Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM) is an opportunity to celebrate, grow, and discover in the field of Student Affairs. This year, NASPA is excited to team up with the Student Affairs Collective to provide a space for professionals celebrate and reflect on their individual journeys. Every Thursday for the month of October, NASPA will be hosting partnered chats with SAC on topics relating to careers in student affairs.
In addition, NASPA will be collaborating with the Student Affairs Collective on a monthly blog series on the SAC website. These blog series will be feature professionals who have signed up to write for us on a specific topic.
A month-long initiative that NASPA embraces, CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the field, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field. Below are a few other initiatives being hosted by NASPA.
1. Snap a pic: Enter in our Photo-a-Day Contest
This year, NASPA is launching a photo-a-day contest. Each day will have a specific prompt and you can participate by posting a pic in response to the daily prompt, tagging @naspapics (Instagram) @naspatweets (twitter), and hashtagging #CSAM15 and #CSAMphotoaday. Participants who post at least 20 out of the 30 days will be eligible to win one of our prizes which includes range from NASPA schwag to registration for #NASPA16 in Indianapolis.
2. Join the campaign, share what “Student Affairs is…” to you
On October 15, we will be inviting people to share what Student Affairs is… to them through the photo-a-day-contest. Participate by writing down what it means to you and post a picture with your thoughts! We’ve even created a postcard to download for you to write down what “Student Affairs is…” to you!
3. Watch a webcast: Grow
This year, we have nine webcast topics that address various Professional Competencies and professional levels – whether you are attempting to attract NUFP Fellows or undergraduate students to the profession, providing valuable skills to graduate students, or serving in a full-time professional role on your campus.
Clearly, being able to reflect and debrief on webinars is important, so we recommend that you not attend these online professional development sessions alone. Feel free to register for these webinars for a group of colleagues and “lunch and learn” with NASPA.
For a complete listing of webcasts and to register, please view the #CSAM15 Webpage.
This post is part of our #CSAM15 series, in partnership with NASPA. Through these posts, we hope to highlight what it means to have a career in Student Affairs with a diverse group of contributors. With a focus on the students, defining Student Affairs, hot topics, and Striving Towards Betterment, there will be a lot to learn about this month! For more information, check out the intro post by John Weng at NASPA. Be sure to read the other posts in this series too!