Thoughts from a (new) professional When I first considered entering the field of student affairs and pursuing a graduate education, a colleague and friend invited me to join the SAPro Facebook group with the intention of getting connected to others engaging in this work. I spent time scrolling through the page, imagining a day when … More What’s next for the Student Affairs Professionals Facebook page?
Let’s address the elephant in the room. I’m young. No, but really—I’m young. I’m 22. I never felt so aware or conscious of my age as I have in the last year of my life when I started this journey called graduate school and committed to working in higher education for the foreseeable future. When starting new … More The elephant in the room
I’ve been nervous about the dreaded job search since before I sat in a classroom as an #SAGrad last Fall. As a child of the Internet, I spend some of my free time online reviewing the narratives of others in this field. Post after post warned about the arduous job search ahead if you want … More #SAGrad and #SAPro: Not mutually exclusive
When I last checked in on my blog, I was mid-way through the Spring Quarter. As I sit here and type away, I’m broadcasting from Providence, Rhode Island, a small gem of a city in New England that I think might be one of the east coast’s best-kept secrets. But a lot has happened between … More Spring turns to Summer
We’ve reached the end of Week 5, which means we’re at the smack-dab middle point of the quarter. Five more weeks stand between me and the conclusion of my first year of graduate school. While the pace of Spring Quarter feels much more comfortable than that of Winter Quarter, there’s unique happenings to consider during this term and … More Mid-Spring: 5 weeks down, 5 to go