Why Choose Student Affairs?

So this post aligns a bit with I wrote about in the “Geeking Out” post a little while back. Something that I am passionate about and am making my life’s work is college student affairs. I’m currently finishing my second-year of graduate school studying how to best serve the dynamic need of today’s college students. I have a background studying history education as an undergraduate student, so I bring this passion and reverence for education in any form to my work with college students. We educate them in the ways of life outside the classroom as well as how to apply what they learn in the classroom to their lives.

Why I chose to do this as a career is because college gave so much to me and I think there is so much potential for growth during one’s time in college. Aligning work with my passion for the college environment just sort of found me when I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with myself as graduation loomed on the horizon. I work to do good in other people’s lives, and that gives me happiness.

I write on this to reflect on where I’ve been and where I’m going with my life. I also hope to share the great things about this field with others with a project I’ve had the honor to help organize, the 2013 Careers in the Student Affairs (Un)Conference.

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This event is taking place on November 3 from 10am-4pm at Rutgers University. For more details, check out our website, cisa2013.weebly.com and engage with us on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see folks there!

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