Higher Ed

Student Affairs Leadership: How to Successfully Manage Your First Team

As a new student affairs professional, managing a team all on your own might be uncharted territory. It can be a nerve-wracking experience to suddenly be responsible for so many employees looking to you for feedback and guidance. But you’re ready for the challenge!  Thanks to your training and education in student affairs, you are …

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Reunion 2022: 5 Pro Tips to Help Plan for Multiple Alumni Reunions (Part 3 of 4)

Planning a large event like a multi year alumni reunion requires dynamic qualities. According to respondents from a research study, the top five most important event planning skills are: people skills, organization, time management, flexibility and passion. These characteristics are even more valuable when alumni committees are preparing for multi-reunions for up to 60% of …

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Reunion 2022: The Significance of the 2022 Alumni Reunion (Part 1 of 4)

Alumni Reunion Tips

The pandemic has impacted universities worldwide along with the beloved traditions and activities that campus communities look forward to on an annual basis. Since early 2020, most universities have either chosen to innovate and safely plan remote activities or otherwise delay on-campus experiences such as homecoming, family weekends, and class reunions. As more positive health-related …

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5 Tips on How to Balance Your New Career in Higher Ed and Graduate School

To put it simply, you are on cloud nine. You just got hired for your dream job in higher education and were accepted into your dream graduate program. Congratulations! So, what happens now? While balancing a career in higher education and graduate school is no simple task, it certainly isn’t impossible.  There are definitive upsides …

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8 Strategies for Building the Power of Belonging at Your University for First-Year Students

The first year of university can be a challenging transition for students. There’s an increase in responsibilities, a brand new social environment, and often no safety net to soothe related anxieties. This difficult adjustment period can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially without robust on-campus support. It’s a problem that’s increased over the …

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