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  • The COVID-19 pandemic hit higher education hard, and student affairs hiring came to almost a complete stop. More student affairs professionals, and in particular Spring 2020 masters graduates, are either unemployed or employed in fields outside of higher education.  Hear the story of a student affairs professional who encountered difficulty in the job search process and how she ultimately landed a job outside of the Student Affairs profession.  Learn how she found it, and also how she stays connected to the field.  Her 15-minute personal story about her job search will be followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.  The entire event is short, simply 30-minutes to take a break, learn, and connect with others. 

    Featured Story Teller: Nikiah Campbell, Senior College Persistence Advisor, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

  • COVID-19 has completely altered job availability and job functionality within student affairs. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports over 300,000 fewer jobs within higher education as the result of the pandemic.  We are tired of using the words “pivot” and “unprecedented” to talk about our work.  As a collective profession of student affairs practitioners, we may work within one functional area, but many of us, especially at the mid-level, rely on our generalist practices to succeed. This TPE Story Short will feature a personal narrative looking at the silver lining of COVID, and how we must rely on our generalist experiences, skills, and approaches to both persevere and ensure job preservation. This 15-minute personal story will be followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.  The entire event is short, simply 30-minutes. Take a break, listen, learn, and connect with others.

    Featured Story Teller: Dr. LaFarin Meriwether, Associate Director for Residence Life at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Target Audience: Mid-Level / Any