Sorry it has been so long! I have been drowning in graduate work and assistantship, but I finally had a little time to write about something that I absolutely love…professional development.
As student affairs professionals we are always looking for ways to better ourselves for our students and as a new professional there is plenty of time to do just that….professional development as a new professional in graduate school is another story. Between classes, papers, assistantships, internships, and everyday life how can a busy graduate student fit in good professional development?
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I am back!! So I haven’t been able to post anything due to RA Training and opening, but this week I have some more free time! Initially this week I was planning to write about my experience with RA Training as a professional, instead I decided to write about something else.
Just a few days ago I had a conversation with my supervisor about onboarding and what it means to be on boarding while onboarding paraprofessionals. Before getting into that I think it is important to discuss how important a good onboarding experience is. Within my short time in Student Affairs, I have had a variety of experiences with onboarding. Some may have not been the best, but I also have had great onboarding experiences.
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This week has been super busy with professional staff training and getting ready for my RAs to come back. So that means I haven’t had time to really write a post for this week for you. Instead I found a Tumblr post for all to enjoy!
Til next time ❤
**Yes, I play Pokemon Go and will try to rule the gym right next to my apartment all semester….and will be using Pokemon Go for staff bonding…You can not judge.**
Week one of my first professional staff training is complete and week two starts tomorrow! It has been such an exciting time for me to finally transition from a paraprofessional to a professional within Student Affairs. I have really started to think about my professional style and how I will tackle my transition.
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It has only been about a week since I left my ACUHO-i internship and I have finally been able to sit down and really reflect on the whole experience. It really was a wonderful opportunity for me and going all the way to Oklahoma really allowed for growth both personal and professional. I wanted to share my experiences and hope others can learn from it. Below are the top 3 things I learned at my ACUHO-i internship.
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This time last year I would have never thought I would be living in Oklahoma for the summer and getting to experience all I have. I am so grateful for the chance to come out here and challenge myself to take a large step in my career. Not only have I been able to explore a part of the United Stated I never thought I would, but I have also been able to explore more about myself and the field of Student Affairs.
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Imagine spending months planning an event for your campus then having to up and leave it before anything happens. You have no way of making sure it happens the way you planned or see the effect it has on the students. You are just left to wonder. This summer I have had to do just that.
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