#BossLady: Career Advancement is More than Serendipity

with Melissa Mahan, Regina Young Hyatt

About This Course

Is it luck? Is it hard work? Is it who you know? Career advancement is typically not accidental; it requires working hard, creating growth experiences, and taking some calculated risks. In this briefing, the facilitators will share examples of the kinds of experiences needed to advance in your student affairs career while taking into account the unique goals and outcomes each person may have for their career. With personal experiences and best practices, the facilitators will share helpful tools as participants consider their career pathways.

Learning Outcomes

By participating in this session, attendees will:

  • explore specific types of experiences that can be useful in career advancement;
  • understand how strategic thinking is a valuable tool in one’s personal and professional growth; and
  • discuss strategies around professional development, sponsorship, and mentorship as tools for advancement.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).

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