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Oshkosh Placement Exchange platform is still an available, online resource through Sept 1, 2023. If you are still searching for a placement at this time, please consider registering.

 OPE 2023 – February 23 – 26

Hello OPE Employers and Candidates!

The Department of Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 44th annual Oshkosh Placement Exchange. We have been privileged to host OPE for over four decades in serving the field of student affairs and the candidates and employers who have placed their trust in us.

The Oshkosh Placement Exchange is an employment platform in which employers (colleges, universities, residential boarding schools and other professional foundations) from across the United States list positions in the field of student affairs that broadly reflect the amazing and rewarding career opportunities within the realm of higher and secondary education. These employers list an array of positions that include: graduate assistantships, full time entry level, full time mid-level, and in some cases part time positions. OPE has always provided an exceptional platform for the connection of these employers to job seeking candidates. Our platform has succeeded in tens of thousands of successful employment matches. We survey our candidates and employers, and over 98 percent have stated they would recommend OPE to others. OPE is one of the most widely recognized, trusted and historically significant placement exchanges in the United States. 

For 2023, OPE returns to an in person exchange, in which candidates and employers from across the country travel to UW Oshkosh for one weekend to participate in the conference. In this format, employers will have the opportunity to register as they have in the past requesting the number of spaces and providing the number of employment positions they are recruiting job seeking candidates. Candidates will have the opportunity to register and showcase themselves in pursuit of wonderful employment opportunities. This year, there will be no virtual exchange provided.

Throughout our long history, OPE has strived to provide financial support to candidates who attend our exchange. We have provided significant scholarship/travel grants for the past decade, and in doing so have demonstrated significant support to the field of student affairs. As we strive to continue this approach, candidate registration is FREE. That’s right, free! 

We encourage all candidates to lodge on the UW Oshkosh campus. Lodging will be a bundle deal costing $175.00, and will include stay on campus for the duration of the conference (Wed-Sat nights) and it also includes a $30.00 gift card that can be used on campus for things like food and laundry. The bundle cost is for one bed. There will be more communication about the lodging option in the near future. Check this webpage for more information in the future.

If you plan to stay in an area hotel, please be advised there will not likely be transportation/shuttle services offered by OPE in 2023. You will likely have to arrange transportation to and from campus on your own.

Registration for OPE 2023 begins November 14th, 2022 at 8:00am (Central Time). Candidates and employers are able to register for OPE 2022 at any time after that date. In order to register, please visit our website at and click the “Register” button in the upper right corner. After registration, candidates will have immediate access to their account by receiving an email with their login credentials. Candidates and employers will be instructed to make the online payment for any outstanding balance. After that payment is made, the submitted contact email address will receive an email confirmation with login credentials.

Once candidates and employers are registered, everyone can begin planning interviews based on availability. The interviews will be scheduled through your registered OPE account.

Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions. The best way to contact our team is via email at You can also call our office at 920-424-3226.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in the Oshkosh Placement Exchange and we look forward to working with you for OPE 2023!

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The Oshkosh Placement Exchange has provided a premier on-site job placement experience for college and university employers and candidates for more than 40 years. With a strong representation of residence life positions ranging from graduate assistantships, entry-level positions, and post-Master’s degree positions among other Student Affairs opportunities, the Oshkosh Placement Exchange is committed to the field of higher education. Let our expertise and commitment to service aid your search at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange!