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A Few Truths About Being a Student Affairs Professional


With Student Affairs being comprised of a multitude of diverse roles, providing a one-size-fits-all account of how the pros go about their day is simply not realistic, or even possible for that matter. With that said, there are a few day-in-the-life articles floating around the web that focus on specific positions in Student Affairs, all of which contain some common elements…

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3 Major Perks of Attending a Conference Alone


Although “colleagues” were listed as one of the eight essentials to bring to NASPA 2017, attending the conference solo certainly has its merits. Even if you will be attending with your co-workers, you may consider branching out on your own for a session or two after reading about the potential benefits of going it alone. 1) You can make the…

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4 Ways Being a Post-Secondary Student is Like Being a New Parent


Beyond excessive caffeine consumption and erratic sleep patterns, being a post-secondary student is similar – in many ways – to being a new parent. Having experienced both simultaneously while completing my Master’s degree, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the two. The following are four pieces of advice that apply to both scenarios: You must take challenges in stride…

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Technology and the SAPRO Conundrum


Student Affairs Professionals are not simply required to keep up with the trends that shape their institutions. They are trendsetters, leading the way through new frontiers in student engagement and success. Student Affairs Professionals are also life-long learners, constantly growing to meet the demands of their profession, and most importantly, their students. So, are Student Affairs Professionals best regarded as…

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