Career

One Door Closes, Another Opens

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In a few days, one door in my career will close while another one opens. I bring closure to 15 years of work in Residence Life. On November 11, I begin a new part of my career as the Associate Director in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at Syracuse University. I am very […]

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The Unexpected Path to Student Affairs

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It is a fitting title for this post…”The Unexpected Path to Student Affairs.” I did not say unusual as my path was not unusual. In fact, it was rather typical. However, as I interview candidates in Orlando, FL, at The Placement Exchange (#TPE13) listening to their stories, I find myself occasionally thinking about what led […]

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Leaving an Organization: What Will Be Your Legacy?

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For many of us, the academic year has wound down and our students have departed for the summer.  After closing the facilities and completing end of the year reports, staff members all across the country will be leaving their current position in pursuit of new opportunities.  Starting a new position brings much excitement, as well […]

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I Said Yes to Being a Mentor

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Being asked to be a mentor is one of the greatest gifts someone can ask of you.  I remember when I was first asked to be a mentor to an aspiring young professional.  Her question caught me a little off-guard.  I knew that we had a good, positive working relationship and that she often sought […]