Why I chose Student Affairs?

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Kriti Gopal Nine years ago, I had no idea that student affairs and higher education administration was a field of study one could pursue in college in the United States (U.S.). However, when I learned about it, I was thrilled and knew that my skills could fit well into a variety of areas within the realm of student affairs. It all began after I had the opportunity to begin my undergraduate...

A Different Perspective on Sustainability

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Cody Rosenbarker Sustainability is a big buzz word lately. In the U.S., many schools are competing to become the most sustainable, showing off their "green" features, and boosting their image through caring for the environment. College students in various majors are being trained to develop new technologies to lessen or mitigate greenhouse gasses, address the disproportionate impact on certain...

ACPA19: #YuanthePRO style

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Yuan Zhou Even though this is my third ACPA, the excitement and conference-jittery are still there as I board my plane from San Francisco to Boston. In this blog post, I am happy to be sharing how I experienced ACPA this year. This is the first year that I have attended a two-day pre-conference session. If you are able to, I would recommend registering for and adding a pre-conference to your...

Staying to my roots, even abroad- Notes from Cuba

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Abigail Smith One of my concerns with deciding to work abroad was losing sight of my Caribbean roots in terms of scholarship and best practices in the region. While I found small ways to stay immersed in literature throughout undergraduate and graduate school, I was not sure how I would continue/be motivated to do so with a full time job. Networking with Afro-Caribbean scholars based in the US...

Tutoring and Working with International, Non-Traditional, and First-Generation Students

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Paulina Romero-Rodrigues As a first-generation immigrant from Mexico who completed her entire schooling in United States, speaks better English than her native language Spanish, and has had the fortune of traveling and studying various cultures and languages, I always thought my career trajectory would lead me to something “exciting” like the United Nations or UNICEF. I never intended to end...