Discovering a Career in Student Affairs	<br />Distinguished Leaders Conference 2010<br />Kathy Petras<br />Baldwin-Wallace...
Why Are You Here?<br />
Why Student Affairs?<br />Improve the quality of campus life<br />Enhance student learning<br />Attract and retain qualifi...
Supervising <br />Advising<br />Supervising & Advising<br />
Mentoring<br />Mentoring<br />
Educator<br />Educator<br />You are an Educator, Just Not in the Classroom…<br />
Committees<br />Committee Work<br />Variety of Committees based on the Needs of Your Institution or Department<br />
Program Planning<br />Program Planning<br />A lot of it…and Not the Glamorous Side.<br />
Administrator<br />Administrative Roles<br /><ul><li>Following Procedures
Enforcing Policies
“Top Down”</li></li></ul><li>Budgets<br />Budgets<br /><ul><li>Departmental
Organizations
Programming </li></li></ul><li>Conflict Resolution<br />Conflict Resolution<br />
Training<br />Training<br /><ul><li>Staff
Departmental
Divisional</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation<br />Assessment<br />Evaluation & Assessment<br />
Collaboration <br />Collaboration<br />Within and Across the Division<br />
Counseling <br />Counseling <br />
Crisis<br />Management<br />Crisis Management<br />
Work Hours<br />Work Hours<br />Not Your Typical 9-5 Job…<br />
Other Duties<br />Other Duties As Assigned…<br />The “Catch-All”<br />
Are You Still Interested? <br />
How Can You Move Forward?<br />
Functional Areas<br />What Interests YOU Most?<br />
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Discovering A Career In Student Affairs

  1. 1. Discovering a Career in Student Affairs <br />Distinguished Leaders Conference 2010<br />Kathy Petras<br />Baldwin-Wallace College<br />
  2. 2. Why Are You Here?<br />
  3. 3. Why Student Affairs?<br />Improve the quality of campus life<br />Enhance student learning<br />Attract and retain qualified students<br />Provide students with satisfactory housing, health services and recreational facilities<br />Coordinate student activities<br />Manage financial aid programs<br />Help students make career decisions<br />Meet the needs of commuters and nontraditional students<br />
  4. 4. Supervising <br />Advising<br />Supervising & Advising<br />
  5. 5. Mentoring<br />Mentoring<br />
  6. 6. Educator<br />Educator<br />You are an Educator, Just Not in the Classroom…<br />
  7. 7. Committees<br />Committee Work<br />Variety of Committees based on the Needs of Your Institution or Department<br />
  8. 8. Program Planning<br />Program Planning<br />A lot of it…and Not the Glamorous Side.<br />
  9. 9. Administrator<br />Administrative Roles<br /><ul><li>Following Procedures
  10. 10. Enforcing Policies
  11. 11. “Top Down”</li></li></ul><li>Budgets<br />Budgets<br /><ul><li>Departmental
  12. 12. Organizations
  13. 13. Programming </li></li></ul><li>Conflict Resolution<br />Conflict Resolution<br />
  14. 14. Training<br />Training<br /><ul><li>Staff
  15. 15. Departmental
  16. 16. Divisional</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation<br />Assessment<br />Evaluation & Assessment<br />
  17. 17. Collaboration <br />Collaboration<br />Within and Across the Division<br />
  18. 18. Counseling <br />Counseling <br />
  19. 19. Crisis<br />Management<br />Crisis Management<br />
  20. 20. Work Hours<br />Work Hours<br />Not Your Typical 9-5 Job…<br />
  21. 21. Other Duties<br />Other Duties As Assigned…<br />The “Catch-All”<br />
  22. 22. Are You Still Interested? <br />
  23. 23. How Can You Move Forward?<br />
  24. 24. Functional Areas<br />What Interests YOU Most?<br />
  25. 25. Employers & Your Resume<br />What Are They Looking For?How Do You Show Them It’s You?<br />
  26. 26. What Else Can YOU Do?<br />Examine Your Leadership Roles<br />Talk to Professionals in the Field<br />Get Jobs in Those Offices<br />Organization Involvement<br />Internships<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />

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