Broadening Perspectives on Professional Development
If nobody has said those words to you before, please let them sink in. Student affairs conferences have great benefits that I do not intend to discount, but this article is really about finding and pursuing valuable alternatives.
The Dual Career Search: We survived and so can you!
I met my husband in graduate school, specifically the College Student Affairs program at the University of West Georgia (Go West! Go Wolves!). I started the program in August, we met in October, and he was set to graduate in May – it was an amazing six months of dating before we had to figure out our next steps.
One of the students that I mentor graduated this past May and entered a graduate program this fall. We had a brief conversation about transitioning from an undergraduate student to a graduate student and embarking on the journey to become a student affairs professional. During our conversation, she mentioned her uncertainty, or fear I should say, of feeling like everyone would think she was a fake and not having any knowledge of what she would be doing.
The Perfect Fit – How did I get here?
Six months ago, I started a new adventure into full-time business ownership. The first two, I spent thoughtfully contemplating who I am, who I am not and what I want for this next stage in my career. For as confident as I was about the decision to leave my full-time position in higher education and career development, I was afraid of the change that needed to be made. So how did I get here?
Engaging White Professionals in Race Conversations
I want to get uncomfortable and vulnerable, so I can share my lessons about being a white staff member connecting with the small community of students of color on campus. I have divided my lessons into four sections based on quotes from my students to me.
Never Too Late
In honor of Veteran's Day last week, this week's post is a throwback authored by Nataisia Johnson about transitioning from military to campus life.