Welcome to the Student Career Development KC, where our goal is to support the growing need to connect the student affairs profession and practices with the career development outcomes of undergraduate students. Join us in playing a role in ensuring that student affairs educators, in all functional areas, and at all levels, are intentionally helping their students connect co-curricular experiences with career exploration and planning to lead meaningful personal and professional lives.
Spring is here; graduate students are seeking their first position, and new professionals are looking for a change. As a soon to be graduate myself, the impending process is both exciting and terrifying. My job search is further complicated by being in a dual higher education career relationship.
The Student Career Development Knowledge Community has created a reflective guide of all the programs, resources, and meetings at the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference related to the KC's focus.
College students can face a combination of logistical, financial, and psychological stressors that can potentially drive them off-track and lead them to make decisions that may not be in their best long-term interests. Students struggling to adjust to college and feeling like they “just don’t fit in” may stand to benefit most from being nudged into co-curricular engagement activities across campus or student support services, such as career counseling or advising. In this post, NASPA Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley discusses how, through intentional delivery and framing of information, student affairs professionals can promote the uptake and effectiveness of programs that will help students manage their competing priorities, build meaningful social connections, and improve overall health and wellbeing. This blog is the first in a series of posts that will discuss various applications of behavioral science in the context of higher education and student affairs.
The Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community presents its 2018 NASPA Annual Conference program and event guide.
This guide highlights sessions, programs, and events of interest to student affairs professionals at small colleges and universities during the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference.
Sure, data is important! We hear over and over that data drives decisions; data proves our worth; data informs the work we do every day. But how good are our data if it doesn’t get used? How valuable is a piece of information that is interesting but not particularly useful? Read on for how the University of Utah making a shift from data collection to data usage.