Happy October! It is so hard to believe that it is already October. Up here in Northwest Indiana at Valparaiso University, summer is long gone and we are welcoming the crunching leaves of fall. We are also welcoming Careers in Student Affairs Month (#CSAM14). In our field every year October is dedicated to #CSAM14 as a way to create and foster an environment where people interested in the field of Higher Education & Student Affairs have the opportunity to explore our field. NASPA has issued these three goals of #CSAM
- Provide professional development for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education;
- Celebrate the field of Student Affairs through opportunities to reflect on individual journeys and experiences; and
- Encourage and promote the profession to non-members in order to grow the “field” of Student Affairs.
This month we will be focusing on the second goal, to celebrate the field of Student Affairs through opportunities to reflect on individual journeys and experiences. We will be sharing daily posts to showcase stories of how people found their path, a glimpse into the day of a #SApro, and an opportunity to explore the individual journeys of others within our field. We have chosen prompts and questions that will encourage each pro to think about the field in a new way. If you know of anyone (not just undergraduate students), truly anyone, who is interested in this field, we invite you to direct them to our series this month. They can also follow along on twitter at #CSAM14.
If you would like to have some of your thoughts shared within this series, fill out this form! We love having input from awesome SA superheroes of all stripes.