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 Kansas City, MO.
Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 cohort. Please access the application page for more information.
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.
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!
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. GAPs serve as an unofficial graduate student council, providing another perspective for NASPA student membership. GAPs will also have the opportunity to apply to be an intern for the 2021 NASPA Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.
To learn more about the responsibilities of GAPs, please view the position description.
- 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
Additional questions about the application process can be directed to Colleen Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.