Book Title: Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs (Fourth Edition)
Publisher: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Author: Marilyn J. Amey
The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand the organizational and political realities of working on college and university campuses. Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs addresses the most critical and current issues for those entering the field. In this comprehensive guide, seasoned student affairs leaders and new professionals share practical advice and offer broad perspectives on: managing the first job search and networking professionally; seeking opportunities for career advancement; supervising student affairs staff Achieving work-life balance; defining professional and personal ethics; collaborating with faculty colleagues; handling critical incidents and larger crises; assessing student learning outcome; and using technology and social media effectively. Whether you are moving into student affairs from a graduate preparation program or making a career change, this book shows you how to navigate and negotiate within the higher education landscape.