Graduate Student and Assistantship Recruitment Program

The Graduate Student and Assistantship Recruitment Program (GSARP) is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE). This partnership allows us to provide you with a vigorous academic program and hands-on practical experience to help you become a successful Student Affairs practitioner. By participating in GSARP, you'll learn about the benefits of being a graduate assistant in Student Affairs or a partnering department.

GSARP Weekend
Thursday, March 19 - Friday, March 20, 2020

If you'll be starting a CAHE program in the fall 2020 semester or are a current CAHE student and want to find an assistantship, GSARP Weekend is for you. This two-day program will introduce you to NIU and Student Affairs, as well as the CAHE department and other partnering departments. You'll also have the opportunity to interview for graduate assistantship positions.

The program includes many activities:

  • Informational sessions
  • Panel discussion with current graduate students
  • Leadership development panel with current Student Affairs professionals
  • Tour of Housing and Residential Services apartments (optional)
  • Student social and dinner (optional)

All meals will be provided. Check-in for the weekend begins the morning of Thursday, March 19 and the program ends Friday, March 20, in the afternoon.