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  • 1. Want to Do What I Do?
    A Career in Student Affairs
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. If you are interested in discussing student affairs opportunities in these particular areas, their emails are listed below their names.
    Kera Tackett- Academic Advisor
    kltacke@ilstu.edu
    Emily Vigneri- Assistant Coordinator of Orientation and Services
    ecvigne@ilstu.edu
    Steve Klay- Coordinator of Student Involvement Center
    scklay2@ilstu.edu
    Erin Thomas- Coordinator of Leadership and Service
    eethoma@ilstu.edu
    Ashley Taylor- Specialist in Diversity Advocacy
    amtayl5@ilstu.edu
    Panelists
  • 7. 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)
  • 8. Career in Student Affairs Committee
    Erin Thomas, eethoma@ilstu.edu
    Leadership and Service Coordinator
    Ashley Taylor, amtayl5@ilstu.edu
    Diversity Advocacy Specialist
    Bryan Bristol, bjbrist@ilstu.edu
    Programming Graduate Assistant, 1st year grad student in the College Student Personnel Administration program
    Katie Pratt, klpratt@ilstu.edu
    Leadership and Service Intern, Senior
  • 9. 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 (eethoma@ilstu.edu)