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  • September 25, 2014

As a new academic year begins, our friends in the fields of campus/student activities are facing several challenges. Some are fairly new challenges, while others seem to always be around. How many offices have recently changed their name or are considering a name change? Many campus activities offices are moving toward names like the ‘Office…

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  • August 27, 2014

We wanted to share a great article from the July 2014 issue of Money Magazine by Kim Clark, entitled “What to Ask at Career Services: A college’s placement office is now one of the most important stops on the tour.”  The article covers important topics that students should discuss at their career services office, including staff, types…

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  • January 6, 2014

Identifying “institutional fit” is a vital, yet somewhat elusive part of the search process for higher education institutions.  Beyond the more concrete criteria of experience, credentials, and leadership qualities – every search committee must determine whether a candidate fits in culturally with the institution for which they are applying. Similarly, candidates must decide whether an…

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  • October 14, 2013

  Professional etiquette is important on the job as well as during the job search process.  Here we round up some useful articles on practicing professional etiquette as a higher education professional. “Netiquette, Schmetiquette?” by Maria Shine Stewart An insightful article on online behavior and etiquette among higher education professionals. “15 Vital Business Etiquette Rules,”…

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  • June 25, 2013

Here we are again at the start of summer! Although the weather here in New England can’t seem to decide whether it will be a cold and rainy summer or a hot and dry summer, we continue to be optimistic and have started gardening! In that vein we have some very interesting books that have…

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  • March 16, 2013

It’s that time of year, conference season.  Here we provide a helpful list of the major higher education conferences taking place this Spring and Summer. NASPA Annual 2013 Conference Location: Orlando, FL Dates: 3/16 to 3/20/2013 Description: NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Website: http://www.naspa.org/conf/default.cfm…

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  • November 15, 2012

  Fortunately, for higher education professionals, there are many great career resources and active communities available via social media.  So, when looking for career advice or opportunities, it makes little sense not to take advantage of them.  When used purposefully, social media can be a great tool in your higher education job search toolbox, yielding…

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  • October 25, 2012

SJG – The Spelman and Johnson Group is delighted to be offering four scholarships to cover registration fees for the 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute—two scholarships for those women attending the Leadership Institute in Florida and two scholarships for women attending the Leadership Institute in Southern California. Scholarships are open to all those that wish to…

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  • October 11, 2012

  The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center surveyed 1,021 experts and stakeholders to weigh in on the future of higher education.  The survey asked experts to respond to two proposed scenarios for higher education in 2020 – one which outlined modest change, and the other…

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  • June 7, 2012

We discover and share an incredible amount of insightful articles and resources through our professional and social media networks.  Since the use of social media is still fairly new in the higher education community – from both a professional and pedagogical standpoint – we thought we’d round up some of the most useful articles we’ve…