Careers In Student Affairs

Panelists share perspectives on rewarding careers in higher education

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., thursday, Nov. 1, 2007
Donahue Building
McDermott Conference Room 128
41 Temple Street
Boston, MA

Career Services and Cooperative Education will offer “Careers in Student Affairs,” a seminar on breaking into the industry, on Thursday, Nov. 1, as part of Student Affairs Month, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA),

A panel of college administrators representing student life, academic advising, financial aid, alumni affairs, residence life, and student activities will share their career perspectives.

“For me, there is no greater reward than helping students navigate the ever-daunting college search process,” said Sarah Port, assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Suffolk, who found her niche while a student at the College of Holy Cross.  “As an undergraduate, I served as a tour guide and also as a senior interviewer.  It was this experience that really sparked my interest in a career in higher education.”

Assistant Dean of Students John Silveria, started his career in higher education as an Interfraternity Council adviser at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst before heading to graduate school and a job in corporate America. “I came back to higher ed after a stint in corporate because I missed it.  I missed the student interaction and I missed the atmosphere – the corporate world was not all it was cracked up to be.” 

“Careers in Student Affairs” will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in the McDermott Conference Room, Donahue 128. 

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