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Career in Student Affairs

  1. 1. Putting together the PiecesConsider a Career in Student Affairs<br />Presenter: Katie Pratt<br />
  2. 2. Want to Do What I Do?<br />A Career in Student Affairs<br />
  3. 3. What is Student Affairs?<br /><ul><li>Definition of Student Affairs
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Also referred to as College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration</li></li></ul><li>Areas of Student Affairs<br /><ul><li>Orientation (Preview & Passages)
  7. 7. Leadership & Service
  8. 8. Student Union
  9. 9. Student Organizations/Student Involvement Center
  10. 10. Women's Services
  11. 11. Financial Aid
  12. 12. Foreign/International Student Services
  13. 13. GLBT Student Services
  14. 14. Off-Campus Student Services
  15. 15. Athletics
  16. 16. Career Development
  17. 17. Fundraising
  18. 18. Spirituality, Faith or Religious Services</li></ul>Academic Advising<br />Campus Activities/University Program Board<br />Admissions and Registrar<br />Counseling and Testing<br />Greek Affairs<br />Recreational Services<br />Housing/Residence Life<br />Legal Affairs<br />Judicial/Community Rights & Responsibilities<br />Minority/Multicultural Affairs (Diversity Advocacy)<br />Disabled Student Services<br />
  19. 19. Benefits of Working in Student Affairs<br /><ul><li>The Ability to Make a Difference
  20. 20. You can change the lives of students!!
  21. 21. A Wide Range of Choices
  22. 22. You can consider a career in student affairs no matter what your undergraduate major is or was.
  23. 23. An Exciting Work Environment
  24. 24. There is never a boring day in a student affairs office.
  25. 25. Access to the Profession
  26. 26. There are several entry-level positions and they are always in demand on campuses.
  27. 27. Potential for Advancement
  28. 28. Once you enter the profession, the possibilities of career growth are limitless.
  29. 29. Fringe Benefits
  30. 30. 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. </li></li></ul><li>Education and Salaries<br />Education<br />Lower- Bachelors-Masters, Most of the time Masters<br />Middle: Masters- Doctorate <br />Higher: Doctorate + experience <br />Starting salary $33,500 ($16/hr)<br />Mid-level/Median salary $60,500-$62,500 ($29/hr)<br />Senior Level salary $90,000 ($43/hour)<br />Senior Administration $100,000-$500,000<br />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.<br />
  31. 31. Suggested Links<br />www.naspa.org<br />www.myacpa.org<br />
  32. 32. Student Affairs Mentorship at ISU<br />Interest Session: March 18, 2 PM<br />Engaging Small Group Sessions<br />For those seriously considering student affairs as a career option.<br />Meet three times after spring break and will create a future plan.<br />Contact Information: Erin Thomas<br />eethoma@ilstu.edu<br />

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