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...
Areas of Student Affairs
 Academic Advising
 Campus Activities/University
Program Board
 Admissions and Registrar
 Cou...
Benefits of Working in Student Affairs
 The Ability to Make a Difference
◦ You can change the lives of students!!
 A Wid...
Education and Salaries
 Education
◦ Lower- Bachelors-Masters, Most of the time Masters
◦ Middle: Masters- Doctorate
◦ Hig...
Panelists
If you are interested in discussing student affairs opportunities
in these particular areas, their emails are li...
 Suggested Links
 www.naspa.org
 www.myacpa.org
 For links to specific career areas, feel free
to email any member of ...
Career in Student Affairs Committee
 Erin Thomas, eethoma@ilstu.edu
◦ Leadership and Service Coordinator
 Ashley Taylor,...
More Info!!
 For More Information about a Career in
Student Affairs, please contact:
 Students: please fill out this int...
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Career in student affairs professional panel

  1. 1. Want to Do What I Do? A Career in Student Affairs
  2. 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. 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. 4. 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.  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.
  5. 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. 6. Panelists 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
  7. 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. 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. 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)

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