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The Graduate Student and Assistantship Recruitment Program (GSARP)

The Graduate Student and Assistantship Recruitment Program (GSARP) is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs and the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) department in the College of Education. This partnership provides students with a vigorous academic program and a hands-on practical experience to develop successful and effective Student Affairs practitioners. Participation in GSARP provides students with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of becoming a graduate assistant within the Division of Student Affairs or one of the several partnering departments. There are two separate GSARP events. Read below to determine which event is most applicable to you.

GA Interview Day
February 20, 2018

GA Interview Day is for graduate students who are currently enrolled in CAHE or will be new students in CAHE in spring 2018 and are seeking an assistantship, as well as current graduate assistants in the Division of Student Affairs who are seeking a different assistantship offered through GSARP. GA Interview Day is designed to provide participants the opportunity to interview for available graduate assistantships on the same day. Participants will be able to interview for up to eight assistantship positions. There is no limit to the number of assistantships for which participants can apply to, however, due to the large demand, participants will be limited to a maximum of eight interviews which will be determined by the departments. Registration for GA Interview Day is anticipated to open in January 2018. 

GSARP Weekend
March 23 - March 24, 2017

GSARP Weekend is a two-day program for incoming CAHE students who will be new to the CAHE program fall 2018 and are seeking an assistantship. This program is designed to introduce participants to NIU, the Division of Student Affairs, along with several additional partnering departments and the CAHE department. Participants are given the opportunity to interview for available graduate assistantship positions while on campus.