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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 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 Orientation (Preview & Passages) Leadership & Service Student Union Student Organizations/Student Involvement Center Women's Services Financial Aid Foreign/International Student Services GLBT Student Services Off-Campus Student Services Athletics Career Development Fundraising Spirituality, Faith or Religious Services
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. Fringe Benefits 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. Benefits of Working in Student Affairs
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.
If you are interested in discussing student affairs opportunities in these particular areas, their emails are listed below their names. Kera Tackett- Academic Advisor email@example.com Emily Vigneri- Assistant Coordinator of Orientation and Services firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Klay- Coordinator of Student Involvement Center email@example.com Erin Thomas- Coordinator of Leadership and Service firstname.lastname@example.org Ashley Taylor- Specialist in Diversity Advocacy email@example.com Panelists
Suggested Links www.naspa.org www.myacpa.org For links to specific career areas, feel free to email any member of the Career in Student Affairs Committee (see next slide)
Career in Student Affairs Committee Erin Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org Leadership and Service Coordinator Ashley Taylor, email@example.com Diversity Advocacy Specialist Bryan Bristol, firstname.lastname@example.org Programming Graduate Assistant, 1st year grad student in the College Student Personnel Administration program Katie Pratt, email@example.com Leadership and Service Intern, Senior
More Info!! For More Information about a Career in Student Affairs, please contact: Students: please fill out this interest form Student Affairs Interest Form Staff who want to get involved with the Career in Student Affairs committee should contact Erin Thomas via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)