Lessons from my first semester

by Lisa Hilll @lisa_hill22 I am nine workdays away from the end of my first semester at Towson University.  I accepted my position just b...

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The Green Book

The Green Book

by  Jimmy Luckman @JimmyLuckman I first realized I wanted to go into student affairs and higher education when I was a sopho...

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Getting at the "Why" and "How"

Getting at the "Why" and "How"

by Brooke Wilson @BrookeWilson_BW Most of us have heard of Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle or seen the TED Talk about it. If not, we have...

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Keep Going! A Quick Word About Motivation

Keep Going! A Quick Word About Motivation

by Katie Yeaton @kyeat29 We have made it to that point in the semester.  The end of the year is in sight and the motivation to ge...

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Postcards of Gratitude

Postcards of Gratitude

by James Luckman @JimmyLuckman The first couple of years of professional life within student affairs can be draining. The constant demands ...

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My Conference Top Three

by Dylan Cards @drcards This past month I was fortunate enough to go to my first two conferences as a professional. The first conference wa...

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How I Survived “The Process”

by Lisa Hill @lisa_hill22 I have made a career out of job searching. I finished my masters program in May 2016 and job searched until Augus...

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Elephant on my Shoulders

by Victoria Pietsch @vpietsch The warm rays of a rising sun filtered in through the glass doors to my right. Down the hall, I could...

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Thankful for My New (Work) Family

by  Katie Yeaton @kyeat29 Hey Student Affairs First Years readers! It has been a bumpy semester, especially these past three week...

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Free Professional Development

by  James Luckman @JimmyLuckman Often times in student affairs, young professionals are tasked with the effort to find ways to engage...

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Conquering My First Conference Presentation

by MaryLyn Silverstein @MLsilver22 My stage fright goes as far back as grade school. I have one vivid memory of being completely uncomfo...

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Hearing Students Where They Are

Hearing Students Where They Are

by  Dylan Ruffra @drcards Within the past year  a big topic in higher education has been to help students advocate for themselves i...

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I got the job, now what?

by  Lisa Hill @lisa_hill22 I like to have a general life plan.  It doesn’t need to be detailed or well thought out, but I like to kno...

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My First Official Student Affairs Conference

by  James Luckman @JimmyLuckman I have been to my fair share of conferences throughout my undergraduate experience, however I felt extre...

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