMonday, March 29, 2021
Department/Offices Rankings DueWednesday, March 31, 2021
Department/Offices Offer Extension DeadlineFriday, April 9, 2021
Candidates Offer Acceptance DeadlineThursday, April 15, 2021


Thursday, March 257 – 8:30 PMMeet and Greet (Optional)Virtual social with current grad students in Higher Education Program
(link in GAPP Registration)
Friday, March 268 AMCheck in/Welcome/Schedule ReviewAll
8:30-9:30 AMInterview Block 145 minute Interviews (15 minute break)
9:30-10:30 AMInterview Block 245 minute Interviews (15 minute break)
10:30-NoonDivision of Student Affairs Leadership and Faculty/Campus Partner Panel (Optional)
Noon-1 PMLunch (Free time. No scheduled Zoom sessions)
1-2 PMInterview Block 345 minute Interviews (15 minute break)
2-3 PMInterview Block 445 minute Interviews (15 minute break)
3-4 PMInterview Block 545 minute Interviews (15 minute break)
4-5 PMInterview Block 645 minute Interviews (15 minute break)

Grad Assistant Positions within the Division of Student Affairs for 2021-22

All positions can be viewed HERE! 

Participating Departments and Job Descriptions


Registration for GAPP has 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. Questions specific to an assistantship position can be directed to the point of contact listed in the Participating Departments and Job Descriptions link above.

Last updated: 3/24/2021