Putting together the PiecesConsider a Career in Student Affairs Presenter: Katie Pratt
Want to Do What I Do? A Career in Student Affairs
What is Student Affairs?
Definition of Student Affairs
Student affairs staff provide services and support for students at institutions of higher education to enhance student growth and development in the United States and abroad.
Student affairs professionals are charged with the tasks of developing programming, advising student organizations and student leaders and conducting research to meet the needs of the whole student – physical, emotional and mental.
Also referred to as College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration
Areas of Student Affairs
Orientation (Preview & Passages)
Leadership & Service
Student Organizations/Student Involvement Center
Foreign/International Student Services
GLBT Student Services
Off-Campus Student Services
Spirituality, Faith or Religious Services
Academic Advising Campus Activities/University Program Board Admissions and Registrar Counseling and Testing Greek Affairs Recreational Services Housing/Residence Life Legal Affairs Judicial/Community Rights & Responsibilities Minority/Multicultural Affairs (Diversity Advocacy) Disabled Student Services
Benefits of Working in Student Affairs
The Ability to Make a Difference
You can change the lives of students!!
A Wide Range of Choices
You can consider a career in student affairs no matter what your undergraduate major is or was.
An Exciting Work Environment
There is never a boring day in a student affairs office.
Access to the Profession
There are several entry-level positions and they are always in demand on campuses.
Potential for Advancement
Once you enter the profession, the possibilities of career growth are limitless.
Colleges and universities offer an attractive benefits package which can include tuition remission, medical benefits, vacation time, and all the cultural, social, and recreational opportunities that a college campus has to offer.
Education and Salaries Education Lower- Bachelors-Masters, Most of the time Masters Middle: Masters- Doctorate Higher: Doctorate + experience Starting salary $33,500 ($16/hr) Mid-level/Median salary $60,500-$62,500 ($29/hr) Senior Level salary $90,000 ($43/hour) Senior Administration $100,000-$500,000 Benefits are usually very good for college student personnel workers. They may get 4 to 5 weeks vacation a year and have very generous health and pension packages. Many colleges and universities offer free tuition to employees and their families.
Suggested Links www.naspa.org www.myacpa.org
Student Affairs Mentorship at ISU Interest Session: March 18, 2 PM Engaging Small Group Sessions For those seriously considering student affairs as a career option. Meet three times after spring break and will create a future plan. Contact Information: Erin Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org