Careers in Student Affairs Month

Ask me about my job graphicCollege is a transformative time for students. Beyond the classrooms and textbooks, it's the connections and experiences outside the classroom that often shape their personal and professional growth.

Much of that growth and transformation happens through the professionals working in Student Affairs. Student Affairs is a professional field, encompassing a wide range of roles and responsibilities within colleges and universities. 

Student Affairs professionals are dedicated to enhancing the overall student experience by fostering a supportive, inclusive, and engaging campus community. This multifaceted domain includes areas such as academic advising, counseling, residence life, student activities, career services, and more.

At Miami, these staff members work in the Division of Student Life, Enrollment Management and Student Success, InterCollegiate Athletics, and more. 

October is “Careers in Student Affairs” month, and the Division of Student Life is providing several opportunities for students to learn about a career in the field of Student Affairs.

  • Break Bread with BaShaun on October 17, 2023, from Noon-1 p.m. at Red Zone in Armstrong.
    • Bring your lunch and join Dean of Students BaShaun Smith and other staff from Student Life to learn about a career in Student Affairs. 
  • Let’s Taco ‘bout a Career in Student Life on October 24, 2023 at 5 p.m. (Armstrong East Wing Room 1080)
    • A panel with staff from Student Life to learn about the multiple paths that lead to a rewarding career supporting college students
  • Follow @MiamiOH_StudentLife on Instagram for information and staff highlights in the month of October. 
  • Ask me about my job. Staff in Student Life will have posters on their offices inviting visitors to ask about how they got their start in Student Affairs.

A career supporting students offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of students. 

“Whether in a residence hall, in Armstrong, or at the various programs put on by student organizations, we get to see students thriving,” said Senior Vice President for Student Life Jayne Brownell.