Graduate Associate Program (GAP)

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The NASPA Graduate Associate Program (GAP) is an initiative to increase leadership opportunities of graduate students within NASPA.

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WHAT IS GAP?

The benefits of becoming a NASPA GAP are numerous. Aside from becoming more knowledgeable about your professional association and networking with other graduate students, all NASPA GAPs will receive recognition on the NASPA website, a complimentary copy of Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs (Fourth Edition), and the ability to apply to intern at NASPA's Annual Conference in Austin, TX.

Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 cohort. Please access the application page for more information. 

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Initially envisioned by 2009 NASPA summer interns Jimmy Doan and Danielle Howard, the NASPA Graduate Associate Program (GAP) is an initiative to increase leadership opportunities of graduate students within NASPA. NASPA GAs work collaboratively with other GAs throughout the world to become another communication conduit for NASPA events, publications, and programs offerings within a campus community. Associates also have the opportunity to serve on an unofficial graduate student council, providing another perspective for NASPA student membership. 

Events

One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.

 

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Outreach programs across NASPA's member institutions are made possible through our team of Graduate Associates. Want to connect with NASPA? Reach out to any of the members in our 2018-2019 Graduate Associate Program class!

Application Information

Position Description

The NASPA Graduate Associate (GA) provides leadership and outreach to their institution regarding all things NASPA. Primarily, the associate increases awareness and involvement within NASPA by providing updated information about programs, events, and resources to their fellow graduate students and other individuals interested in learning more about NASPA. GAs serve as an unofficial graduate student council, providing another perspective for NASPA student membership. GAs will also have the opportunity to apply to be an intern for the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference in Austin, TX.

To learn more about the responsibilities of GAs, please view the position description.

Application Requirements
  • Must be an incoming or current graduate student purusing a master's degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or a related field
  • Have an interest in learning about NASPA events, programs, and resources and be willing to disseminate information about NASPA to colleagues and peers
  • Must hold an active NASPA membership for the duration of the GAP term
Application Process

Applicants must submit the following components by the application deadline for full consideration:

  1. Online demographic form
  2. Application questions
  3. Current resume
  4. Letter of recommendation from a student affairs professional or faculty member

Additional questions about the application process can be directed to Jordana Taylor at jtaylor@naspa.org.

Applications for 2019-2020 are being accepted from March 1-July 1, 2019.