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A Career in Student Affairs?

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If you are looking for a meaningful career in which you can make a difference in the lives around you, consider Student Affairs.  Working in Student Affairs is an awesome opportunity to stay in the college atmosphere full-time!  Check out the careers below:

Possible Job Areas

  • Housing and Residence Life       
  • Health Services
  • Financial Aid (Budgeting & Finance)
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Advising Officer
  • Commuter Student Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Continuing Education
  • Disability Services
  • Student Activities
  • Fraternity Advising
  • Information Technology
  • International Student Services
  • Orientation

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Passion for Student Affairs
  • Time management
  • Counseling and Conflict Resolution
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Ability to work with college age students
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to act quickly
  • Computer skills
  • Voluntary Participation in Mandatory Fun!

Related Links

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - American College Personnel Association, headquartered in Washington, DC at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
  • Professional Preparation Commission - The Commission is committed to the recruitment, preparation and continuing education of student affairs professionals. Members work closely with the nation's graduate preparation programs with regard to the recruitment of new professionals and recommendations for curriculum improvement".   (Cathy McHugh Engstrom, Ph.D., Chair of Professional Preparation Commission, 2002-2004)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) - NASPA provides professional development, promotes exemplary practices, and is a leader in policy development. NASPA helps senior student affairs officers and administrators, student affairs professionals, faculty, and other educators enhance student learning and development. NASPA promotes quality and high expectations; advocates for students; encourages diversity; and excels in research and publication.
  • is the most comprehensive index available of Internet resources for college student affairs professionals, offering information on and links to over 600 listservs and websites. Additionally, maintains Position Listings, an Online Exhibit Hall, a Conference Center, our Online Courses and an Online e-Journal. Plus we are introducing Web Strategy Professional, a service that evaluates, redefines, and constructs higher education and student affairs Web pages.

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 Information compiled from Bowling Green University College Student Personnel Program

Alumni Resources

Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their jobs in this field - For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Mark Turnbough 2002 & 2004 Resident Director (Housing and Residence Life) George Mason University
Bradley Bennett 2004 Graduate Assistant for Residence Life The University of Mississippi
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