TPE Blog

Read about the latest advice and information in career placement.

  • Shifting Mindsets: Journey Through the Job Search Process

    As I navigated through the job search process, I witnessed many colleagues worried and concerned with questions like “What if I don’t get an interview?”, “How do I show them I’m qualified?”, “What if they don’t like me?”, and so on. Instead, I asked myself what the search was doing for me based on what I was looking for in an institution. While searching for a job, it is a worthy investment for you to understand what matters to you throughout this process.


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  • Crafting the Interview Experience

    If you want to attract the best candidates, it’s important to approach the on campus interview not as a process, or dare I say test of endurance, but as an experience designed to make candidates feel excited about the possibility of working for your institution. How do we approach crafting a top-notch interview experience?


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  • Three Assumptions that Student Affairs Professionals Should Never Make

    We have all heard the old adage about what assuming does to you and me. Yet, we continue to make assumptions, almost every day, about students, the campus we work at, our co-workers, and the community we live in. There are numerous assumptions that student affairs professionals and higher education administrators should never make.


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  • Find the ONE by Focusing on the Intangibles

    There is no problem in having a list of non-negotiables, but make sure your list is backed with direct reasoning. I would argue that a list of intangible non-negotiables are more important than a list including location and job description.


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  • Job Searching to Thrive

    As professionals in a field that focuses all of our energy on students, it can be far too easy to forget about ourselves. It is crucial in this field to find spaces that re-energize you, that embrace your existence, and acknowledge the struggle.


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  • Engaging and Guiding Candidates

    TPE Executive in Residence Post: TPE is for everyone and we have responsibilities as employers. I have attended TPE as a candidate twice and as an employer a number of times and each experience was incredibly different. The most important thing for me is that we all need to be present at TPE when we have opportunities available on our campuses. No matter what types of positions you have, every entry-level role has a place at TPE. The future of our field is in those waiting rooms and we can offer them more than just jobs.


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  • Tips for Recruiting at TPE

    TPE Executive in Residence Post: When seeking the ideal candidates to fill open professional staff positions, there are many considerations that should go into a well-planned search. A search at TPE provides unique opportunities and challenges for an employer just as it does for a candidate.


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