Dear Student Affairs Colleagues:
October is Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM) ! UIC Student Affairs is promoting the month by sponsoring various activities and outreach. NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, a professional association focused on the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession sponsors the month as "an opportunity to celebrate, grow, and discover. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the profession, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field."
Get involved by participating in CSAM activities or encourage other colleagues and students to explore this career field.


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Wear an "Ask Me About My Job" button to promote a conversation about career options.

  • Making the Leap: Career Transitions within Student Affairs
    Tuesday, October 24th 3:00PM, SSB - Conference Room C
  • Learn from mid and senior level Student Affairs Professionals on how they were able to make dynamic transitions to and from different work areas within the field such as Residence Life, Facilities Management, Student Involvement, and others. To register, click HERE.

  • Join the NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute - UIC Host Team
  • As part of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Programs (NUFP), in Summer 2018 UIC will host the Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI) on campus. DLI provides an in-depth leadership development experience and prepares Fellows for graduate work in student affairs/higher education. If you are interested in helping plan and coordinate the 2018 DLI, please email

  • Free CSAM Webcasts
  • During Careers in Student Affairs Month, NASPA will be sponsoring nine unique educational webinars geared towards different professional levels of student affairs administrators. For calendar and to register, click HERE.


NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)
By mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, this semi-structured program diversifies and broadens the pipeline of our profession. Students and mentors apply as a pair. Fellows have opportunities for scholarships, on-campus mentorship, and professional development events. For more informaton and to apply online by October 13th, click HERE.


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