Graduate Assistantship Interview Day
for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
at Northern Illinois University

GA Interview Day is for graduate students who are seeking:

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

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 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.

GA Interview Day 2016: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Campus Life Building

Participants in the GA Interview Day will have opportunities to interview for up to eight assistantship positions in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. There is no limit to the number of assistantships for which participants may request interviews. However, due to the large demand, participants will be limited to a maximum of eight interviews which will be determined by the departments. We will do our best to schedule participants for as many interviews as possible. The list of Graduate Assistantships that are available for the 2016-2017 academic year will continue to be updated until all positions are filled. 

Registration for the GA Interview Day is free.  Once registered, candidates will request interviews via the Huskies Get Hired system, housed in Career Services.  Prior to requesting interviews, candidates will be required to complete the Huskies Get Hired tutorial. After the tutorial is completed, candidates will be able to login to register with Huskies Get Hired by using their ZID for the username (click "Forgot your password?" to receive a password for the first time.)

Once registered, candidates will be asked to create a profile, which includes uploading a resume, cover letter, and references. Candidates should also upload their resumes to the GSARP/GA Day Resume Book so that employers in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management can easily search for them. Candidates will then be able to search and apply for positions within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. All SAEM positions will begin with “GA Day,” followed by the position title.

GA Interview Day Timeline

Tuesday, January 19th Registration & job database available for GA Interview Day
Monday, February 8th, 11:59 p.m. Registration closes
Tuesday, February 9th, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Employer Selection Day: Employers will begin accepting, declining, & designating as alternates
Wednesday, February 10th, 12:00 a.m. Candidates whose interview requests have been accepted will begin scheduling interviews
Thursday, February 11th, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Candidates whose interview requests have been designated as alternate will begin scheduling interviews
Friday, February 12th, 12:00 a.m. Interview schedules close
Tuesday, February 16th GA INTERVIEW DAY
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Campus Life Building
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.


If you have any questions, please contact us at GAExperience@niu.edu.

Meet Current Graduate Students

Link to Counseling, Adult & Higher Education

Register for GA Interview Day: https://niu.experience.com/experience/login