Past Professional Development Seminars - Student Affairs

Spring 2015

Title: Using the Critical Race Tools of Racial Microaggressions to Examine Everyday Racism in Academic Spaces
Description: Dr. Daniel Solorzano is visiting from UCLA to present to students, alumni, and community partners of our graduate program. Dr. Solorzano's research around critical race theory and racial microagressions has had a major impact on the field of students affairs. His presentation will be followed by a mixer with light refreshments.

Fall 2014

Title: What Can a Doctoral Degree Do For Your Career?
Description: Have you ever wondered how a doctoral degree would affect your career path in higher education/student affairs? Join us for this panel to hear how obtaining a doctoral degree affected four different professionals. The panelists are as follows:

  • Frank Harris III, Ed.D, Associate Professor, San Diego State University
  • Karina Viaud, Ed.D, Director of Parent and Family Programs, UC San Diego
  • Dilcie Perez, Ed.D, Dean of Students, CSU San Marcos
  • Gerardo Arellano, Ph.D., Director of Raza Resource Centro, UC San Diego

Title: Navigating the Student Affairs Job Search- A Presentation from Dr. James Tarbox (Career Services Center: SDSU)
Description: The Student Affairs job search poses the challenge of demonstrating how your education and experience prepare you to advance within the profession. This workshop provides the opportunity to strengthen your search via self-assessment, strategizing the search, and effective communication tactics.

Title: Managing Up- A Presentation from Dr. James Tarbox (Career Services Center: SDSU)
Description: One of the benefits of completing an assistantship is access to staff who can mentor you in your professional development. This workshop provides options to integrate mentoring opportunities as you communicate up to your supervisor.

Title: Writing at the Graduate Level- Connecting Theory to Real-World Experience- A Presentation from the SDSU Writing Center
Description: Adjusting to graduate-level writing standards can be tricky. That's why we're collaborating with the SDSU Writing Center to offer this hands-on workshop. The workshop's focus is to help you make compelling connections between leadership/student development theories and real-world experiences. Developing your capacity to make these connections will not only strengthen your writing in the program, it will also help in job interviews and improve your ability to justify program proposals in your workplace. We hope you will join us for this exciting professional development opportunity!

Spring 2014

Title: Mock Interviewing, Conference Placement, and Networking

Fall 2013

Title: Developing An Outstanding Resume- A Presentation from Dr. James Tarbox (Career Services Center: SDSU)

Title: Preparing for and Managing the Job Search Process- A Presentation from Alex Lo, Career Counselor, Career Services, USD & Peper Anan, Senior Academic Counselor, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD

Get Involved! - A Presentation from Dr. Sherry Mallory, Dean of Student Affairs, Revelle College, UCSD & Grace Bagunu, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Leadership & Education Sciences, USD

Title: Social Media & Networking in Student Affairs- A Presentation from Grace Bagunu, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Leadership & Education Sciences, USD & Hayley Ryan Weddle, Advisor & Daily Operations Manager, Associated Students, UCSD

Title: Integrative Inquiry- A Presentation from Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D., Professor, SDSU & Founder/Director of Rushing to Yoga Foundation