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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “Listings-Only” exchange?

This year, for the first time in our history, we are hosting a “listings only” placement exchange. In this format, employers will have the opportunity to register as they have in the past in order to list employment positions for which they are recruiting job seeking candidates. Candidates will have the opportunity to register as they have in the past in order to showcase themselves and seek wonderful employment opportunities. 

There will be no in person exchange or virtual exchange provided. We are essentially serving as the clearinghouse for employers and candidates to connect, contact and communicate with one another.

When can I begin registering for OPE 2021?

Registration for the Oshkosh Placement Exchange will open on Tuesday, December 15th at 8:00AM CDT. 

How much is the registration fee?

Candidates who register with the Oshkosh Placement Exchange 2021 will be able to do so at no cost (free registration).

When can I schedule interviews?

Once candidates and employers are registered, they can begin planning interviews based on their own availability. The interviews will not be scheduled through your registered OPE account, but rather via the employers’ and candidates’ own calendars.

How do I know if OPE is right for me?

Rest assured, that OPE is one of the most widely recognized, trusted and historically significant placement exchanges in the United States. We have hosted OPE on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus for 42 consecutive years, and are known for our service and professionalism.

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. We serve as an employment clearinghouse that connects these employers to professionals throughout the United States. 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.

If you have more specific questions about the Oshkosh Placement Exchange, and want to learn more, please email us at or call us at 920-424-3226. We look forward to serving your employment needs.