Quitting While You’re Ahead
I quit without any job interviews pending. I quit without any offers lined up. I quit without any plan A, B, or C. It was not meant to be a bold maneuver but merely served as a last ditch effort to reclaim what was left of my self-confidence.
Student Affairs is Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon
At about mile 5, it hit me that my journey in student affairs very much reflected my half-marathon experiences. As we celebrate Careers in Student Affairs Month this October, I’d like to share a few a-ha moments throughout the race last weekend that led me to reflect on the lessons I learned as a new professional thus far.
Seek First to Understand
As a member of the queer community, I never thought I would find myself working at a religiously-affiliated university, let alone one that stems from Catholicism. Toward the end of my graduate studies at Western Illinois University, I stumbled upon Loyola University of Chicago during my job search process. Loyola University of Chicago is one of 28 Jesuit Universities in the United States that helped me see beyond the stigmas of religion and into the soul of it. To my surprise, I learned that Jesuit institutions hold many of the same values that I do.
Boldly Naming Mentorship
Hannah Hendricks shares her experience of mentorship, offering reflections and simple reminders about how to acknowledge, seek and reflect on the concept and benefits of mentorship.
NUFP Reflection: Careers in Student Affairs
This October has been shaped with a lot of learning opportunities for me. Most days, I find myself in disbelief that I am in my first year of graduate study, undertaking all of the things I said I would do last year. When I joined as a NUFP four years ago, I was “on the fence” about a career in student affairs. I always considered the outcome as a “what if?”
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