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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
11:57 am
[lvetodaylez]
NASPA Undergraduate Fellow Program

I am very interested in being an undergraduate fellow for NASPA.

I am interested in a asking student services staff member at my college, if any of them are interested, to be my mentor.

I have been scouring the NASPA website like crazy for info on the Undergraduate Fellow Program.

Do you think NOT being an undergraduate fellow will hinder me in the future?

Were any of you NASPA Undergraduate Fellows? If so, what did you like about it? What did you dislike about it?

 

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
1:15 pm
[lvetodaylez]
Hola!
I have recently committed to the idea of working in student affairs. Residential Life, Student Organizations...everything. It interests me.
I'm a freshman in community college and will be a sophomore in the fall.
I plan on majoring in Sociology and I am trying to decide on a minor. I'm thinking Spanish.....

I was wondering in the future when applying for jobs if the graduate school's reputation matters a lot or if eventually your experience will outweight that?


I know of two universities in my state that offer a masters in College Student Personnel Services & Administration....and I think that would serve me well if I want to stay in my state but I want to make sure that if I need/want to move out of state, my graduate alma mater won't hurt me.

I live in AR by the way and the two schools I am talking about are The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State University.
Any advice?

I plan on being really active in student organizations once I make the transfer to a four year institution. Will that help me in terms of experience?

Right now I'm a cashier and I'd love some more relevant experience I can mention on my resume. Unfortunately relevant positions at my school that are open to students are work-study...which I don't qualify for.
I plan on interviewing some people in student services...whenever someone is available. ::sigh::

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
4:36 pm
[satellite]
It's the most wonderful time of the year
Just in case anyone out there is listening....

I'm currently waiting on my acceptance/rejection/limbo letters from three different programs. All of them had February 1st deadlines, so I haven't been waiting relatively that long, but the suspense is killing me.

Anyone else in a similar position? Or already know what their fate will be?

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
8:10 pm
[epeolatry]
reslifepro's Live In Report
Does anyone have the 2007 Live-In report saved to their computer? the website is down and I deleted mine...
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
3:27 pm
[1talentedtenth]
Where are you going?
Greetings my fellow SPHE Grad School Applicants!

There doesn't appear to be a lot of activity here lately. I'm curious, where are you all planning to attend in the Fall? Have you secured assistantships? Any advice for those who will be interviewing soon?

For those of you waiting like myself, don't let the anxiety get you down!
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
12:15 am
[hufflepuff_rhi]
For our RA training I'm doing a presentation on burnout.  I've done one before, but it was a while ago - do any of you have any handouts or suggestions from presentations that you'd be willing to share?
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
4:44 pm
[coachjor]
Looking for some guidance

So, I am currently in the process of applying for next fall and was wondering what people thought of the programs I am applying to.  If you went to the school or are in the program will you help me out a little bit with what you liked about it, didnt like, stuff like that.  Thanks.

I am applying to:
Indiana-Bloomington
Ohio State
South Carolina

Should I apply to more??

Thanks

Sunday, November 18th, 2007
7:51 pm
[trannytrent]
Job searching and cover letters
Hey all,

I had a couple of questions about job searching that I was wondering if folks in these communities would be able to help with:

1. Do folks know of a good online resource to help with cover letters, particularly offering basic tips and samples that would fit well in the student affairs field?

2. I graduated from my program in 2006, but had to relocate outside of the States for 2 years and have been somewhere where saying that student affairs positions are limited would be euphemistic. I've been employed in other positions (Personal Assistant and Book-Keeper), but don't know if I should include these in my resume now. They're not relevant in any way, but on the other hand my resume would be empty from 2005-06 on. Thought I'd check in here to see what sort of advice people would give me.

Thanks everyone.
TJ

crossposted a bit.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
9:42 pm
[stweedie]
New York City
Hello, all. I am new to this community- I found it in a google search. I am a second year at Florida State University pursuing my M.A in Higher Education Administration. I am moving to New York when I graduate and I wanted to see if anyone has done any cool HE summer internships in the city. So far, I am emailing different people in various departments at colleges throughout the city. I was hoping that someone could offer me tips for my search. Thanks! 
Monday, September 24th, 2007
10:49 pm
[ocean_drop]
Info on grad programs
I plan to apply to the Student Affairs Masters programs at the following schools:

Indiana University - Bloomington
Bowling Green State
Ohio State
Miami University
U. Mass - Amherst
Colorado State

Are any of you LJers currently in one of these programs (or a graduate of one of these programs)? I've already had the privilege of discussing the IU-B program with a current student, so I'm more informed about that one, but I'd really like to hear a first-hand account of the programs at the other schools. I'd specifically like to know about the quality of the program, the quality/availability of assistantships (and whether the stipends are good), and what the focus of the program is (administrative vs. counseling, etc). Oh, and I'd also like to hear about what it's like to live in any of the towns where these schools are.

Thanks so much!!!
Monday, August 13th, 2007
9:32 pm
[jellofan11]
Hello everyone!

