Professional Development As A Grad…

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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The Importance Of A Good Onboarding…

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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A Meme Because It’s Training…

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.**

 

My First Week As A Professional…

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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The Top 3 Things I learned This Summer…

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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Goodbye OK State…

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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