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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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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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