TPE spring EventCandidates

  • Peter Huu Tran | Candidate

    I am so glad I got to experience TPE.

    It was refreshing to see so many professionals in the field and soon-to-be professionals preparing for what they love to do.

  • Scott Thomas | Candidate

    I was challenged to perform in a professional format. I was also encouraged to begin building a professional network within the field of Student Affairs.

    I have not seen an equivalent for the opportunity that TPE afforded me. I strongly recommend the experience to all graduate students!  

  • Jeremy Miller | Candidate

    TPE was nothing short of a life changing experience.

    This was the only time and place that I could simulaneously pursue career opportunities while meeting amazing people from all over the country.

  • Amanda Finzi-Smith | Candidate

    I was extremely excited to get to meet the school I had been dreaming of working for.

    This could not have been possible without TPE and the once in a lifetime opportunity that it has provided me in getting my dream job.

  • Lukas Miedreich | Candidate

    Sometimes it's best to step outside of your comfort zone and see what life has in store for you!

    An interview turned into my dream job, and now my dream job is a reality!

  • Lerren Tyler | Candidate

    I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I was meant to attend TPE.

    Here I am with my dream job at a great school with a great group of people all thanks to that chance encounter at TPE .

Make Connections. Expand your Opportunities.

TPE Spring Virtual Event: The premier job placement event in Student Affairs.

TPE Virtual 2021 took place March 1 - March 5. Registration is now closed. Thanks to the 900+ candidates who made TPE Virtual 2021 a huge success! We wish you continued success in the job search process!

For over 10 years, The Placement Exchange has focused on providing a high-quality, comprehensive job search experience which prepares candidates for every aspect of the search process. This effort is led by a team of professionals who are experts in our field and represent the numerous functional areas in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Through our commitment to excellence, strong customer service, professional development, and education, we devote our energy to building a positive, synergistic, innovative, and educational career placement experience for all TPE stakeholders.   

TPE Spring Onsite provides an efficient and affordable option for hundreds of employers to find great candidates, and for candidates to interview for open positions at hundreds of campuses nationwide.  Virtual TPE candidates will have access to great resources including preparation webinars, career coaches, interview assistance, resume review, and more.  The TPE Spring Virtual Event has the benefit of numbers (candidates, employers, job posts, interviews), but the quality of personalized resources and amenities during a crucial time in the search process.  A completely virtual TPE will allow for greater flexibility for employers, as well as fewer financial limitations (travel, hotel, time away from work, etc.) for both candidates and interview teams.  

Job searching isn't easy yet over 92% past candidates recommend TPE Onsite to other candidates and a remarkable 99%+ of participating employers recommend the event. TPE Onsite averages over 10,000 onsite interviews while creating a personalized, comfortable experience for candidates and employers.  TPE is transitioning to a virtual event for 2021.  TPE Virtual will maintain the opportunity for personalized connections, quality jobs, and efficiency of interviews, while increasing opportunities to connect with more employers.  And, the Virtual format will remove many of the barriers and limitations of our former place-based event ... no expensive plane tickets, hotels or meals and no unneccessary time away from work, school, family, or other commitments. 

Whether you need assistance with career and resume advice, interview scheduling, connecting with TPE partner associations, or help navigating any aspects of the job search process, TPE is your go-to resource and the TPE team will be here every step of the way. It is no accident that TPE candidates are moe likely to find jobs than their colleagues. We look forward to keeping our record strong and partnering with you to make this your best placement experience ever.

Spring 2021 Rates

Registration is Now Closed.


2021 Virtual TPE Event Registration Pricing 

Get "face-to-face" access to hundreds of employer representatives at the best annual placement event. The virtual setting is both efficient and cost-effective.




Candidate Event Registration - Graduate Student
Candidate Event Registration - Professional

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Education & Assistance

Candidate Orientation 

Join the TPE Candidate Development Team to get an overview of the event from the candidate’s point of view! 

Candidate Workshops and Round Table Discussions

Want to learn from experts or grab a quick dialogue with fellow colleagues? Follow TPE for more sessions and conversations.  Previous sessions have included: "JumpSTart the Job Search", "Job Searching While [insert Identity}, and "Hire Education: Job Searching during a Pandemic. Stay tuned for the announcement the event series of round table discussions. 

Professional Coaches

Student Affairs professionals serve as coaches throughout the event and are available to answer questions and ease concerns about the placement process. In addition, coaches assist by looking over your resume, helping you prepare for interviews, or simply lending a caring ear. 

Career Resources

Candidate Virtual Workroom

Utilize the drop-in virtual workrooms for quick questions and advice.

Candidate and Employer Messaging System

Please utilize e-mail and our TPE Online Messaging System to communicate with Employers. Note: You can send messages through the portal, but they will appear in your registered email account.

Personal Virtual Interview Schedule

TPE will provide each candidate with a personal interview schedule.  Employers will use this schedule availability to schedule 30-minute and 60-minute interviews with you.  This schedule allows you to keep track of all your interviews in one convenient location linking directly to the job postings and employers.

TPE 365 - Year Round Resources for TPE Candidates

Visit Our Upcoming Events Page Here for future opportunities. 

Check out our Video Library Here for Previously Recorded Sessions 

Quick Stats

  • 92%

    The percentage of candidates who recommend the TPE Event
    to fellow candidates

  • 13,084

    The largest number of onsite interviews conducted during TPE Event

  • 98%

    The percentage of employers who recommend the TPE Event
    to their colleagues

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