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Events planned during Careers in Student Affairs Month

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 8, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Whether it’s recreational sports or housing, Greek life or student activities, orientation or the student center, there are plenty of opportunities for careers in Student Affairs.

October is Careers in Student Affairs Month, and Tarleton’s Division of Student Life is hosting several webinars and panel discussions that will shed light on opportunities in student affairs and why the field is so important to the success of any university.

According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of postsecondary education administrator jobs is expected to increase by 19 percent by 2020. The median salary for employees in this field – which include student affairs, academics and research – was nearly $84,000 in 2010.

Undergraduates who are interested, or think they might be interested, in making a career from working daily with college students are invited to a panel discussion on “Perspectives on a Career in Student Life.” The panel will be held on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. inside the Legacy Hall classroom. Guest speakers will be reflecting on their careers and students will be given an opportunity to ask questions or seek advice.

“This is an opportunity for students to hear directly from the men and women who are making a difference in people’s lives,” said Elizabeth Wallace, assessment specialist for the Office of Student Life Studies. “This career field is rich in relationships and allows us to see firsthand the transformation occurring as students experience the Tarleton environment.”

A follow-up panel discussion will be held on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Legacy Hall classroom where interested undergraduates may gather perspectives from various graduate program experiences as well as discuss the general graduate school process.

The division will also be making available a series of webinars through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The first on Oct. 10 is titled “The Choice to Work Full-Time or Attend Graduate School,” and the second on Oct. 17 will address “Things I Wish I Knew When Applying to Graduate School.”

If interested in viewing either of these webinars, students may contact any Student Life professional on campus or contact Elizabeth Wallace in the Office of Student Life Studies at (254) 968-9080.

At Tarleton, the Division of Student Life consists of various departments and offices that provide valuable services as well as comprehensive co-curricular experiences for students. The division encompasses the Campus Store, Career Services, Food Services, Health Services, Judicial Affairs, Police and Parking, Post Office, Recreational Sports, Residential Living and Learning, Rodeo Activities, Student Activities, Counseling Center, Student Leadership Programs, Student Life Studies, Student Publications, Texan Card, Thompson Student Center, and Transition and Family Relations.

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Division of Student Life
Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System



Contact: Caleb Chapman
254-968-9056
cchapman@tarleton.edu

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