Career Development

Professional Development is a core value of ACPA and the Annual Convention experience. As career development and advancement exists as a priority for all members of the association, Convention has a designated team to focus on the comprehensive experience at ACPA19. The ACPA19 convention space in Boston will feature the ACPA Career Wellness Center. The center will host educational programs, networking and engagement opportunities, and community building spaces within the Sheraton Boston Hotel. This is a space where students, practitioners, and faculty of all levels of experience can invest in their own personal and professional growth through reflection, dialogue, and action plans.

The Career Wellness Center at ACPA19 will:

  • Provide resources relevant to their specific needs through educational programming, preparation, and other engagement opportunities.
  • Amplify and facilitate networking and reflection around various career trajectories and alternative pathways to career success, both within and beyond higher education and student affairs.
  • Connect employers with prospective candidates of all professional levels through targeted convention spaces
  • Synthesize the ways in which systemic barriers and identities often impact the career development and advancement of our members and work to encourage more equitable and just hiring practices.

Highlights of The Career Wellness Center at ACPA19 will include:

  • Pre-Convention Half-Day Workshop: “Mid-Level Career: Now What?”
  • Career Snapshot Educational Sessions
  • Career Central Roundtable Discussions
  • On-Site Employer Networking & Engagement Opportunities
  • Employability Coaching
  • Professional Branding Assistance
  • Graduate Program Advising

The Career Wellness Center is staffed with volunteers who are committed to serving all ACPA19 Convention participants and employers as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Please Note: All participants planning to attend on-site events and activities hosted by the Career Development and Advancement team must be registered for the ACPA19 Convention.

For information regarding Career Development & Advancement, please contact Kelvin Rutledge.