Gear Up for Summer Conference Season
Summer is great time to think strategically about your professional development. Learn how to get the most out of your conference experiences from Amanda Loh, one of NASPA's Graduate Associates.
Filling the “GAP”: NASPA’s Presence in my Student Affairs Journey
Graduate school is like a puzzle - professional associations like NASPA can be there to fill in those “gaps.”
2017 NSCS Amy Shopkorn Scholarship Recipients
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a partner with NASPA, is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities.
NSCS created the Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award to recognize excellence in student involvement, leadership and academics. The 2017 Amy Shopkorn Award recently closed, but you can read more about the scholarship and last year’s recipients here.
Are we all talk? Supporting transformation towards greater equity through NUFP
Recognizing that the system was built to benefit some and marginalize others, NUFP scaffolds these students from traditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized identities, developing change agents. It does not program from a deficit model but rather acknowledges these inequities and strives to erase them.
The Job Search & Reflection: Know What You Need and Want
In an ideal world, you have preferences that align with your needs and wants. Most of us would prefer certain kinds of jobs, in certain kinds of places, for certain amounts of money. We may want to be near family or friends or explore a new part of the country or world. And, most of us would prefer an opportunity and location that allow us to, well, be us. [...] this is not a one-time reflection process. It is something we should revisit each time we approach the job search process. Why? Because it is highly possible that some of our needs, wants, and deal breakers can, or will, change over time.
Reestablishing and understanding your personal brand as a new professional
Don’t get me wrong, I have a good job that allows me to work with students, but because of my geographical limitations, I applied for almost any job that would consider me. Now, eight months into my position, I have had some time to reflect on my experience as a professional and devote time to reestablishing and understanding my professional brand. After reflecting, I have some tips and thoughts about how to maintain who you are and the brand you offer.