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.
Attention Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community (SLPKC) Members! We are soliciting nominations of NASPA members to serve as the next Chair, or Co-Chairs, for NASPA’s SLPKC.
Humility in leadership is a quality that is highly celebrated when effectively enacted, but often underrepresented when discussing key leadership attributes. Leadership trainings and workshops across the world focus on key qualities to be an effective leader, yet humility is often left off the list. This is equally true for our student leaders as it is for the leadership development of professionals.
Ali Moss, Graduate Student Representative for Region IV-W, shares perspectives on #CSAM2018.
Angela Marchio shares her thoughts on job searching, developing marketable skills, and how to identify transferable skills.
Are you a student leadership professional? A student interested in being a student leader? A student leader interested in being a student leadership professional? Regardless of your current title, I would guess that the majority of you reading this post have participated in a leadership development or training program in one capacity or another.
Situation: You have a student leader that you meet with on a regular basis who is concerned about their original career path and asking for time in your meeting to discuss their concerns. You have always had a positive connection with this student as their mentor and are glad to help out as a listening ear. This student is heavily involved in student leadership opportunities and is one of the top student leaders that you have the opportunity to connect with. In the conversation you discover that they are unhappy in their major and are looking to explore other options before they approach their third year at the institution. The student loves their student leadership opportunities, and makes a comment that they “wish I could continue to do what I’m doing as a student leader.” In this moment, you realize your opportunity for suggestions could go down multiple paths. Do you take this opportunity to recruit this student to the field of student affairs? Do you refer them to the career development center on campus? Do you dive deeper into why they are unhappy in their major?