Student Affairs is special – many people don’t know it exists, they just know us as someone who works in their institution, with no thought as to the field as a whole. And this is true even for those in student affairs today: there was a time when “student affairs” meant nothing to them.
This morning, we asked the SAC community when they first found out that Student Affairs existed, before they joined the ranks of SA pros. Here are some of the great answers we got!
— Karyn Dyer (@THEKarynDyer) July 20, 2015
Around the end of my 1st senior year.After a few years as an RA I realized that there were career opps. in housing & more broadly SA #SAChat
— Ryan Donathan (@R_Donathan) July 20, 2015
— Ryan Smolko (@km0attack) July 20, 2015
— Morgan Bartlett (@Punky_Peanut) July 20, 2015
— Shane Young (@ShaneYoung15) July 20, 2015
— Jessi Robinson (@JRobin19) July 20, 2015
@The_SA_Blog Through my res life coord. as an RA and my career counselor. Started in psychology. 5 years later, I'm a grad student in SA!
— John Buckley (@jsbuck84) July 20, 2015
— Thaddeus Teo (@ThadTeo) July 20, 2015
.@The_SA_Blog Junior year? I was told I could get tuition paid for while training to be a counselor. The rest is history.
— Cullen Rude (@Crude_Chronicle) July 20, 2015
And this one even led to an awesome moment:
— UT LEI (@UTLEI) July 20, 2015
Looks like student leadership experience and others recognizing that “student affairs thing” in another person got a lot of us in the door of the SA life. Now, this generation will help today’s students learn about the same opportunities.
How did you find out about SA? Leave a note in the comments!