THROWBACK THURSDAY: It’s Complicated – My Relationship With Student Affairs (Part I)

NOTE: In honor of October being Careers in Student Affairs Month, and to celebrate ACPA’s #WhatsYourWhy campaign, I’m reposting one of my very first posts that explains why I joined the field. Enjoy and look out for the second part of my thoughts on delegation next week!

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Challenge & Support: The 2014 Version...
Challenge & Support: The 2014 Version…

Both ACPA and NASPA celebrate Careers in Student Affairs Month in October, and with ACPA’s #WhatsYourWhy campaign happening, I thought it would be a great idea for one of the first posts at GotDegrees to be about the profession that I fell into after several attempts to avoid it- student affairs administration. Part of me feels like a bit of reflection is good for the soul; the rest of me figures it’s a good way to further introduce you to me and what I’m about.

So here goes…

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Spotlight On The News: November 2014 (Part II)

A little cloudy, but not a bad view for the next few days- more on NASPA R1 on Monday!
A little cloudy, but not a bad view for the next few days- more on NASPA R1 on Monday!

Happy Monday! As you read this, I’m relaxing running around somewhere at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Newport (RI) on Goat Island for NASPA Region I- more on that next week-but I wanted to make sure that I had ample content for this week even though I’m taking some time off in the real world (isn’t that nice of me?) so I’m back with the second installment of Spotlight on the News. Today’s edition highlights a piece from BlueStockings Mag about Brown students of color and safe spaces (a topic near and dear to my heart), an article from theRoot.com on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, a short piece in the Providence Journal on abrasive teachers in the Providence school system, and a piece from styleite.com on She Who Must Not Be Named Kardashian-West and those photos from last week (so much for the KardASSian media blackout).

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PROTIP Phriday VI: Unbreak The Internet (With Duct Tape)

Amazing what $12.50 can get you these days...
Amazing what $12.50 can get you these days…

TWO SECOND GOTDEGREES PSA: Check out the new GotDegrees logo (courtesy of logogarden.com)! Now that we’ve been around for a bit and gotten some good exposure, I figured it was a good time to make it official and get one made that wasn’t something pieced together in Photoshop in 5 minutes…

Anyway, TGIPPThank God it’s PROTIP Phriday!

After a work situation early this week almost had me at the end of my rope (and hating anything under the age of 21 years old) and after bearing my black, corrupted soul to you all on Wednesday (for a very good cause- and thanks so much to all who responded positively!), it’s time for yet another round of PROTIPs. I’ve also got a WONDERFUL surprise for you at the end of this post as a token of my appreciation for your support and appreciation over the past six weeks. Really- it’s amazing. You’ll love it.

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