TPE spring EventCandidates

  • 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.

  • 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 .

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Make Connections. Expand your Opportunities.

The premier job placement event in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Join Us for TPE Virtual 2022, March 14 - March 17.

Registration is OPEN NOW!

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 Virtual 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 Virtual spring 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.  

Spring 2022 Rates

Event Registration Pricing 




Candidate Event Registration - Graduate Student
Candidate Event Registration - Professional


Event Education & Development Opportunities


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

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 this year's slate of topics!

Professional Job Coaching

  • 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. 
Event 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 Resources

TPE Academy

  • Attend TPE Virtual as a candidate and attend the TPE Academy workshops
  • Be an active participant in the goal setting process and follow through on all assignments as outlined in the TPE Academy Curriculum
  • Respond to all materials received from the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee in a timely manner
  • Maintain meaningful contact with your coach via phone, email, and/or virtual meetings
  • Be prepared and on time for all virtual meetings with your coach
  • Participate in scheduled virtual engagement office hours hosted by the TPE Candidate Development Subcommittee
  • Participate in the entirety of the TPE Academy experience (February 2022-May 2022)

Interested in participating in the TPE Academy? Apply Here

Quick Stats

  • 987

    The number of employers who participated in TPE Virtual 2021

  • 90%

    The percentage of employers for whom TPE Virtual candidates were finalists in the job search process

  • 87%

    The percentage of candidates who believe TPE Virtual was a worthwhile time investment

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