As the recruitment season comes to an end and that new job is about to begin, it’s time to think about what “success” will look like for your new position.
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Most student affairs positions require a combination of both education and experience. Even if your background does not include student affairs, your experience can be translated into student affairs.
As you explore the idea of working abroad in the field of Student Affairs, these important things that you will need to know to make your job search easier.
Moving from the upper-level management to the executive-level can be intimidating. Nothing can substitute for solid preparation: performing well in your current position, learning from mistakes, and intentionally developing a career path.
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.
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.
Whether you have made the decision on transitioning to the next position of your career or are exploring the idea of living off-campus; here are the top five aspects that you need to consider before you make your decision.