October is nationally recognized as Careers in Student Affairs Month and the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Scranton is coordinating some great events throughout the month. These events are meant to allow student leaders that are interested in a future career in student affairs to explore their possibilities. Events throughout the month include attendance at a conference, webinars, a panel reception, and shadowing Student Affairs staff members. For more event details and resources, click here.
These webinars, panel reception, and conference will allow the undergraduate students to learn more about a career in Student Affairs. Topics discussed during the month will include opportunity to network with staff on campus, as well as regional student affairs professionals through webinars and the conference. It will also the students to understand the history and value of Student Affairs, hear stories about the rewards that come from the field, explore graduate schools and programs, gain practical knowledge on job searching, placement exchanges, and resume development, and network with professional members from other institutions.
The students from The University of Scranton that attend these events throughout the month are able to realize the personal and professional growth opportunities available with a career in student affairs. It is a rewarding career path that is able to have a direct interaction with students attending a higher education institution. Many students at The University of Scranton are currently involved in many functional areas of Student Affairs and are preparing themselves for a rewarding and progressive career in Student Affairs.
Upcoming events include:
Careers in Student Affairs Webinar
Things I Wish I Knew When Applying to Graduate School
Wednesday, Oct. 17
4 - 5 p.m.
DeNaples Center, room 213
Applying to graduate school is a unique experience. Graduate school is vastly different from the undergraduate experience, and students are not always prepared for the steps that lay ahead. This presentation by NUFP alumni and recent master's program graduates will give first-hand accounts, tips, and advice for the journey that awaits undergraduates desiring to continue their education. Topics covered include the application process, campus visits, interviewing, worries, fears, and more.
Careers in Student Affairs Panel and Reception
Monday, Oct. 22
5 - 6:15 p.m.
4th Floor DeNaples Center
Help us celebrate the National Careers in Student Affairs Month as members of our Division of Student Affairs engage in an interactive panel with eager student leaders who want our Student Affairs jobs! This program is open and encouraged for any undergraduates who would like to explore the Student Affairs profession. Hors d'œuvre and beverages will be served. This event will allow students to both formally and informally interact with Student Affairs Staff members and have ask questions about our positions, education, background, etc. This is an event that you do not want to miss!
Careers in Student Affairs Conference
Friday, Nov. 2
The Careers in Student Affairs (CiSA) Conference is a full day, interactive program designed to promote and increase knowledge about the Student Affairs profession. The conference, which is in its third year, is organized by graduate students in the Rutgers University College Student Affairs program and will feature workshops, speakers and networking opportunities aimed a undergraduate students, graduate students and student affairs professionals interested in becoming more engaged in the profession. Registration, travel, and meals for participants are sponsored by The University of Scranton, Division of Student Affairs. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 11.
If you are a student interested in finding out more information about the many possibilities of working in Student Affairs or Student Affairs in general, click here. In addition, you may contact Michael Baumhardt, assistant director of the Center for Student Engagement, at Michael.email@example.com or ext. 6233.