Interview Days

Priority Deadline for the College Student Personnel program is December 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis. Please send questions about your application status to the HESA department ( Learn more about the interview days team (I-Days Team) of current students below.

The Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs' College Student Personnel Progam presents the 2023 Interview Days! Meet the current student team that is organizing the event below. If you want to learn more about other current CSP students, check out our Current Student Bio Book

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Jessica Patton Hoffman

Why did you pick BGSU? I chose BGSU because the community created here is so supportive and caring. I also value the experience to apply what I am learning in the classroom into my campus assistantship.

Favorite Experience: I really enjoy the 6890 class experience because it is a space that allows and fosters connections with peers while giving us a space to laugh and bond over class and work.

How do you help with I-Days? As Assistant to the Chair, I work with the team to oversee all aspects of the I-Days. My goal is to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all candidates while getting them excited about BGSU!

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Andrew McNutt

Why did I pick BGSU? - I chose BGSU because it was a perfect size increase for me from going to undergrad at a small DIII school. I also was attracted to BGSU CSP for both the tight knit cohort model and the practicum opportunities. I felt that I would find a collaborative environment with likeminded people and an explorative style to education. BGSU CSP was also recommended to me by some of my closest mentors.

Favorite Experience? - My favorite memory so far is when I was having dinner with my orientation colleagues and our student leaders to celebrate the end of the summer. It was a peaceful moment full of laughter and just enjoying being in each other’s company. There was a moment when everyone stopped talking and the only thing remaining was the quiet sound of music and crickets. In that moment was true happiness and belonging. I was with a group of people who were like family and had only known them for 8 months.

How do I help with I-Days? - In my role I work with our awesome current students and our prospective students to build bridges to both parties. I will work with current students to develop ways to answer the FAQs as well as things that you might not think about in the interview process. We will work to show all aspects of Bowling Green the place and the State University. I will work to be a resource for prospective students in order to help them feel confident in a possible decision to join the BGSU community.

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Ashleigh Diefenbach

I chose BGSU because of the amazing opportunities and experiences the university provided me during my undergraduate education. I wanted to be a part of that experience for students at BGSU.

My favorite memory so far has been making new friends and creating awesome experiences for my students.

I work with logistics and assessment for I-days!

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Erin Dunlop

  • Position: Supervisor Liaison and Interview Coordinator
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I chose BGSU because I was living in the area, and I was encouraged by a mentor from my undergrad to apply.

My favorite memory so far has been game night with my cohort

As the Supervisor Liaison and Interview Coordinator, I coordinate with supervisors regarding logistics and interview schedules

The 2023 Interview Days are scheduled virtually January 29th through January 30th and February 12-14. The weekend is briefly described in the next section. Students will receive a full interview days packet with all necessary information (including a schedule) before the start of the interview weekend.

Although we are offering the 2023 Interview Days in both in-person and virtual formats, there is neither advantage nor disadvantage in attending either session! Each session will be comparable in content and schedule, and providing both formats will help us to create a more equitable and accessible experience for candidates.

If you are academically admitted, you will be contacted by a member of the I-Days team to confirm your participation in the I-Days process, which is required in order to participate in the interview process. This notification should arrive in late December/early January. Be sure to check the email you provided in your application!

The Supervisor Liaison will send you a booklet of available assistantships. From that list, you'll rank assistantships based on your interest in the position. Our goal is to have each candidate interview for a maximum of 8 positions during I-Days. We will try to match each candidate with their preferred choices. We recommend that you are open to a variety of positions to get the most out of your I-Days experience!  


You will learn more about the CSP program, current students, and faculty members in a variety of sessions, panels, and interactive activities (the majority of the  afternoon and evening).  


You will participate in your assistantship interviews. Each interview will last 30 minutes. The first interview will start at 9:00am EST, and all candidates will be able to interview for a maximum of 8 positions. There will be breaks in between interviews and all candidates will be scheduled two breaks. 

There will be some optional programming available during the evening as well. 


This day is reserved for 2nd round interviews. These are typically a more casual introduction to the office but can also be full interviews. Candidates will be notified at the end of the day Monday on which assistantships requested a 2nd round interview. *Not all offices will host a 2nd round event. 

Based on candidate and supervisor preferences, the program chair, I-Days Team, and Admissions Committee determines candidate-internship matches. Offers begin in early March, after the conclusion of both rounds of Interview Days.

Understanding that many graduate candidates apply and interview for multiple programs, the Council of Graduate Schools developed a “Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants.” This resolution, which many graduate institutions (including BGSU) have agreed to uphold, states that students have no obligation to respond to offers prior to April 15th. However, we encourage a response to offers as soon as possible, but not later than April 15. For the complete details of the resolution and a complete list of institutions that have agreed to uphold the resolution, review the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution. 

Updated: 06/21/2023 02:26PM