Graduate Student & Assistantship Recruitment Program (GSARP) Weekend
Registration Information

  • M.S.Ed. in Counseling & Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)
  • Graduate Assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

GSARP Weekend welcomes incoming graduate students who will be new to the CAHE program in fall  2016 and are seeking an assistantship in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management or partnering departments of SAEM.

GA Interview Day welcomes graduate students who are currently enrolled in the CAHE program and are seeking an assistantship in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM), as well as current Graduate Assistants in SAEM who are seeking a different assistantship in SAEM for the  2016-2017 academic year.

GSARP Weekend 2016 is March 4 & 5, 2016

Registration for GSARP Weekend is free. Once registered for GSARP Weekend, candidates can request interviews via the Huskies Get Hired system, housed in Career Services.  All candidates will be required to complete the Huskies Get Hired tutorial, which may be done at any time prior to registration.

GSARP Weekend candidates who are currently enrolled at NIU for the 2016-17 academic year

Candidates who are enrolled students at NIU should register for GSARP Weekend by using their ZIDs as their usernames in the Huskies Get Hired system.  (Click “Forgot your password?” to receive a password for the first time.)  Candidates will need to complete the Huskies Get Hired tutorial before logging on and requesting interviews.

GSARP Weekend candidates who are not currently enrolled at NIU

Candidates who are not currently enrolled at NIU will need to complete a short registration application. Completing the application will prompt the GSARP staff to create a username and password for the applicant.  Usernames and passwords will be generated within one business day of submission, while the university is open.  An e-mail confirmation will be sent with the username, password, and further instructions for the next steps to request interviews through Huskies Get Hired.

Registration for all candidates who have a username and password and have completed the Huskies Get Hired tutorial

When registering in the Huskies Get Hired system, candidates will be asked to create a profile which includes uploading a resume, cover letter, and references prior to applying for positions.  Candidates will also be asked to upload their resumes to the GSARP/GA Day Resume Book, which will allow Student Affairs & Enrollment Management employers to search for candidates and review their resumes.

In the Academic section of the candidate profile, candidates will select “GSARP/GA Day Interviewing” as their Major/Concentration.  This will allow candidates to search and apply for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management jobs.  (All SAEM positions will begin with “GSARP” followed by the position title.)

GSARP Weekend Timeline

Tuesday, January 19th Registration & job database available for GA Interview Day
Thursday, February 25th, 11:59 p.m. Registration closes
Friday, February 26th, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Employer Selection Day: Employers will begin accepting, declining, & designating as alternates
Saturday, February 27th, 12:00 a.m. Candidates whose interview requests have been accepted will begin scheduling interviews
Monday, February 29th, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Candidates whose interview requests have been designated as alternate will begin scheduling interviews
Thursday, March 3rd, 12:00 a.m. Interview schedules close
Friday, March 4th & Saturday, March 5th GSARP Weekend 2016
Monday, March 7th Offers will begin being made to all GA Interview Day & GSARP Weekend candidates, after reference checks. Offers will not be made until after GSARP Weekend.

Looking for more information?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the GSARP program, including travel and lodging.

For more information on navigating the Huskies Get Hired system, take a look at Help with Huskies Get Hired.

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