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Lighthouse Mission

Missions Matter.

When I was completing my MBA, one of the most common questions put forward by professors and business leaders was: “What is the mission of X company/business?” Innocuous as the question was, the most widely provided – and accepted – answers were always the same: “To maximize shareholder value.” “To make money.” “To increase sales + revenues.” I decided that…

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First-Year Students Thrive When You Use Tech in Orientation

Although it might seem like orientation is a long ways away, we all know that the best planning begins early, (or has already begun!). A cohort of new students will soon be arriving, eager to discover the campus, make new friends, explore new academic pursuits, and indulge in all that you offer during orientation. However, for these,(predominantly), Generation Z-ers, they’ll…

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help students

3 Concrete Ways an SAPro Can Help Students Academically

As the semester progresses, many students struggle with maintaining their grades. They’re tired of the exams, the papers and the assignments, (and who can blame them?!). At this time, improving their grades might feel like  a daunting task. However, as SAPros, we can help students by making this task less intimidating. By using motivation, feedback and leadership we can help…

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Student Affairs

Use Social Media to Enhance Your Student Affairs Career

As a higher education administrator, I have used social media to jumpstart my career.  When I decided to pursue student affairs as an undergraduate, I constantly searched for information. Social media was a great resource for that. I eventually connected with a Twitter chat called #sachat and joined a community of other potential and current post-secondary educators. As my involvement…

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