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Graduate Assistant Placement Program

Registration for 2024-25 Grad Assistantships closed on March 1, 2024.

The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration graduate program, will be hosting the 4th annual Graduate Assistantship Placement Program (GAPP) Interview Day in Spring 2024. Interview Days are Thursday, March 28 and Friday, 29, 2024 between 8 am and 5 pm, but are subject to change.

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.

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.

Who Should Register for GAPP?

GAPP is open to all current or prospective Georgia Southern students who are seeking a graduate assistantship. Prospective students must be fully admitted to Georgia Southern in order to participate in the interview process. Student candidates can be enrolled in any graduate level academic program. Candidates enrolled in the Master of Education in Higher Education Administration graduate program are prioritized with interview offers and subsequent assistantship offers. If you have a love and desire to work with students as a career or simply during an assistantship experience, registering for GAPP is a good place to start your journey. The departments who hire for GAPP stem from the Divisions of Student Affairs, Enrollment, Marketing, and Student Success, Inclusive Excellence, Auxiliary Services, and others.

If you are an incoming student to Georgia Southern or a current students who may be changing academic programs, please consult with your academic program to ensure you are able to pursue a graduate assistantship while in your program of study.  See this College of Graduate Studies resource under the “Eligibility” tab for additional information.


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.

Students who register for for GAPP 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 having limited interview time slots during the GAPP Interview Days. Students will be informed about their status as soon as possible prior to the Interview Day.

Timeline (tentative and subject to change)

Candidate Registration OpensMonday, December 11, 2023
Candidate Registration ClosesFriday, March 1, 2024 (11:59 PM)
Communication from Employers to Candidates for interview schedulingBegins March 5, 2024
Meet-and-Greet with other Candidates (Virtual and Optional)Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Interview Day(s)Thursday, March 28, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
Candidate Rankings DueWednesday, April 3, 2024
Department/Offices Rankings DueFriday, April 5, 2024
Department/Offices Offer DeadlineBy Friday, April 12, 2024
Candidates Offer Acceptance DeadlineFriday, April 19, 2024

Tentative Interview Day Schedule

Thursday, March 28, 2024

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 29, 2024
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 277 – 8:30 PMMeet and Greet (Virtual and Optional)Virtual social with current grad students in Higher Education Program
(link in GAPP Registration)
Thursday, March 28
(Statesboro: Russell Union)
Friday, March 29
(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. In person candidates and virtual candidates will have separate, but concurrent, welcome sessions.
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 2024-25

A diverse variety of departments are participating in GAPP 2024 to offer a wide range of assistantship opportunities. See all position descriptions HERE. Many thanks to the following departments hiring 2024-25 assistantships through GAPP:

  • Office of Student Activities
  • Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Student Union Facilities & Event Services
  • University Housing
  • Student Accessibility Resource Center
  • Leadership & Community Engagement
  • Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Trio/Student Support Services
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • New Student and Family Programs
  • Military & Veteran Services
  • Academic Success Center
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Candidate Registration  

Registration is CLOSED. Deadline was Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

After registering for GAPP, candidates will receive a confirmation email directing you to
fill out a Position Interest Form.


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

GAPP Planning Committee 2023-24

Dr. Ken Gassiot, Division of Student Affairs, 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

Dan Cain, University Housing

Last updated: 3/15/2024