TPE Blog

Read about the latest advice and information in career placement.

  • New Event Alert: TPE TALKS!

    We are so excited to launch “TPE Talks” this month. What is “TPE Talks?” We’re so glad you asked. “TPE Talks” are monthly opportunities for Higher Education / Student Affairs (HE/SA) personnel to share their thoughts and experiences around certain issues or topics within workforce development. The goal is to bring forward dialogue and ideas about how we move our profession forward as it pertains to job searching, recruiting, retention, and advancement. Each monthly “Talk Topic” includes the opportunity to share with one another via social media and then live via virtual discussions. Read more about December’s Talk Topic…


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  • We’re Going Virtual

    The time has finally come, registration is now open for the spring TPE placement event and we are counting down the weeks until we go live in the virtual space. That’s right, TPE will be VIRTUAL, not only for this upcoming spring but moving forward.


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  • TPE 101 and Beginning the Search Process 10/28 Webinar

    The Employer Development Subcommittee is a subset of the larger TPE Planning Committee focused on Employer Engagement before, during, and after the annual TPE onsite event. We look forward to connecting with and aiding employers throughout the TPE experience. Please join us for a roundtable discussion focused on beginning the search process and a brief overview of TPE 101. We welcome discussion and engagement from employers as you begin to think about how to prepare for your recruitment cycle.


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  • Grad Students - Become a TPE Graduate Ambassador

    **Applications due October 10.** TPE is currently seeking applications for the TPE Graduate Ambassador Program. TPE Grad Ambassadors represent the most engaged schools across the country, and from their ranks. In the Ambassador role, graduate students from institutions are provided advanced information about TPE resources and programs to assist their fellow students who are planning to job search in the coming years. Selected Ambassadors work with The Placement Exchange in a variety of ways. Primarily, Ambassadors serve on campuses as the main communication conduit to their peers and faculty. They are given the most up-to-date information about all of the resources available within Student Affairs through The Placement Exchange and our sponsoring associations (ACUHO-I and NASPA) in order to convey important information to their peers and other prospective candidates on campus. In addition, TPE Ambassadors have the opportunity to connect with seasoned professionals as part of the TPE Committee, as well as colleagues from ACUHO-I and NASPA.


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  • “Starting a New Job Amidst a Global Pandemic: Tips for Training/Working Remotely”

    Like many of you will probably soon be doing, I recently started a new position in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. While I was so excited to start working in a new office and to continue my work in higher education, I was faced with a lot of anxiety and uncertainty of what this new experience would be like knowing that many colleges and universities across the country are functioning “off the grid” and almost completely remotely. In my first two weeks, I have learned so much and wanted to share some personal suggestions and advice as you prepare for a unique start to your professional careers in Student Affairs!


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  • Job Searching during a Global Pandemic

    The job search today looks drastically different from a year ago. Actually, the job search looks drastically different from 2 months ago! Check out this presentation on Job Searching during a Global Pandemic. https://youtu.be/fuSDCLq2X4s


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  • ACUHO-I Blog Post: Transferable Skills for Live-in Professionals

    Check out this blog and valuable new resource created by ACUHO-I (one of our sponsor organizations). Job seekers should use this resource to think about how you articulate your value of your live-in experiences and leverage transferable skills. This is also a great resource for all employers - both within and outside of housing and residential life - as you look to efficiently and effectively build your teams and think through the skills and experiences that will bring value.


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  • TPE 2021 Important Update

    ​​TPE has been evolving over the past few years with an emphasis on leveraging technology to create more opportunities to enhance both the employer (recruitment) experience as well as the candidate (job search) experience. We have simultaneously been intentional in thinking about the limitations around access that coincide with a place-based in-person interview event. While the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our timeline, we are at a point in time where we are ready - and excited - to make this leap to a virtual offering.


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