Staying Local: Navigating a Regional Job Search

Let me start by saying this – time flies. It feels like just yesterday, I was an #SAgrad beginning my job search but here we are, a year later, and I’m an #SApro. As I reflect back on my time in graduate school, I not only recognize how quickly it went by, but the development I experienced along the way. When I started my program, I knew I was going to do a national job search and make a move to a new place. My wanderlust was ready for the next adventure.

Still No Job? Some Ideas to Consider

Patrick Love VPSA New York Institute of Technology

Here it is early May and you are still without a job. Your peers are posting on Facebook, Twitter, and your grad program listserv the jobs they have been accepting. You are happy for them, but each announcement hurts you a little bit more.

Do not despair! We have merely reached the middle of the annual student affairs job search process, not the end. Yes, you are staring commencement in the face so it feels like the end, but it isn't. It is the middle!

Robert Aaron - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages. We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education. This submission is from Robert Aaron, representing the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation. For more information on the Commission's work, please visit their webpage

Vu Tran - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages. We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education. This submission is from Vu Tran, representing the Commission for Social Justice Educators. For more information on the Commission's work, please visit their webpage

Valerie Glassman - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages.  We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education.  This submission is from Valerie Glassman, representing the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues (CSCLI).  For more information on the Commission's work, please visit their webpage.  

Kate Smanik - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages.  We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education.  This submission is from Kate Smanik, representing the Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion & Meaning (CSFRM).

Melanie Guentzel - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages.  We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education.

Michael Bumbry - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages.  We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education.  This submission is from Michael Bumbry, representing the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness. For more information on the Standing Committee's work, please visit their webpage.

Susan Mendoza - Careers in Student Affairs Spotlight

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As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, we have invited individuals from different ACPA entities to share their unique perspectives on the field through Career Spotlight Q&A pages.  We hope these will be a valuable resource for individuals considering work or graduate school in student affairs and higher education.  Leading off is Susan Mendoza, representing the Commission for Academic Affairs.  For more information on the Commission's work, please visit their webpage.

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