Student Affairs

Careers in Student Affairs Month

What is Careers in Student Affairs?

Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative each October. 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.

Goals of Careers in Student Affairs Month:

  • 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.


Why Choose a Career in Student Affairs?

  • Making a Difference - Working in student affairs allows you to educate, advise, and support students during a critical time in their lives.
  • Choice and Flexibility - Student affairs professionals work in a variety of different positions on campus; they work in student engagement, residential life, campus recreation, counseling centers, and health services, just to name a few. Professionals also work at a variety of institutions – 4-year public universities (like Tech), community colleges, private universities, and institutions of all sizes.
  • Exciting Work Environment - The student affairs field is fast-paced and continually evolving. Professionals perform a variety of tasks on a day-to-day basis, including advising groups, leading meetings, coordinating events, overseeing budgets, and working with a range of students, staff, and faculty. One day is never the same as the next!
  • Amazing Benefits - Colleges and universities often offer attractive and unique packages.
  • A Career You Love - Since the student affairs field is continuously changing and advancing, along with the students you serve. That's what makes a career in Student Affairs is both fulfilling and fun!


Interested in a Career in a Specific Student Affairs Department?

Check out the videos below for an overview about each department within the Division of Student Affairs. Each video will have an interview with a staff member from that specific department and they will talk about their experience in Student Affairs and higher education as a whole.

Student Affairs Vice President

Residential Life

Intercultural Affairs

Dean of Students

Counseling Center

Recreation & Fitness Center

Accessible Education Center

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