TPE Virtual Spring 2021

Dates  |  March 1 - March 5

  • Kelli Dowd | Candidate | Volunteer

    I managed to find multiple positions working with service and leadership programming and was able to find exactly the position I was looking for.

    Thank you TPE for showing me the interview ropes!

  • Tiffany Firestone | Candidate | TPE Intern

    I felt confident and excited to engage.

    I appreciated how positive everyone was and how much we all wanted the others to succeed. Thanks to TPE I found an incredible position that is a perfect fit. I wouldn't have known if it weren't for my ability to interview with so many institutions.

  • Joseph Bozzo | Candidate | Volunteer

    TPE is a vibrant, supportive, developmental, and invigorating opportunity for me as a candidate and volunteer.

    From the warm welcome at check-in to the genuine care exhibited by the coaches and presenters, I felt that I had all I needed to give it my all when it came time for my interviews.

Event Information

Registration is Now Closed


TPE Spring 2021 | Virtual Event | Important Information

TPE Virtual 2021 was a success! Thank you to the 900 candidates and 150 employers who participated in over 3,000 interviews during TPE Virtual 2021.  TPE Virtual hosted 26 workshops and educational sessions and coordinated over 100 candidate coaching sessions. We wish everyone continued success in the job search and recruitment process and look forward to hearing updates! In the meantime, continue to check out the online job board and TPE educational sessions!

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.  

TPE 2021 will be entirely virtual. Our enhanced virtual TPE experience will best serve the needs of our employers and candidates in Spring 2021. At the same time, we understand the current landscape and the uncertainty around spring recruitment season and hiring possibilities. A completely virtual TPE will also provide for greater flexibility for employers, as well as fewer financial limitations (travel, hotel, time away from work, etc.) for both candidates and interview teams.  TPE may be virtual, but we will be providing valuable opportunities to connect employers and candidates, the opportunity to conduct "face-to-face" interviews in an efficient and convenient manner, and access to more job search, career readiness, and recruitment resources than ever before.

The higher education landscape is changing now more than ever, and TPE looks forward to working with our campus colleagues and student affairs job seekers to assist to advance the field through the job search process.

Sponsored by seven national student affairs organizations, The Placement Exchange is the one-stop shop for Student Affairs positions. Whether it is your first job in Student Affairs, or your next step up the organizational ladder, your search for a new and exciting future begins here. 


  • Candidates

    Our flagship TPE event previously averaged 10,000 onsite interviews while creating a personalized, comfortable experience for candidates and employers. We are confident that a virtual setting will not only maintain a personalized interaction, but will enhance comfort levels and access to quality employers and candidates. 

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  • Employers

    Our flagship TPE event averages betwen 500-800 candidates over the past few years. By transitioning to a virtual event, the TPE Spring Event becomes a cost-effective way for even more candidates and employers to participate. Through the TPE Virtual Platform, employers will be able to efficiently and effectively screen and conduct "face-to-face" interviews with the top Student Affairs candidates in a condensed period of time.

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  • 2021 Schedule

    Schedule your interviews, check out the educational programs, and mark your calendars! Each day of TPE Virtual is an opportunity to connect with institutions, candidates, and new colleagues from all over the country! 

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  • Volunteer

    We have many volunteer opportunities year round where you can assist TPE in a variety of different areas.

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  • TPE Partners

    Founded in 2008, the strength of The Placement Exchange comes from the combined resources of its partner associations.

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  • FAQS

    The quick answers to all your TPE Virtual Event questions about registration, planning your trip, and much more!

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  • Online Job Board

    Looking for a job now? Ready to find your perfect candidate? Check out the year-round TPE Online Job Board. 

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Welcome to TPE 2020 - 2021

On behalf of The Placement Exchange (TPE) 2021 Committee and our partner associations, we are pleased to welcome you to the premiere Student Affairs and Higher Education job placement exchange. We are honored that you selected TPE as a foundational element in your job search.

TPE is more than a once a year event; TPE is a year-round resource for both job seekers and employers.  TPE provides an opportunity for connection within our field, and is a great chance to meet new colleagues, learn from each other, and support others in the field. The job search in 2021 will be like none other, and through these challenging times, TPE is here to support you with numerous resources, online events, the year-round job board, and our spring 2021 TPE Virtual event.

Brenda Ice, Assistant Dean, Director of Campus Life, Scripps College and 2020-2021 TPE Committee Chair

TPE Job Listings

TPE Virtual Event Jobs will be posted until May 1. Online Job Posts are added daily and year-round.


There are two types of job posts on The Placement Exchange for which candidates may apply.

1)  Online Job Post: A position that is open for all TPE candidates to apply, regardless of registration for TPE Virtual Event. This is also referred to as an Online Job Post.

2)  Event Job Post: A position that is only open for candidates who are registered for the TPE Virtual Event. Only candidates registered for TPE Virtual will be able to see full position details and have the opportunity to apply. This is also referred to as an Event Job Post or Conference Job.

For some positions, employers will accept applications from both registered and non-registered TPE candidates. If the position is viewable from your TPE account, you are eligible to apply. (These positions are referred to as a Premium Event Job Post.)

New Conference Jobs