My wife and I are residence life coordinators at Penn State, and we would really like a dog. My wife and I were talking to our associate director today, and he indicated that if a well-thought out propsal was assembled, our senior staff would seriously consider it.

So . . . . if anyone knows of residence life programs that allow their live-in, professional staff to have cats and dogs, please let me know! Links to specific policies/handbooks would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
B
Friday, July 6th, 2007
12:02 pm
[mirandolina]
Help with choosing which programs to apply to?
Hello all! My name is Christine and I just found and joined this community yesterday. I have to say there is some great info on here and all of your posts have already helped me add to and delete from my list of potential program choices! So thanks!!

Really quickly a little about me. I graduated with a BA in classics from UCLA in 02 and an MA in Italian Lit in 05. During my undergrad years I spent 3 years working for the UCLA Grad School of Education as an editorial assistant for the journal Educational Assessment. I spent enough time there to learn a lot about the education field and to also know that educational policy and assessment work is not for me. It did pique my interest however. In grad school I was an advisor for students in the Italian Department on matters regarding study abroad. And recently I've become heavily involved in my alumni association with mentoring incoming freshman, as well as reading applications and interviewing incoming Freshman and transfer students for scholarships. More and more I have come to see that working in higher education is my path.

There are four areas that really interest me: admissions/enrollment management, international programs ie study abroad advising, student alumni relations and incoming/first year orientation programs. Keeping these in mind, I was wondering if there is anyone here from the programs I'm interested in and whether you think they might be a good fit for me.

OSU (Oregon not Ohio)
MSU
USC
UCLA
NYU
IU Bloomington
Harvard- HEP program

I know there are a few of you here from MSU, NYU and IU Bloomington so any advice would be really helpful. Thank you all so much for reading this massive post and for any info you might be able to provide. I really really appreciate it! Hope you all had a nice 4th!!

Christine
Friday, June 8th, 2007
12:23 am
[deadsexybeast]
Applying for Fall 08'
So this community has been fairly dead for the past few months, but hey, let the next year's application process begin. I posted a while back with a potential list, but that list has changed after extensive research and a few realizations. A few things I looked at was location (I'm born and raised, southern Californian, so I'm dying for a change, but not a huge change), prestige, diversity and assistanship opportunities that specifically provide significant tuition support.

University of Maryland
Penn State
Oregon State
NYU
UCLA (As my safety net, and live at home for free option.)

If anyone has any comments or opinions please let me know (positive/negative). My first application is due the 1st of December, and I'm the type of person who likes to get things planned and accomplished well ahead of time. So if anyone has any tips about ANYTHING, or if you ran into any kinks that I can potentially avoid, I'd value your thoughts thankfully!
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
5:14 pm
[quotidiansmile]
For-profit universities?
I plan to apply to graduate programs in student affairs, but first I'm going to work for a year or two. Would accepting a job as an administrative assistant at a for-profit university be a bad idea?

The school is accredited by one of the respected regionally accreditation agencies, but there seems to be a certain degree of snobbery about for-profit universities. On the other hand, so far it looks like I'll either take this or accept a job completely unrelated to education.

Any thoughts you have would be great to hear!
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
6:14 pm
[tigerlily1304]
online courses?
Hi,

Is anyone here enrolled in an online masters program for a college student personnel/higher education administration degree? Or is anyone familiar with any schools who offer such a thing? Any recommendations for good online programs in these areas? Thanks!
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
4:02 pm
[badmonkey77]
NASPA/ACPA Placement Exchange
I'm very confused by the whole placement exchange concept. I've signed up for the website, and seen a few job listings that I am interested in applying for, but really don't know where to go from there. Is this like a regular job postin, where I just mail in my resume and cover letter, or is there some other process that goes on? I vaguely recall some of the former students in my program mentioning something about there being mailboxes at the actual exchange, and you would get notices in your mailbox from schools that wanted to interview you even if you didn't apply with them. Is that accurate, or is my imagination running rampant through my memoory again?

Help! I'm so confused...
Friday, January 5th, 2007
3:32 pm
[qu15stdygrl]
hey guys:)

I was wondering if any college students would be willing to answer some questions for a project of mine for school. I'm doing this since I really want to be prepared for college and see what stuff I might need to worry about. I'd really appreciate if any student answered them thanks in advance :)

2:21 pm
[ifeelgoodlost]
i applied to grad school for student affairs/higher education and now i have to patiently wait for a few weeks to hear back...

i applied to:

oregon state university
seattle university
new york university

anyone else?  any advice?

i plan on interviewing at these schools, so if any of you have interview experience for assistantship and grad programs in student affairs, i would appreciate any advice!
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
1:02 am
[rodge86]
doctoral programs
Greetings everyone. I know that I may have posted this question but is anyone thinking of applying or currently in the process of applying to a doctoral program? I've got the application out to UMass Amherst (and this is the only one that I plan on applying to) for their Education Policy and Leadership program.

Hope your semesters are winding down.

x-posted like whoa
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
7:11 pm
[carmen]
Are there any icebreaker or teambuilder or similar-type books that you've found useful? Working on formulating my Christmas wish list, and my presents get more and more practical every year.
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