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Careers in Student Affairs

Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative that takes place each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs and helps educate future student affairs professionals. The goals of Careers in Student Affairs Month are to:

  • Celebrate the field of student affairs through opportunities to reflect on individual journeys and experiences
  • Provide professional development for student affairs administrators in higher education
  • Encourage and promote the profession in order to grow the field of student affairs
  • Cultivate spaces for dialogue related to pertinent topics within student affairs

ACPA Careers in Student Affairs Month Offerings

Join us in person or virtually for FSU's 2021 Careers in Student Affairs events!

Oct. 4

Interested in a Career in Higher Education – They were there now they are here
12 PM · Student Services Building 218

  • Gaurav Harshe, Graduate Assistant University Housing
  • Joey McGinn, Graduate Assistant University Housing
  • Ellie Foreman, Graduate Assistant Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Valerie Arias, Graduate Assistant Center for Leadership & Social Change
  • Courtney Rolle, Graduate Assistant Retention Undergraduate Studies

Session Recording

Oct. 11

Leaders at FSU & in the field of student affairs
4 PM · Student Services Building 218

  • Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Kathy Guthrie, HESA program faculty/program director

Session Recording

Oct. 18

Thinking about grad school? Need to fine tune your resume? What about that Grad School Application?
3:30 PM · Student Services Building 218

Join our Career Advisors as they get you started on the right path! Faculty from the College of Education will be available to answer questions about graduate applications.

  • Dr. Cameron Beatty, Assistant Professor
  • Ivey Burbrink, Ed.S., Doctoral Student, Counseling and School Psychology, Instructional Specialist

Session Recording

Oct. 25

A Panel of Student Affairs Pros You Will Want to Meet
12 PM · Student Services Building 218

If you are interested in sigining up for a mentor, email Edwin Darrell at by November 19th.

  • Freddy Juarez – Associate Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • April Lovett – Director, Academic Health Data Library Programs
  • Dr. Joi Phillips – Director, Center for Leadership & Social Change
  • Dr. Erin Sylvester Philpot – Assistant Director for Leadership & Identity Programs
  • Stormy Walker – Program Director for Student Organizations & Involvement
  • Darryl Lovett – Associate Director, Fitness Facilities & Programs, Campus Recreation
  • Dr. Robert Schwartz – Professor, College of Education

Session Recording

Undergraduate Students

  • Get involved in the NASPA and NOLES Undergraduate Fellow Program to learn more about the field of student affairs!
  • Enroll in the Student Affairs Leadership course taught during the Spring semester as part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. Contact Dr. Kathy Guthrie ( for more information

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